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US bookseller Barnes and Noble has caught fondleslab fever, unveiling its Nook Tablet today to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire. The Nook ebook reader has been Amazon's hottest competition in the US, with 27 per cent of books sold in the country coming from Barnes and Noble, the company said. And it looks like the one-time …


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  1. Tom Chiverton 1

    Pictures or it didn't happen.

  2. Lloyd

    Local Storage!!!!!

    Now, that's sensible, slap on a cloud backup utility and you're sorted.

  3. Kyoraki

    Hang on...

    Haven't they already got a 7" android tablet called the nook color? Sure it needs some fiddling to get the android market on it, but it's all there.

    1. gafisher

      It's Complicated

      "Haven't they already got a 7" android tablet called the nook color?"

      Well, yes, but that's a "reader" and now sells for $50 less. The new higher-priced "tablet" seems to be essentially the same device without the confining "reader" designation.

  4. K Silver badge


    I'm in the UK have a my Nook Reader.. also I have Nook E.

  5. M7S

    "there are no known plans to introduce any of Barnes and Noble's Nooks outside the country"

    That's a shame.

    I was looking forward to purchasing one for my Cranny for Ghristmas.

    1. Pooka

      You're lucky, I've not had Nook E in years :(

  6. Random Coolzip

    All those specs and no ship date?

    The Kindle Fire is supposed to ship on the 15th, when's this thingie supposed to materialize? Are we supposed to pre-order for a mid-December delivery? And who'd be dumb enough to do that?

  7. JDX Gold badge

    Read and Record

    Isn't that what the obnoxious kid on Young Apprentice was banging on about?

  8. ratfox Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    What does it run?

    Android or Windows? Ice cream sammich? Mango? QNX?

    ...Symbian? ........WebOS?

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