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Nook Tablet v. Nook Color v. Kobo Vox v. Kindle Fire...

Updated on November 7, 2011, to reflect the release of the Nook Talbet. Price decreases of the other nooks include:

  • Nook Touch $99
  • Nook Color $199
Kindle Fire Kobo Vox Nook Color Nook Tablet
Screen 7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors 7″ AFFS+ multimedia display; 1024 x 600 resolution, Multi-touch screen with Anti-glare and exceptional +/- 89 viewing angle 7″ multi-touch display, 1024 x 600 delivering 169 pixels per inch (PPI) 7″ multi-touch display, 1024 x 600 delivering 169 pixels per inch (PPI) IPS
Weight 14.6 ounces 14.2 ounces 15.8 ounces 14.1 ounces
Processor 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core SoC, 512 RAM 800 Mhz; 512 RAM ARM Cortex-A8 processor running at 800 MHz, 512 RAM 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP4 processor, 1GB of RAM
Android OS Forked 2.3 “Gingerbread” Open 2.3 Forked Android 2.2 “Froyo” Runs 2.3 “Gingerbread” but with a BN overlay. No open access.
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0 micro, does not support ad-hoc (peer to peer) networks Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and micro USB (also does not support ad-hoc wifi networks) Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and micro USB (also does not support ad-hoc wifi networks)
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers. Built-in speaker and universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack Built-in mono speaker and universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack unknown
Battery 7-8 hours, 7 hours with wifi on 7 hours 8 hours 9 hours video and 11.5 hours reading with wifi off, 4 hours with wifi on
Internal Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB, but only 5GB available for storage and 4GB of that is reserved for BN purchased content 16 GB. Also some cloud storage.
External memory No, but free cloud storage for any AMZN purchases, 5 GB storage for personal documents 32 GB SD Memory Card 32 GB Micro SD Memory Card 32 GB Micro SD Memory Card
Secure Formats Kindle (AZW) EPub, but not BN purchased ePubs EPUB and PDF EPUB and PDF
Formats Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8. Books: ePUB, including fixed layout and enhanced ePUB. Images: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP Audio: MP3, AAC, .3gp, mp4, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, mid. Video Formats: 3gp, mp4, webm*It should be noted that because of the open access to the full Android marketplace, Kindle consumers can use the Vox by downloading the Kindle App EPUB (including Non or Adobe DRM), PDF; Other documents: XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX; Graphics: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP; Audio: MP3, MP4, AAC; Video: MP4 EPUB (including Non or Adobe DRM), PDF; Other documents: XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX; Graphics: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP; Audio: MP3, MP4, AAC; Video: MP4
Avaiability U.S. only. Int’l version planned U.S ship date October 28, 2011. International shipping to begin soon thereafter. U.S. only. U.S. only. Ship and in store date: November 16
Price $199 $199 $199 $249