New 8GB Nook Tablet Launching Feb 22?

According to leaked documents seen by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet this week. That drop in capacity means one thing: it's planning to match or undercut the Kindle Fire.

The news comes from a leaked Walmart document. From The Verge:

"All we know for sure is that Walmart plans to launch this new device at 12:01AM on Wednesday, February the 22nd, and deliveries of the 8GB Tablet should be arriving in stores already."

Currently, the 16GB Nook Tablet retails at $US249, which is $US50 more than the Kindle Fire. If a drop in capacity means that Barnes & Noble can match — or, even better, undercut — the Fire on price, it can expect to sell a whole heap more. [The Verge]

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