Barnes & Noble Inc. this week said it will sell the new Nook Tablet at $249.00.

The Nook Tablet includes a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 11.5 hours of reading time or nine hours of video viewing.

The final product will weigh at 14.1 ounces, 10 percent lighter than the Nook Color.

Pre-order sales for the Nook Tablet begin Nov. 7, with units shipping to customers around Nov. 17.

In addition, the Nook Simple Touch e-reader sells at $99.00 and the Nook Color MSRP has dropped $50 to Nook Color holds a price of $199.99.

By comparison, Inc.’s Kindle Fire, to be sold Nov. 15, includes a full-color 7-inch multi-touch IPS display, Dual-Core CPU, 8GB Internal Memory, Wi-Fi functionality, and up to eight hours of battery life at $199.00.

Applications include the Amazon Silk Browser, E-Mail, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Appstore, and Amazon Cloud Drive with unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content.

Finally, each Kindle Fire will include a free month of Amazon Prime membership.

Amazon in Sept. announced new Kindle models including the Kindle at $79.00, the Kindle Touch with touch display and built-in Wi-Fi at $99.00, and the Kindle Touch 3G which adds free 3G wireless functionality at $149.00.

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