New 8GB Nook Tablet starts at $200, Nook Color now $170 (Updated)

Barnes & Noble might be feeling the heat from Amazon's $200 Kindle Fire. Although its Nook Tablet is more powerful than the Kindle Fire in virtually every way, it still costs $50 more. A new Nook Tablet with less storage and a lower price tag could make it more competitive with the Kindle Fire.

The Verge has obtained internal documentation pointing to a Nook Tablet with 8GB of storage (half as much as the current $250 Nook Tablet) that'll be released at Walmart.

While pricing wasn't unveiled, it's believed the 8GB Nook Tablet should be closer to that of the Kindle Fire's $200 price to better compete directly.

Logically speaking, we wouldn't be surprised if the 8GB Nook Tablet is launching to replace the Nook Color. After all, the Nook Tablet does everything a Nook Color does and then some. There's really no reason for the Nook Color to exist anymore with the Nook Tablet being more capable.

Let's just hope Barnes & Noble has some sense and doesn't cut any features like the microSD card slot.

Do you own a Nook Tablet? How has your experience been so far?

Update: As expected, Barnes & Noble announced the 8GB Nook Tablet is $200. The only feature that seems to be reduced other than the internal storage is the RAM. The 8GB Nook Tablet only has 512MB of RAM, as opposed to the 1GB the 16GB Nook Tablet has.

In addition to the 8GB Nook Tablet announcement, the Nook Color also received a price cut to $170 (down from $200).

Via The Verge

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