Sunday, November 27, 2011

Barnes & Noble displays its first tablet

Barnes & Noble , the largest bookstore chain in the world, today introduced its new electronic society Nook Tablet, which sell for $ 249 and who seeks to compete in a market still dominated by the Apple iPad.

The tablet, which hit stores in the U.S. at the end of next week , will watch videos and listen to music without downloading the content, check email and read digital books.

"With 'Nook Tablet' we have created the best wireless device in the class of seven inches," he said in a press release the CEO of the popular chain of bookstores, William Lynch .

The device features a color touch screen-seven inches below the iPad 9.7- , dual-core processor and runs a special version of the operating system Android , Google's mobile devices.

"We have used the latest technology to offer consumers the largest online catalog of books and magazines, interactive color and high quality applications through our store NOOK," said Lynch.

The new Barnes & Noble tablet connects to free WiFi network operator AT & T has integrated microphone and 16 GB of memory, expandable with a card.

The appearance is similar to Nook reader Tablet Nook Color Barnes & Noble, which lowers the price from 249 to $ 199 , but performance is more like the Fire Kindle , Amazon introduced the device at the end of September.

Amazon tablet also offers a color touch screen of seven inches and works with the Android operating system, but has 3G connection and browser Silk Amazon .


Kindle Fire has access to the media library of Amazon, with 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, applications and games, while the Barnes & Noble offers content through agreements with video providers like Hulu or Netflix music streaming and Pandora .

The tablet of Barnes & Noble has a price above $ 50 Kindle Fire , and reaches the market almost at the same time as the Amazon, making it the 17th of November.

The price of both tablets away from the 500 dollars it costs cheaper version of Apple's iPad , so analysts believe that these devices can become fierce competitors for the tablet from the creator of the iPod.

Apple, with its 30 million tablets sold since it launched the iPhone in April 2010, is the undisputed leader in the tablet market, a sector in which companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Samsung and Motorola have managed to make just shade.


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