B&N's Nook Tablet is fast, has a dynamite display, and will give Kindle Fire and other value tablets a run for their money.
Use our spec comparison chart to quickly see how the new Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet compares to Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.
B&N's; Nook Tablet tops Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet in specs, but costs $50 more.
The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has slightly better specs on paper, but we'll have to wait to see both before a winner can be declared.
Amazon's brand recognition, bevy of existing e-reader owners, and e-commerce platform make it a formidable rival suited to go head-to-head with Apple.
Gift buyers may like what they see in the new Amazon and B&N tablets, particularly if rumors about the devices' sizes, specs, and prices hold true.
The Nook and Nook Color will go on sale at Radio Shack on October 3.
With a competitive price and Amazon's wealth of content, the new device could put a dent in other manufacturers' tablet sales -- maybe even Apple's.
By restricting purchases unnecessarily, e-books and e-readers are a bad deal, says free software guru Richard Stallman.