by Chris Smith, 11 months ago
As you may have already heard, Microsoft will host a special media event later today, and, while the company has not revealed what product it plans to release, the word on the street was that…
Barnes & Noble just announced a price cut for their Nook tablet range. The three 7-inch Android tablets are all now temptingly cheap. The 16GB version is now $199 (down from $249), the 8GB version is now $179 (down from $199), and the Nook color is just $149 (down from $169). If you need further persuading, then check out our top four reasons why the Nook Color is still worth having.
The 7-inch tablet market is just starting to get interesting, so you might want to wait just a bit longer. Google created quite a buzz with the Nexus 7. Competition in the tablet war is heating up, with strong rumors of an iPad mini from Apple and a new version of the Kindle Fire from Amazon.
If it’s an Android tablet you’re after and you want it primarily for apps and games then it’s tough to see past Google’s offering. The Nexus 7 may not be an iPad killer, but it certainly outperforms the Nook and the Kindle Fire. If you’re primarily looking for an e-reader, then the newly priced Nook may just win you over.
Just be warned, if you take the leap with a Nook right now, you may be feeling buyer’s remorse within the next couple of months, as the range of 7-inch tablets on the market swells with competitively-priced options that outperform it.