Looking to keep pace with Amazon, it seems Barnes & Noble has something up their sleeve this month - the Nook Tablet. Coming to market in just under two weeks, the Nook Tablet is a dead ringer for the Nook Color, but it brings to the table substantially pumped up specs that, in some ways, surpass its nearest competition - the Kindle Fire.

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A nice set of photocopied documents leaked out today, giving us all the details we need about the Nook Tablet - it's set to launch November 16th at a cool $249. Yes, that is about $50 higher than the Kindle Fire, but wait till you see the specs:

  • OMAP 4 Dual-Core Processor at 1.2GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB On Board Storage
  • 7" VividView IPS Display at 1024x600 (169ppi)
  • About 8 Hours of Battery Life
  • A Trim(mer) 8.1 x 5 x .48" Form Factor

As you can see, the Nook Tablet actually bests Amazon's Fire in terms of both storage and RAM. Its entry into the market should make things a little more interesting in the e-reader/tablet hybrid domain. Evidently, the Nook Tablet will go up for pre-order on the 7th, and reach users' hands on the 16th. Not bad for a 7" tablet that hasn't even been officially announced yet.

via Engadget