Barnes and Noble has been scaling back with new Nook products and this year they are only going to release one sole device, the Nook Tablet 10. It is going to be released on Wednesday in over 600 retail locations for $129.99.
The resolution of the Nook Tablet 10.1 is 1920 x 12000 Pixels and has 224 PPI. It provides up to 8.5 hours of reading watching videos and web browsing. It is currently unknown what type of processor it is employing and how much RAM is available, but I surmise for the $129 price, it isn’t very good. It has 32GB of storage and supports microSD cards up to 256GB in size.
This device is running Google Android, but the bookseller has not disclosed what version it is running. You will be able to install all of your favorite apps via Google Play. Barnes and Noble told me that they skinned the UI differently on this tablet, then the Nook Tablet 7 that came out last year.
Barnes and Noble will also be releasing a NOOK keyboard and NOOK charging dock, but these products are not on the website yet and there is no indication on how much they will cost.
It remains to be seen if this product will appeal to a wide demographic of customers. The bookseller continues to sell all of the old Samsung products from the past few years online and in stores, but they are antiquated.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.