Barnes & Noble readying new Nook for November 7 debut

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  1. Spider

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    By Rachel King | October 31, 2011, 10:48am PDT

    Summary: Something wicked this way comes: Barnes & Noble is bringing out a new Nook soon.


    It’s (almost) official: Barnes & Noble will be making a very special announcement on Monday, November 7 about the Nook brand.

    How do we know it’s about the Nook? For starters, Barnes & Noble sent out an invitation on October 31 to next week’s media event at B&N’s flagship Union Square location in New York City with a bright green lowercase “n” logo. The event will begin at 10 AM EST.

    Reports started circulating at the end of last week that B&N would be unveiling a Nook Color 2 in early November, with a ship date expected before Amazon’s Kindle Fire officially goes on sale on November 15. Thus, this rumor matches up nearly perfectly with the press invite.

    If this isn’t the next generation of the Nook Color, it would be incredibly shocking and disappointing, not to mention foolish considering imminent launch of the Kindle Fire, which is almost sure to set off a firestorm (excuse the pun) this holiday season.

    If it is the Nook Color 2 (which let’s face it, it must be), it’s generally agreed upon that the Nook Color 2 will need to impress analysts, investors, and consumers should it be an actual threat to the Kindle Fire let alone a success on its own.

    That includes a better price point, higher-end specs, and some kind of ecosystem or partnership with media content providers to bridge the point between colorized e-book reader and low-end (yet worthy) Android tablet.
     
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    Very curious about this nook 2..... probably nothing we donn't already have with the little fixing we did to nook 1!
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    Sent from my NookColor using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet details leaked - SlashGear

    This week the folks at Barnes & Noble have had leaked the newest addition to their NOOK family, a device by the name of NOOK Tablet, one that looks rather similar to the NOOK Color of the past but with a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor instead. Inside you’ll also find 16GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot which can take 32GB, battery life of something around 4 hours of video playback (with wi-fi on) or 8 hours off. This device will connect over Wi-fi only and has the same 7-inch VividView IPS display as the NOOK Color.

    The tablet has been thinned out by .02 inches, made lighter by .9 ounces, and increased in built-in storage by 8 GB. Other than that, This device seems to be rather similar to the original NOOK Color indeed. Have a look at our massive week-long look at the NOOK Color from back when it was called NOOKcolor right here: Week With NOOKcolor.
    Other than that, there’s a bump in NOOK Color software in that it now features Hulu Plus, you’ve not got access to Rhapsody, MOG, and Grooveshark, and of course Pandora still works as it comes pre-installed. Real Simple and The New Yorker have been added to the Barnes and Noble library, and games such as Scrabble have been added to the basic NOOK Color store of games.
    The current NOOK Color will be $199 in the near future while the new NOOK Tablet will be $249, this making us very much have to think about whether we want an ultra-inexpensive dual-core tablet or an undeniably inexpensive original NOOK Color. Think about that! Of course the whole thing will have to be rooted and turned to Android UNLESS the interface has been opened up beyond what we’ve seen on the NOOK Color thus far. We’ll just have to wait until Monday when all of this information comes out officially.
     
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    Still a great price on a device with an awesome screen and now better specs. Hard to justify the extra money above this price point if you need a simple tablet. If you need a larger screen, cameras and a sim card then go for it, but you are going to have to pay for those features. It's nice to have options :D

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