Barnes and Noble's Nook tablet will compete with Kindle Fire
We're excited about Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire, and all the perks that come with being a $79 a year Amazon Prime member (the Kindle lending library, 13,000 movies and TV shows available to stream, etc.), but we also like options, and Barnes and Noble's $249 Nook Tablet is worth looking at — despite costing $50 more.
Although the Nook Tablet costs $50 more than the Kindle Fire, Mashable points out that it's also larger (8.1 inches by 5 inches, compared to the Fire's 7.5 inches by 4.7 inches), has a better listed battery life (11.5 hours of reading time, compared to the Fire's 8 hours), and data storage (16GB, compared to the Fire's 8GB).How cheap can tablets get?
Barnes and Noble is essentially giving Nook lovers a reason to stay put if they like the previous Nook devices. Reuters says that the big bookstore chain has about 25 percent of the e-reader market, and it's intent on keeping its market share.
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