Customers who’ve pre-ordered Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet will receive it on Wednesday, two days ahead of schedule, a Barnes & Noble spokesperson told CNET.
Also, customers who’ve pre-ordered the device for in-store pickup will be able to do so Wednesday.
The Nook Tablet has also hit some of Barnes & Noble’s retail stores a day early, reveals Engadget, together with an image of a Nook Tablet bought on Tuesday.
The availability of B&N’s $249 tablet, as well as Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire, marks a beginning of a new era. Stuffing the tablet with powerful hardware components did what it could for tablets – cheaper tablets which offer a lot of content might be next evolutionary step for the tablet market.
Interestingly enough, Nook Tablet’s chief competitor has also started shipping one day early.
Nook Tablet has a 7-inch display, a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage memory (further expandable via memory cards). Check out how it stacks against the competition here.
Barnes & Noble’s Tablet Launch Event
Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch on stage at the launch event for the Barnes & Noble Tablet.