The race to the bottom on the tablet space has officially begun. The Verge reports that the Barns & Noble Nook Tablet, will have an 8GB model for less that the $199.00 of the Kindle Fire.
If it is indeed cheaper (and it’s almost certain it will be), and has double the storage capacity of the Kindle, it is an interesting choice. Of course, the Kindle comes with all Amazon has to offer in terms of purchasing and content. The race has begun indeed.
Update: It’s official, $199 for 8GB model:
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today expanded its portfolio of bestselling NOOK® devices with the introduction of NOOK Tablet – with 8GB of memory, a tremendous value for the company’s fastest and lightest tablet at just $199. NOOK Tablet – 8GB version offers reading and mobile entertainment enthusiasts another great option in the NOOK family of devices. In addition, the company’s highly popular NOOK Color just became an even greater value at $169.