Due to competitions from two Android-based gadgets manufactured by two giant companies, Google Nexus and Amazon Fire, Barnes & Noble has decided to lower its two popular gadgets, tablet and e-reader. The NOOK tablet (8 GB) will now carry a new price tag of $179, compared to the previous asking price of $199 (a drop of $20 or 10%). The 16GB tablet will now cost $199 (compared to $249, or a drop of 20%). The NOOK tablet is facing a very stiff competition from Google's new tablet called Nexus 7 ($200) that was launched a couple of weeks ago.
While Amazon Fire has taken large market share in the e-reader category since last year’s Thanks Giving holiday, Nook Color also dropped its asking price from $169 to $149, or a saving of $20 or a 12% drop from the previous asking price.
The new lower prices of Nook are now available thru 700 stores worldwide. Users can buy online at NOOK.com. The new prices for the two devices were leaked by engadget.com in early Sunday, August 12. Later, the official announcement was released in late Sunday.
Most of those 7-inch gadgets from several manufacturers is ideal for reading and exploring much great content such as books, magazines, interactive children's books, apps, watch top video and listen music services, read e-mail and just doing website browsing.
(Image: screenshot of NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color)