This Week in Things That Aren’t iPads: Nook “Lite” and Nook 2, Dell “Streak” Tablet?
It may interest you to know that Apple has competition in the tablet market, much in the same way that the Kindle has competition in the ereader market, much in the same way that sharks have remoras.
Barnes & Noble has announced a number of updates concerning its ereader the Nook, and Engadget has gotten a hold of some leaked pictures and internal Dell announcement of a tablet computer called the Streak, in 7 and 10 inch sizes.
B&N would like us all to know that the Nook 2 will go on sale before the end of this year, and by the end of the second quarter the Nook Lite, a $200 wi-fi only version of the Nook will be available. Update 1.4 to the Nook operating system will come online within the week, and will equip the device with a browser.
Meanwhile, Engadget has received some unofficial information that looks a lot like two Dell tablet computers, coming in at 7 and 10 inch screen sizes (above). The response from Dell was typical:
Dell continually develops and tests new products that extend the mobile experience. We have not made any product announcements and do not comment on speculation, rumor or unannounced products.