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The first edition of the Nook tablet was quite unpleasant to use as it was slightly bulky. But the New Nook is just the reverse of the earlier one. It weighs about 35 percent lighter than the previous model.
The distinction between the two editions is very clear once we have it in our hands. The size and weight of the new Nook makes it easier to hold than the currently used version which is incorporated with a physical keyboard and doesn’t have touchscreen displays. It can be easily operated using the thumbs.
Recently, the Barnes and Noble have made an announcement that they are spinning off the Nook tablet business. But soon after this, there is a rumour that the company has plans to launch a new Nook device. In a recent Sunday article of New York Times, reported about the battle between the Banes & Noble with Amazon. The New York Times also hinted that a new reader could be launched within the next few months.
The article says that Barnes & Noble is trying to cope up with Amazon by introducing their new device. The device is undergoing the final touches at the labs in Silicon Valley. The fifth e-reading device is expected to launch this spring. These details were revealed by a Barnes & Noble Spokeswoman. They didn’t respond instantly to the questions that have popped by the PCMag. It is not very clear whether the gadget will be a tablet or an e- reader.
The CEO of the Barnes & Nobles said that it is the right time to research about the several options to unchain the Nook brand. In the announcements, the Barnes and Noble stated that they failed to rise up to the expectations in the sales of Nook tablet and Nook simple touch. A tremendous increment has taken place in the case of holiday sales and it has increased the revenue up to $1.2 billion.
The Barnes and Nobles added that they are already set to launch a new device before spinning off. The new Nook tablet was unveiled by the Barnes and Banes in November for a price in the range of Rs 12, 500, but at the same time their rival Amazon has made the launch of Kindle Fire at a price of Rs 10,000/-.
Amazon claims that they have sold about Kindle devices in the month of December. In this week an analyst has projected that the Amazon has sold 6 million Kindle Fire tablets. The battle is going to get more intense with the new Nook tablet round the corner.