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  • The Nook Tablet is a tablet e-reader/media player that was marketed by Barnes & Noble. It follows the Nook Color and is intended to compete with both e-book readers and tablet computers. The Nook Tablet 16 GB version was announced on November 7, 2011, and became available on November 17 for US$249. Barnes & Noble released the Nook Tablet 8 GB on February 21, 2012. Both versions have a 7 inch screen, a microSDHC slot compatible with cards up to 32 GB in size, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and a FAT32 file system. Additionally, the 16 GB model has 1 GB of RAM, ROM of 16 GB eMMC, and 11 GB of storage capacity; the 8 GB model has 512 MB of RAM and ROM of 8 GB eMMC. The Nook Tablet models were discontinued shorty after the release of the Nook HD and Nook HD+. According to estimates by Forrester Research, about 5 million units were sold by mid-October 2012, making the Nook the third best selling tablet after Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire.