21
Feb
nook-tablet

Users of Barnes & Noble's 16GB Nook Tablet may be aware of the device's rather strict memory partitioning, which currently reserves 12 of the available 13GB of memory exclusively for Nook Store content. This means users have a paltry 1GB of storage space for their own personal content, unless they opt for a microSD card.

With the announcement of the Nook Tablet's 8GB variant (which allows users 4 of the available 5GB of storage space), it looks like B&N has decided to reach out to customers of the 16GB model, allowing them to have their devices repartitioned more fairly. The book giant has added a note to their Nook Tablet page indicating as much, and telling users (in itty bitty print) when they can have their devices reconfigured:

If you want to re-configure the internal memory of your NOOK Tablet-16GB for additional personal storage, you need to visit your local Barnes & Noble on or after 3/12/12 for help in doing so.

While many would argue that the Nook Tablet's storage should never have been so harshly allocated in the first place, this is definitely a welcome gesture from B&N, offering users a slightly more reasonable storage configuration without rooting (or manually repartitioning) and potentially invalidating their warranties.

Via liliputing

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • charklos

    Hmm... this may push me over the edge to get a NT. Although, I'm still waiting for CM9, or even CM7 still before I am convinced I NEED to upgrade my Nook Color.

  • RJP

    i went yesterday to have this done to my nook tablet. They tried several times and none of the micro SD cards that would do the repartioning would work