The identity behind the newest member of the Nook line has been revealed to all. Frankly, it was only a matter of time. The book retailer announced earlier this week that the company was holding an event in New York on November 7, and with four days to spare, it appears the details have been spilled.
Noah already pondered the tablet’s existence and, it has to be said, bares an incredible resemblance to the Color. Still, judging from the leaked slides obtained by Engadget, the Nook Tablet looks set to go head-to-head with the Kindle Fire.
The new tablet will come equipped with a 7-inch VividView IPS color touch panel (1024×600), 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8.1x5x0.48-inches, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion sot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and a four hour ability during video playback (eight hours of battery with WiFi off). Supported file extensions include ePUD, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, Flash, JPG, MP3, MP4 and AAC.
The device will run for $249 with pre-orders beginning November 7 and store availability November 16. While it’s fifty bones more than the Kindle Fire, it boasts twice the RAM and twice the storage, so it all depends on who you believe offers the better ecosystem. Those who are familiar with the Nook Color will enjoy the same experience backed by the best in HD entertainment, one slide says.
Remember, none of this has come straight out of B&N’s mouth, so hold off on your buying decisions. If the new Nook Tablet does wind up being stronger than the Fire spec-wise, you can bet your behind it’s gonna be a dogfight come shopping season.