8GB Nook Tablet coming this week?

Barens & Noble is looking to undercut the price of the Amazon Kindle Fire with the introduction of a Nook Tablet model with half the internal storage as the version currently available. According to The Verge, an 8GB Nook Tablet is headed to store shelves this Wednesday, February 22nd. A leaked document from Walmart says the new device will go on sale just as the clock strikes midnight and suggests that units are already arriving in stores.

The 16GB Nook tablet sells for $249, a full $50 more than Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Halving the storage capacity is a quick and easy way to close the gap between the two. Expect an 8GB Nook Tablet to sell for $200 or less.

[The Verge via Gizmodo]

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  • lynyrd65

    This differentiation by capacity is really starting to piss me off. My 16gb flash drive cost me $10, it must cost them $2

  • http://Phandroid deh2002

    As long as it still has a micro sd card slot it should be fine. I haven’t seen one but have played with a kindle fire and want overly impressed. Hopefully the nook is better.

  • c4v3man

    Hopefully we’ll get a real CM9 port onto this… would make a nice base tablet, at least until the ASUS MEMO comes out.