Barnes & Noble Shows Off the New Nook Tablet, Drops Nook Simple Touch Price To $99

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Barnes & Noble just announced its new Nook Tablet, the successor to the Nook colour.The new device focuses around HD video, and is thinner and lighter than the original.

In a surprising move, Barnes & Noble also announced it would drop the Nook Simple Touch reader down to $99. And unlike the new Kindle touch-based reader, it will be free of ads.

The $249 Nook Tablet is available for pre-order now and will be in stores late next week.

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