However, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet was made official today – a $249 slate that will be running head to head with the Kindle Fire. Just like its nemesis, the Nook Tablet will come with a set of features picked with book readers in mind and will provide access to a list of entertainment services. The tablets appear to be similar in technical terms as well since both of them offer 7 inches of display real estate, come with 1GHz dual-core processors, and run customized versions of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
So, dear readers, if you had to pick, which one of these two would you put in your shopping cart – the Amazon Kindle Fire or the Barns & Noble Nook Tablet? Feel free to cast your vote in our poll below.
- The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet or the Amazon Kindle Fire – which one would you pick?
- The Amazon Kindle Fire – not only that it comes cheaper, but it has everything that I really need. Books, web browser, streaming movies and music, you name it. 36.42% (181 votes) (181 votes)
- The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet – for just $50 more I get a tablet that can play 1080p video, has twice the storage and has the deepest Netflix integration on a tablet… ever, not to mention the millions of books I have access to. Neato! 35.81% (178 votes) (178 votes)
- Other affordable Android tablet – there are many alternatives to these hovering around the $300 mark, but offering a lot more bang for my buck. 13.28% (66 votes) (66 votes)
- Who needs a tablet anyway? I am perfectly fine with my smartphone, thank you very much. 14.49% (72 votes) (72 votes)