Barnes & Noble may launch an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet at the same price point, or perhaps even cheaper than the Amazon Kindle Fire.
The as-yet-unannounced device will go on sale in Wal-Mart stores at midnight on Wednesday 22 February, according to documentation leaked to The Verge.
The current iteration of the well-reviewed Nook Tablet has 16GB of storage, just like the Kindle Fire, but the $50 price difference has pushed buyers towards Amazon's Android device.
The scaled-down slate is likely to match or maybe even undercut the phenomenally successful Kindle Fire and give Barnes & Noble a better shot at competing in the budget table.
The original Nook Tablet launched late last year arrived packing a dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, along with a version of Android 2.3 skinned with B&N's own UI.
The 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display was a hit and played video at 1080p.
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