We had already seen that the Nook Tablet was the real thing a few days ago, and Barnes and Noble has stuck to their schedule and officially announced the newest member of the Nook family this morning on the East coast. The device looks exactly like the original Nook Color, but the internals are certainly geared more towards a “tablet” experience, rather than an eReader with a color screen.
As for specs, they line up nicely with what we heard in the past. It has a 7-inch LG-made IPS touchscreen display, which will offer up some great viewing angles. Under the hood you’ll find a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, and an microSD card slot. It supports 1080p video support.
Much like the Nook Color, you’ll have access to B&N’s Nook Store, which offers up over 2.5 million applications for your downloading pleasure. It will also feature integration with Pandora, and Hulu. And if you’re a Netflix fan, Barnes and Noble says that the Nook Tablet will have the best and most in-depth integration with the movie streaming service when compared to other tablets.
Pre-orders start today, and you’ll be spending $249 to get the tablet in your hands next week.