Barnes & Noble have just announced their Nook Tablet computer. This announcement comes just weeks after Amazon launched their own tablet the Amazon Kindle Fire. Clearly the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is in direct competition with the Kindle Fire more so than with other tablets such as the iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Both the Kindle Fire and Nook tablets are much more than just color ebook readers and offer apps, games, multimedia, 1080p video playback and Netflix and Hulu pre-installed.
The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has a similar external design as their color reader, but the similarities stop there. It has a 7-uinch IPS display with full lamination, 1080p video playback, and 11.5 hours of battery life. It runs Google Android Gingerbread, and has access to its own application store. It is currently unknown wither the Nook Tablet will be rootable, but as the color was we assume it will be.
Being a Barnes & Noble device it also gives you access to over 250 magazine and periodicals from publishers such as Marvel.
The Nook is $50 more than the Kindle fire at $250, but it has double the storage of the Kindle Fire at 16GB and has 2x the RAM at 1GB, and is lighter at less than one pound. It also has an SD port for expanding the storage space.
The Nook Tablet is already up for pre-order for $250 It will be released on November 18th.