Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Barnes & Noble, the largest bookstore chain in the world, released a tablet to compete with the iPhone

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

The tablet, which hits U.S. stores 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, "said Monday the CEO of the popular chain of bookstores, William Lynch.

The device has a touch screen color-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 in color, interactive applications and high quality through our store NOOK, "said Lynch.

The new tablet is connected Barnes & Noble free of charge to the wifi network of the operator AT & T has integrated microphone and 16 GB of memory, expandable with a card.

Tablet market

The appearance of Nook Tablet is similar to the reader Nook Color of Barnes & Noble, which lowers the price of 249-199 dollars, 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.

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

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

The price of both tablets away from the nearly $ 500 it costs the 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 leading undisputed tablet market , a sector in which companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Samsung and Motorola have managed to make just shade.


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