Barnes & Noble launched a 7 inch Android tablet with a $50 price tag in late 2016… and then stopped selling it and issued a product recall earlier this month for a faulty charger that shipped with the Nook 7″ tablet.
Now it looks like Barnes & Noble is selling the NOOK 7″ again. You can order the tablet from the B&N website for $50.
Update: A B&N spokesperson has confirmed that replacement chargers are being provided to customers who participated in the recall, and the NOOK 7″ is now available again in stores and online.
The tablet features a 1024 x 600 IPS display, a MediaTek MT8163 quad-core processor, 8GB of storage, a microSD card reader, a 3,000 mAh, 11 Wh battery, front and rear cameras, a headset jack and a USB 2.0 port.
It’s basically B&N’s answer to Amazon’s popular $50 Fire tablet, but while Amazon’s tablet features a custom version of Android designed to work with Amazon’s own app store, music store, video store, and Kindle eBook Store, the NOOK Tablet 7″ is basically a standard Android tablet that just comes with a few apps pre-loaded (including the NOOK Store, of course).
Unlike Amazon’s tablet, the NOOK Tablet 7″ features the Google Play Store.