By: Ryan Kim | Gigaom.com
Barnes & Noble unveiled its answer to the Kindle Fire Monday with the introduction of the Nook Tablet, a more robust version of the Nook Color that will feature beefier hardware and a wide array of content options.
The Nook Tablet will feature a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage, with an SD card slot for 32 GB of extra storage, 1 GB of RAM and a new 7-inch 1024 x 600 display that will offer a laminated, full IPS vivid view display. All of that improves upon the specs of the Nook Color. The Nook Tablet, which will weigh less than a pound, will be available at the end of next week for $249, the price of the older Nook Color, which will now be sold for $199.