Amazon Fire Response – Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet $199
Barnes and Noble has decided to tackle the Amazon 8GB Kindle Fire with the NOOK 8GB Tablet. Both offer free shipping, apps like Netflix/Hulu Plus™/Pandora, and both are 7 inch screens.
Some of the core differences? The Nook has approx 5GB for content, while the Fire has approx 6. The Nook, however, is expandable, up to 32MB. The Nook has 11.5 hours of battery life, compared to the Fire’s 8, and charging time is one hour less for the Nook. Both have free ebooks, many of them the same, with free computer programs and smartphone apps to read them, and both allow “lending to friends”. What may be the final call between the two? Cloud storage for Amazon. This ability keeps books, movies, music and apps available instantly to stream or download.