A few quick thoughts:

1) Barnes & Noble makes fun of the Kindle Fire, noting that it looks like a BlackBerry PlayBook — completely fair and true. The Nook Tablet clearly looks nicer. 

2) But… the Kindle Fire is still at the magical $199 price point, while the Nook Tablet is at $249. The fact that Barnes & Noble wouldn’t match the $199 price shows you just how insanely low that is — and how aggressive Amazon is willing to be to win. 

3) The $50 price gap may not seem like a huge difference but remember that the Nook Tablet also doesn’t have a little thing called Amazon.com and all its related properties.

4) The Nook Tablet specs sound great, but again, it’s $50 more and doesn’t have Amazon.com. Further, at $249, the tablet clearly isn’t going to be good enough to match the iPad. So Barnes & Noble may feel a bit squeezed. They’re not the cheapest and they’re not the best.

  1. rudedog74 reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I have been spending way to much time looking at tablets and eReaders, I bought a nook color for my birthday, then the...
  2. georgetinari reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    MG Siegler, parislemon:...All these points are spot-on. I’d just like to add to the fourth...
  3. pumpkinnoir reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    To my book worms….
  4. calixtine reblogged this from parislemon
  5. knittedintoacorner reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Buuuuut Amazon is evil to authors and dodges taxes, so I’m going to go to Barnes & Noble every time.
  6. edthomas reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    This was what went through my brain as soon as I heard the new Nook would be $249, too. As nice as it may be, unless...
  7. principia-coh reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    And here’s where I remind people that the Kindle Fire may ship at $199, but that doesn’t include the $80 annual Prime...
  8. andrewcore reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Kindle application! Though, I’ll probably wait until both of them are rooted...then see...
  9. afgurri reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    (they don’t have Amazon’s huge streaming video or MP3 stores).
  10. fourlittlebees reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Yes, but for $50 more, I can have a fully-functioning Android tablet in a few minutes, and with so may publishers moving...
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