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B&N adds tablet to Nook portfolio

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble announced that it has introduced Nook Tablet, the latest product in its Nook portfolio. According to the company, the Nook Tablet offers access to popular movies, TV shows, music and more through the top entertainment services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and others, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing and email.

Nook Tablet is available for pre-order at www.nook.com and at Barnes & Noble stores for $249. IT will be in stores and in homes on or about Nov.17, the company said. In addition, the company said it will display the Nook Tablet in its newly announced Nook Digital Shop, which feature the full portfolio of Nook digital devices at neighborhood Barnes & Noble stores.

“In Nook Tablet we’ve created the best wireless media tablet in the portable 7-inch class. Nook Tablet’s VividView display has been designed to be the world’s finest screen for readability and viewing content. We’ve utilized that breakthrough display technology to bring consumers the largest digital catalog of color and interactive books, magazines, children’s books and high-quality apps through our Nook store. Additionally, we’ve seamlessly integrated today’s top entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora in a product that’s powerful, easy-to-use, under a pound, and a tremendous value at only $249,” said William Lynch, CEO of Barnes & Noble.

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