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About Nook Tablets

Instead of opening a new book, hearing the spine crack, and smelling the fresh paper, now you watch the status bar in anticipation as your book downloads, and you feel the sleek surface of the screen as you swipe through the pages. The Nook Tablet and other e-readers have totally changed the way people interact with books in the digital age. This Barnes & Noble tablet had a short shelf life in 2011 as successor to the Nook Color and predecessor to the Nook HD and HD+, but it represents the company's desire to merge e-reader with multimedia tablet, giving a similar experience to Apple's iPad, where apps, videos, email and more can be accessed from one device. The Nook Tablet operates on an Android platform and comes with either 8GB or 16GB internal storage, but this can be expanded up to 32GB with a microSDHC card attached to the device's compatible port. It sports a 7-inch full-color touchscreen, which is smaller than the iPad's 10-inch screen but right on par with other mid-range tablets like the Nexus 7. It also has Wi-Fi Internet connectivity. At just over 14 oz., the Nook Tablet is lighter than the iPad and designed to be easy to hold for long sessions of reading. The device has easy navigation and an attractive graphical interface, where you can stream video from your Netflix or Hulu Plus accounts. A fully charged battery is good for 11.5 hours of reading and 9 hours of video, which beats out the Kindle Fire. Access to Barnes & Noble's library of books, from thrillers to cookbooks to kids' fairy tales, allows you to read anywhere and everywhere.