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New 8GB Nook Tablet Launching February 22nd?

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According to leaked documents seen by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet this week. That drop in capacity means one thing: it's planning to match, or undercut, the Kindle Fire.

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The news comes from a leaked Walmart document. From The Verge:

"All we know for sure is that Walmart plans to launch this new device at 12:01AM on Wednesday, February the 22nd, and deliveries of the 8GB Tablet should be arriving in stores already."

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Currently the 16GB Nook Tablet retails at $249, which is $50 more than the Kindle Fire. If a drop in capacity means that Barnes & Noble can match—or,even better, undercut—the Fire on price, it can expect to sell a whole heap more. [The Verge]

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I must be missing something, but what is the point of a "reader" that is backlit? For example, the traditional Kindles make complete sense, but the Kindle Fire makes little (for reading books). I only have an iPad as reference, but I don't think I could read an entire book on it without major eye strain. Sorry, I recently deleted my FaceBook and wanted to bitch about something no one cares about. Also, my neighbor plays her music way to loud and I think I'm going to eat lunch at Chipotle. #RIPWhitneyHouston

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