Barnes & Noble announced today that it will debut a new 7″ Nook tablet for $49.99 available in stores on November 25 (Black Friday). The e-reader is the least expensive device the company has created.
The new Nook features front- and rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth compatibility, a soft-touch back, a quad-core processor, and expandable storage space from 8GB to an additional 128GB via a microSD card, which is sold separately. The device runs Marshmallow (Android 6.0) and has full access to the Google Play Store.
“We’re extremely excited to introduce our most affordable NOOK ever, just in time for the holiday shopping season, so customers can give their loved ones the gift of reading forever for less,” said Fred Argir, chief digital officer at Barnes & Noble. “NOOK Tablet 7” has everything that customers expect from a NOOK, but for less than $50. It truly is the perfect present for everyone in the family, providing access to millions of NOOK Books and a universe of content at an unbeatable price.”
The new Nook also comes with B&N Readouts, a feature that offers a daily selection of two-minute book excerpts, as well as full articles from current magazine issues, and Serial Reads, a service that offers free fiction serials which allow subscribers to read a new book each month. The serials are delivered free in daily chapters directly to customers’ devices.
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