Is Barnes & Noble Trying to Compete with the Nexus 7? Nook gets Another Price Drop

November 5, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Recently we’ve been seeing 7″ tablets selling for well under $200. We’ve got the Nexus 7 which starts at $199, then the new Kindle Fire starts at $159, and these are expected to drop for the holidays. Barnes & Noble just released their Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, to compete with the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire from Amazon. Now Barnes & Noble have reduced the price of the Nook Tablet and Nook Color to $159 for 8GB and $179 for the 16GB models.

“Just in time for the holidays, these new lower prices make NOOK a great gift for anyone in the family,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. “With everything from interactive children’s books to the best collection of top 100 magazines in rich color, NOOK is perfect for anyone who likes to read.”

While the Nook isn’t a particularly great Android tablet, since it doesn’t run straight up Android but a fork of it like the Kindle Fire’s do, it’s still a great Christmas gift this holiday season. We are also expecting to see some more price drops on other tablets in the next few weeks.

What tablets are you planning on buying this holiday season?