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New Nook Tablet to match Kindle Fire price?

by Steven Mostyn - Feb 21 2012, 16:04

Image: Barnes & Noble.

With the Kindle Fire tablet and its accessible $199 USD price tag largely eclipsing the similarly skewed Nook Tablet, it would appear bookseller Barnes & Noble is preparing a new angle of attack via a slightly tweaked model.

That’s according to The Verge, which claims to have unearthed documentation that shows an 8GB version of the Nook Tablet will be available through American retailer Walmart from February 22—that’s tomorrow, gadget lovers.

While the storage tweak from 16GBs to 8GBs doesn’t constitute a major change, it is expected to result in Barnes & Noble dropping the original Nook Tablet’s $249 USD price to match that of Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

In related news, DigiTimes is reporting that Amazon is planning to expand the appeal of its Kindle Fire tablet computer by adding an enlarged 10-inch model alongside its existing 7.0-inch platform.

The 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet should hit retail before the close of the second quarter and is reportedly being manufactured by Foxconn—which has apparently secured the contract ahead of current Kindle Fire manufacturers Quanta and Inventec.

We’ll be keeping our eyes on the upcoming Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona (from Feb. 27), which should see Amazon formally rolling out its revamped tablet.

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