New 8 GB Nook Tablet announced for $199

When the Nook Tablet was first announced by book seller Barnes and Noble in November, the company made it a point to emphasize that the tablet had 16 GB of storage, which was double what Amazon offered with its new Kindle Fire tablet. Unfortunately, the flip side of that storage increase was that the Nook Tablet cost $249, which is $50 more than the Kindle Fire's price.

Today, as part of their quarterly financial results, Barnes and Noble announced the immediate launch of a new 8 GB version of the Nook Tablet. The price of the new version is $199 which brings it in line with the Kindle Fire. For those folks who want the extra storage, Barnes and Noble is still selling the 16 GB Nook Tablet for $249.

In addition, the company announced that its older Nook Color tablet will also get a price reduction, from $199 down to $169. The Nook Simple Touch eReader device remains at its current $99 price point.

The company's financial results for the last quarter were something of a mixed bag. While overall revenues were up five percent to $2.4 billion, the company reported today that it's net income for the last quarter was $52 million, down from $60.6 million in the same period a year ago.

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With the 16gb Nook Tablet, according to Wikipedia, "Of the 16 GB internal storage, 13 GB is available for content, with only 1 GB available for side loaded, non Barnes & Noble content."

I know you can use microsd cards, but really, no wonder people root the damn things!

I'm happy with my Xoom wifi.

COKid said,
With the 16gb Nook Tablet, according to Wikipedia, "Of the 16 GB internal storage, 13 GB is available for content, with only 1 GB available for side loaded, non Barnes & Noble content."

I know you can use microsd cards, but really, no wonder people root the damn things!

I'm happy with my Xoom wifi.

Just a couple of things.

#1 Rooting is like getting Admin rights. So why wouldn't you want Admin rights. It's what you do after rooting that counts not the actual root.

#2 B&N will be repartitioning the Nook Tablet so user have a lot more space on the device itself. This will happen in March.

P.S. I'm happy with my Xoom 4G LTE and iPad 2

I don't understand while people buy Nooks. They're all slow as balls, and the screen doesn't respond to touch input as well as most smartphones or other tablets. I just don't understand the appeal.