Rumor: Barnes & Noble readying Nook Tablet 2
6th Sep 2012 | 02:14
Said to have 'incredible display,' here in fall
Barnes & Noble may soon be announcing the Nook Tablet 2 with a fall release date and, according to the expectations-raising rumor, it's going to have an "incredible display."
The source backed up that description, telling Engadget that this Nook Tablet follow-up will have 243 pixels per inch.
The 2012 iPad, at 264 ppi, still has slightly more pixels per inch thanks to its Retina Display.
The source is also quoted as saying the new Nook Tablet will be "super light" despite the high-end display specs.
This doesn't necessarily mean that the rumored Nook Tablet 2 will be going on any sort of design-changing diet. The current Nook Tablet weighs just 14.1 oz right now, lighter than the Kindle Fire, which comes it at 14.6 oz.
Adding to the mix
The news from this source is well timed for Barnes & Noble.
In addition to all of the hardware rumors, there's already an indication that Barnes & Noble will be launching a new video store. This would make sense given the pixel density of the Nook Tablet 2.
TechRadar reached out to Barnes & Noble for an official comment on the Nook Tablet 2 and new video store rumours and will update the story if and when the company responds.