Although Barnes & Noble stopped selling the Nook tablets and e-readers quite a while ago, a resurrection of brand might be on the way as a device named NOOK Tablet 7″ BNTV450 has passed certification by FCC. Its existence suggests that the bookstore chain is now preparing to go back to selling tablets. Although there is always the possibility of last-minute changes or cancellations.
NOOK Tablet 7 Features:
The FCC documents has revealed quite a number of things about it, namely its design that you can see in the image below. It has also revealed the tablet will be powered by a MediaTek MT8163 quad-core processor, and a 3,000mAh battery. And will come with the usual host of connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, front and rear-facing cameras, a microSD card slot, a micro USB port, social platform for streaming live videos and connect with a group of people through social video service platform Twitch.
Another key detail is the inclusion of support for Google Play Store. Barnes & Noble ended its own digital storefront some time back, so it’d be important to have access to Google’s option. Which version of Android will be on the tablet is unknown.
NOOK Tablet 7 Specs:
|MediaTek MT8163 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with Mali-T720 MP2 graphics|
|802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi|
|3000, 11.1 Wh mAh battery|
|Front and rear cameras|
|Mono speaker and 3.5mm headset jack|
|Micro USB prot|
|microSD card slot|
NOOK Tablet 7 Price:
We obviously have no pricing or release date info, as our info comes from FCC-filing sleuthing, but it’d not be shocking to see an aggressive price point and holiday season availability as B&N throws another harpoon at its white whale. Unfortunately for bookseller, Amazon has the heft to easily handle such competition, that could be leaving us wondering at the start of the new year: Will B&N abandon its ill-fated tablet quest and finally head back to the port before the white whale sinks it?