8 GB Nook Tablet now available for $199

The 8 GB Nook Tablet by Barnes and Noble that we first told you about yesterday is now here, one day earlier than anticipated. But that’s not bad, is it?

The price is exactly as we thought it would be – matching Amazon’s Kindle Fire. And the good news is that aside from the reduced storage capacity and the inexplicably halved RAM (512 MB here compared to 1 GB), there’s no difference between this model and the one that’s been selling since November – all the same hardware.

The 8 GB Nook Tablet is now available at B&N for $199 with free shipping. This should make it sell a lot better than its 16 GB sibling has managed to, but probably won’t reach Kindle Fire levels anyway, since B&N or the Nook brand have nowhere near the brand recognition of Amazon. However, this is an important move for B&N, and who knows – maybe the Nook Tablet will manage to climb all the way to the No.2 Android tablet spot soon.

The Nook Color, B&N’s first Android tablet from yesteryear, has seen its price cut to $169, but if you ask us, it’s really worth shelling out $30 more for the new Nook Tablet.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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