Amazon is going crazy with the manufacturers of tablets and eReaders with its incredible low prices as they really are taking a heavy blow to the market. Both have been taken to put the batteries on all sides, and has even been rumored on Apple and Samsung could soon present low cost tablets to compete with the price of Kindle Fire.
Today Barnes & Noble has submitted a full financial report and pass and has cast a new tablet in it, the Nook Tablet 8GB.
What catches the attention, before you start looking at properties and other stories, is its price as it hits the market for $ 199, exactly the same as the Kindle Fire, which should not be a coincidence.
This tablet is exactly the same as the house was for sale since last November, but the price is reduced from the previous $ 249 and increase the memory up to 8GB. In addition there is also a 16GB model for $ 249.
Here’s their technical characteristics:
- 0.4 Kg
- Processor 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 with 512MB RAM (1GB of RAM on the 16GB model)
- VividView screen 7 “
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity
- File Support EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, XLSM MEPP, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX and PPTX
As you can see is very similar to Kindle Fire but, if I may, with the advantage of not being so closed to Amazon services as your tablet, which gives us more versatility. This we have not tested yet, and we must recognize that the Fire would like a shot, but with these features the new Nook does not have to fail.
How about this tablet lowcost? You think it’s a real alternative to tablets powerful Android or iPad for consumers who do not demand so much?