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.