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Nook Tablet teardown reveals insides just as clean as the out

Nook Tablet teardown reveals insides just as clean as the out

This past month or so we've seen heavy coverage of several smaller-sized tablets bent on providing users with no less than a full cloud-based media experience, the most recognizable of which is the brand new Nook Tablet - and today we get to see right down deep into its guts! The fine bust-up team at ifixit have done it again with the next-generation Barnes & Noble reader device, this one the direct decedent of the NOOK Color, a device we spent a full week reviewing piece by piece when it was revealed last year at around this time. Now with the Nook Tablet popping up in stores just in time for the holiday season 2011, what better way to celebrate than chopping it to pieces?

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NOOK Tablet hands-on unboxing

NOOK Tablet hands-on unboxing

Cheap, branded Android tablets have come of age in time for the 2011 holidays, and Barnes & Noble is hoping the NOOK Tablet can lead the pack. With a $249 price tag that makes the 7-inch slate half the cost of an iPad 2, Apple's tablet may not be the specific target but those looking for straightforward email, web browsing, multimedia and, not least, ebook reading could well decide the NOOK Tablet offers everything they need on a budget. Read on for our unboxing and some hands-on first impressions.

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Kobo bought by Japan’s Rakuten for $315 million

Kobo bought by Japan’s Rakuten for $315 million

The Kobo e-reader, which currently competes with Amazon's Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook, may be getting a boost soon with new backing from Japan's version of Amazon, a large e-commerce operator called Rakuten. The Japanese company is purchasing Kobo for $315 million and intends to rapidly grow its user base around the world.

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NOOK Tablet hands-on roundup from around the web

NOOK Tablet hands-on roundup from around the web

At an event that was very clearly aimed directly at the Kindle Fire this week, Barnes & Noble revealed their next-generation NOOK, named the NOOK Tablet and looking just as lovely as the original NOOK Color. So similar, in fact, that it's essentially the same design save the innards which are twice as powerful and the TINY change in chassis that makes it ever so slightly lighter and thinner. Below have a look at some hands-on accounts with the device from around the web.

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Kindle Fire called deficient as a media tablet by Barnes and Noble CEO

Kindle Fire called deficient as a media tablet by Barnes and Noble CEO

The gauntlet has been thrown down today by Barnes & Noble with a device by the name of NOOK Tablet, an upgrade of their NOOK Color e-reader, a release here clearly aimed directly at Amazon's recently revealed Kindle Fire. What's been revealed this week is several upgrades from the NOOK Color to the new NOOK Tablet including a lighter chassis, a larger processor, and a whole new reassurance that you'll be running find with Nook Cloud for cloud storage. How does this add up against the Kindle Fire? Barnes and Noble CEO William J Lynch Jr has a few words to say on the subject, I assure you.

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Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet details leaked

Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet details leaked

This week the folks at Barnes & Noble have had leaked the newest addition to their NOOK family, a device by the name of NOOK Tablet, one that looks rather similar to the NOOK Color of the past but with a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor instead. Inside you'll also find 16GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot which can take 32GB, battery life of something around 4 hours of video playback (with wi-fi on) or 8 hours off. This device will connect over Wi-fi only and has the same 7-inch VividView IPS display as the NOOK Color.

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