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Nook Tablet expected to be unveiled Monday

Last Updated: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 16:57

New York: When Amazon unveiled its first tablet, the Kindle Fire, in September, most tech experts and analysts predicted it would be the first real challenger to Apple`s iPad.

Now, before the Kindle Fire has even debuted, Engadget is reporting that a familiar foe is also entering the tablet market -- Barnes & Noble.

The company has invited journalists and analysts to a news conference in New York November 7, where everyone expects Barnes & Noble to unveil the Nook Tablet.

As of now, the Nook is an e-reader, but one with a lot of different versions. Some are black and white, some are color, some offer Internet access and others don`t.

The tablet is expected to be a lot like the Nook Color Reader, though one would expect there to be some more features.

Like the Kindle Fire, this tablet seems to be reusing a popular brand name - Nook - and will have a seven-inch screen.

According to various tech blogs, it will be priced at $249 -- $50 more than the Kindle Fire.

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First Published: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 16:57

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