Barnes and Noble looks to be releasing a followup to their popular Nook Tablet on February 22nd that will put the device on par with the Kindle Fire. The new Nook Tablet 2 will feature 8 GB of memory instead of the 16 found in the current iteration. Leaked Walmart documentations have verified that the company intends to put the new reader on-sale on the 22nd and rumors are claiming that many locations have already received it.
The New Nook Tablet 2 is not a game-changer by any means, but features lower internal memory to make the devices cheaper for customers. Barnes and Noble intends on offering it for a cool $199.99, which costs as much as the Kobo Vox and the Kindle Fire. In short, only the hardware underneath the hood is going to change and ascetically it will be the same device as the Nook Tablet, just priced for less.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.