New Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 7 (BNTV460) FCC Approved With Android 8.1 (Go)

We mentioned that two new Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablets was in the making at the start of October, and after writing about the 10.1-inch NOOK, today we get to take a fresh look at the new 7-inch Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet, as the tablet have just been FCC approved.

It's actually made by Packard Bell, otherwise known as Acer's subsidiary. And specs are really low, but at $49, it's a rival to Amazon Fire 7, only that the NOOK Tablet 7 runs stock Android 8.1, well in the form of the Go Edition at least. But at least you can immediately download apps and content from Google Play.

How does 1024 x 600 resolution on a 7-inch screen, with a quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage sound to you?

Other specs on this entry level tablet includes front and rear cameras, a mono speaker, dual-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, and a relatively small 3000 mAh battery even though the battery actually takes up half the space inside the new NOOK as you can see in the photo of the tablet below.

With specs like these, I'm not sure if it should even cost $49 at this point in 2018.

– Tom Bowen