Barnes & Noble has been giving mixed signals regarding plans for future NOOK tablets. The latest NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets are some of the cheapest decent tablets on the market, and this summer the company suggested it would discontinue its tablet line… only to later clarify that B&N would continue to design tablets, but they might be built by other hardware partners.
Now it looks like we may have some details about B&N’s latest tablet design. An unannounced device showed up at the GFXBench website recently, and it appears to have an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor.
The tablet is described as a Barnes & Noble BNTV800 device with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software, a processor that runs from 51 MHz to 1810 MHz, and which features a 1620 x 1008 pixel display — but GFXBench usually gets the screen resolutions a little wrong, since it doesn’t count the pixels that are reserved for the on-screen buttons.
In other words, it’s possible that we’re looking at a tablet with 1620 x 1200 pixel screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
There’s no way to tell what the screen size the tablet will have or how much it will cost. But it looks like B&N is trying to keep up with Amazon. The latest Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets feature speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors and high resolution displays.
via The Droid Guy