The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet or the Amazon Kindle Fire – which one would you pick? (poll results)

The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet or the Amazon Kindle Fire – which one would you pick? (poll results)
The Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet – two affordable Android tablets that will be battling head to head this holiday season trying to land under your Christmas tree. But between the two of them, which one would you pick? That is the question that we asked you several days ago, and the results from our poll are already in.

In a classic photo-finish manner, the Amazon Kindle Fire holds the lead getting the votes of 36.42% or 181 of our readers. The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet comes second, but only by a hair as it is being voted for by 35.81% or 178 PhoneArena readers. Only 13.28% of the ones who participated in the poll find an Android tablet hovering near the $300 mark worth the extra cash while 14.49% are not interested in getting a tablet at all.

Even though we didn't get a definite winner in our poll, the results serve as an indication that the demand for cheap tablets, or at least ones marketed by companies consumers are familiar with, is present indeed. Both the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet are nearing their release, and perhaps only time will tell which one of them will be predominant.

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%
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%
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%
Who needs a tablet anyway? I am perfectly fine with my smartphone, thank you very much.
14.49%

Related phones

Kindle Fire
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Processor TI OMAP4, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
NOOK Tablet
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Processor TI OMAP4, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC

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9 Comments

1. longhairbilly

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 23, 2010

Wow. Its closer then I would have thought. I thought The Fire would have had a huge numbers.

3. vellcar

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

When it actually comes to buying one, i think the numbers will be alot bigger for the Fire.

4. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Me too. I thought the numbers would be much higher for the Kindle. I myself preordered two.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, my vote was to wait a month for the Asus2 to come out so the Asus1 drops down to the 300 or less pricepoint, and just grab that. :)

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

wish granted bro. Best Buy is selling the Transformer as a door buster sale on Black Friday for $250 and they're also reducing the dock to $100. i MIGHT try to get in on that. if anything i can just sell it later on Swappa and put that money towards a Prime. (:

2. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Galaxy S2 rather than tablet...

7. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

I think a lot of people who would come to Phonearena and take the poll are tech savy and are interested in hacking the Nook Tablet like they did the Nook Color. With the specs of the Nook, it would make a much better rooted tablet than the Fire. I think the fire is going to have much stronger sales amoung the "normal" population who will just be looking for a media consumption device.

8. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Agree 100% that people want to root the nook color. Me personally my mom wants a tablet, but she has no use for the honey comb one's so the kindle fire is perfect. I like the design better and this device has gorilla glass.

9. saiful10

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Great work..

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