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Barnes & Noble reveals a new $49 Nook for the holidays

Barnes & Noble announced a new Nook 7” tablet. The new device is the company’s most affordable NOOK ever, retailing at just $49.99. Which just so happens to be the same price as the new Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet available on Amazon.com.

The 7-inch tablet will run on Android, giving users access to the books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers that they have grown to love through the NOOK Store. As with previous Nook tablets, users will also have full access to the Google Play Store to find even more content.

The NOOK Tablet 7” also features front and rear-facing cameras, expandable storage up to 128GB through a microSD card (sold separately), Bluetooth connectivity and a quad-core processor. The newest NOOK is available at Barnes & Noble stores starting on Black Friday, November 25.

“We’re extremely excited to introduce our most affordable NOOK ever, just in time for the holiday shopping season, so customers can give their loved ones the gift of reading forever for less,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble. “NOOK Tablet 7” has everything that customers expect from a NOOK, but for less than $50. It truly is the perfect present for everyone in the family, providing access to millions of NOOK Books and a universe of content at an unbeatable price.”

The new device will run Marshmallow (Android 6.0) and will feature the B&N Readouts feature, which brings the pleasures of bookstore browsing and discovery to the NOOK digital experience, and access to a growing library of NOOK Audiobooks and a huge selection of digital magazines and newspapers through the NOOK Newsstand. NOOK Tablet 7” also supports NOOK Profiles, enabling families to customize up to 6 profiles that turn the tablet into a personalized reading and entertainment center.

Availability, In-Store Support and Other Benefits

The NOOK Tablet 7” is available at Barnes & Noble stores starting on Black Friday, November 25. If you are in the market for a tablet, or plan to give one as a gift, you can compare the Nook 7″ and the Amazon Fire 7″ and see which one fits your needs best.