Your holiday electronics shopping just got a whole lot more interesting, after Barnes & Noble unveiled their Nook Tablet last week. Priced at $249, the Nook Table is slightly more expensive than the Kindle Fire, Amazon's tablet, which retails for $199, but according to reports the Nook Tablet will offer superior battery life and double the storage.
The Nook Tablet joins the Fire, as well as Kobo's Vox and the ubiquitous (and pricier) iPad in the growing tablet marketplace. So what's the Nook Tablet got to offer that will entice customers? In addition to all the Nook Color attributes, including a 7" color screen and access to magazines as well as, oh yeah, books, the Nook Tablet comes pre-loaded with Hulu, Netflix and Pandora apps, to better compete with the Kindle's streaming capabilities. There's also wifi and email, in case you want to take a break from streaming movies, reading comic books and listening to your favorite tunes.
If you're not ready to jump on the tablet bandwagon and are interested in just a reader, B&N has more good news for you, as they dropped the price on the Nook Color to $199, while adding a pretty extensive software upgrade that includes Hulu and streaming music options. And if you're just looking to dip a toe into the e-reader market, you can now get a Nook Simple Touch for just $99, comparable to Amazon's ad-free touch-screen reader for $139.
Ready to start your holiday shopping? The Nook Tablet hits stores, and all these pricing changes go into effect, November 16.