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Shipments of Nook tablet to Barnes and Noble reach 1 million mark

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Shipments of Nook tablet to Barnes and Noble reach 1 million mark
The Amazon Kindle Fire isn't the only hot new low-priced Android tablet. Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet had such a good Thanksgiving holiday in terms of sales, the book retailer is increasing its order for the tablet from contract manufacturer Inventec. So far, shipments of the tablet have reached 1 million units, surpassing the 800,000 that were originally estimated to be sold by the end of this year. This is positive news for Inventec which was hurt when HP decided to stop production of the webOS powered TouchPad.

Running on Android 2.3, the Nook Tablet is equipped with a 7 inch screen offering resolution of 600 x 1024. The device is powered by a dual-core TI OMAP 4 processor and has 1GB of RAM aboard. The 16GB of native storage can be pumped up to as much as 48GB using a microSD card. For those who want to see how this upstart tablet fares against the Amazon Kindle Fire, you can read how the two match up against each other. The Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet, at $249, is $50 more expensive than the Kindle Fire although a teardown of the former shows that it is very similar to the latter device.

source: DigiTimes
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