Barnes and Noble has been proclaiming some of the hardware differences between their new Tablet and the Kindle Fire. Internal memory has been a hot button topic with the Fire having 8 GB and the Nook Tablet 16 GB to hold your data and media. B&N is now limiting the amount of 3rd party content you can load on your device and giving you only a paltry 1 GB of data to work with.
The company is encouraging people who buy the new Barnes and Noble Tablet to partake in their own ecosystem. Watch videos with their specific providers, buy books through them and so on. If you want to load in your own audiobooks, music, videos, ebooks you are relegated to 1 GB of internal memory to do this with. You can bypass this by the Micro SD that is on the back of the unit underneath the little flap. This will give you a chance to store some added content. No word yet if this was intentional or not, but the original Nook Color ended up getting a firmware update later in its lifespan to do the exact same thing.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.