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Barnes & Noble Cuts Tablet Prices

8/14/2012 05:20:06 AM Eastern

New York – Barnes & Noble dropped the prices of its Nook Tablet and Nook Color e-reader/tablet.

The Nook Tablet is now available at $179 for the 8GB model, down from $199, and $199 for the 16GB version, down from $249.

The Nook Color is now available at $149, down from $169.

The price cuts are permanent and not part of a limited-time back-to-school promotion, a spokesman told TWICE.

The devices can be purchased at all of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 stores nationwide, online at, and through other retailers.

The Nook Tablet with 7-inch display downloads more than 2.5 million books as well as movies, TV shows and music. It also downloads thousands of apps from the B&N store and delivers web browsing and email.

The Nook Color with a 7-inch screen is positioned as offering “tablet essentials,” including books, magazines, interactive children’s books, apps, access to top video and music services, email and web browsing.

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