Thanks to a generous tipster, we won’t have to wait until Monday for Barnes & Noble to unveil its latest Nook device, as a new report has revealed the Nook Tablet.
Very similar to the Nook Color, the Nook Tablet will sport a 7-inch VividView IPS color (1024 x 600) touchpanel, with a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4 processor set to power the device. With supposed dimensions of 8.1 x 5 x .48 inches, the tablet will be .02 inches thinner and .9 ounces lighter than the Nook Color and will ship with 16GB of built in storage, as well as 1GB of RAM. Equipped with a microSD expansion slot, which can take up to 32GB, Barnes & Noble’s latest Nook device will have a battery life of roughly eight hours, with Wi-Fi switched off, and four hours with video playback, according to the leaked documents. The Nook Tablet will support 802.11b/g/n WiFi, in addition to a great variety of file formats, including ePUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, Flash, JPG, MP3, MP4 and AAC.
It appears the Nook Tablet will be Barnes & Noble’s answer to the Kindle Fire, however it will cost $50 more (with a price tag of $249), but still have slightly more impressive specs. The book retailer hasn’t confirmed such a device, though we are told to expect this tablet by Nov. 16, with pre-orders beginning Nov. 7 following its unveiling. While we’ll have to wait until Monday for Barnes & Noble to officially launch the device, we’ve also heard that the current Nook Color will drop to $199 sometime soon.