Just a month after debuting the biggest Nook so far, Barnes & Noble comes up with the smallest Nook yet, trying to cover all angles in competing with Amazon’s Kindle and hoping to end up on more wishlists.
The company just announced the Nook 7″, which is also the cheapest offering from the book retailer. At just $49,99, the 7-inch Nook shaves off some specs from its bigger, 10.1-inch brother.
The 1920 x 1200 resolution of the Nook 10.1 is scaled down to 1024 x 600, which is still pretty decent for a $50, 7-inch tablet that also features Google Play apps.
On the storage front, the base model comes with 16 GB storage that can be expanded to 128 GB using a microSD card. On the front of the Nook tablet you’ll find a VGA camera, while the rear sensor packs 2 MP: nothing fancy but, then again, this is a tablet for eBooks and casual browsing, not conferencing.
The rest of the specs include an up to 7-hour battery life and, on the connectivity front, built-in Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0 and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. If you want to surprise someone with a Nook this Christmas, Barnes & Noble already has this 7-inch model up on their website.