We’ve just received the Nook Tablet in the 16 GB version for testing purposes. This device is priced at $250 and the 8GB version that costs $199 was also recently launched. This 7 inch slate from Barnes & Noble can be seen below and unboxed in the video after the break.
We get the product inside a pretty long white box, together with a manual, a USB cable, a charger and an adapter. The device runs Gingerbread, but with a software overlay focused on B & N experience and products. The Nook Tablet is the follow-up to the Nook Color and it brings quite reasonable specs, like a dual core TI OMAP CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot, unlike the Kindle Fire that only relies on cloud storage and a few GBs for your apps, movies and books.
The design of the Nook Tablet is very nice, the texture at the back is pleasant, but the device feels a bit heavy at close to 400 grams. It has a nice little hanger in the corner, reminding me of the Xperia Active phone and the Sony PS Vita, that had two such “hangers”. You’ll get more details in the coming days, as we publish our review!