You now have the option to increase the storage space available for personal files from 1GB to 8GB on the Nook Tablet.
One of our biggest disappointments with Barnes & Noble's original 16GB Nook Tablet was that while it was ostensibly twice as capacious as the 8GB Kindle Fire only 1GB of its internal memory was accessible for side-loaded user content. So, unless you invested in a microSD expansion card, you couldn't drag and drop a lot of music and movies for those times where streaming Netflix or Pandora wouldn't cut cut it, such as when you're on a long flight.
Now Barnes & Noble is giving users the option of reallocating the memory partition to leave room for more personal storage on its 16GB Nook Tablets. Instead of the 1GB that's currently reserved for personal content, you can change it to 8GB and leave 5.5GB reserved for Barnes & Noble content (e-books, apps, magazines). To make the change, all you have to do is go into a B&N store and have a "trained Nookseller" perform the operation.
Here's what Barnes & Noble has to say about all this:
Beginning this week, Nook Tablet 16GB customers who are interested in an optional reallocation of... [Read more]