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




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5 replies on “Next-gen NOOK tablet could have a Tegra 4 CPU”

  1. Hopefully it keeps the Google Play support and microSD slot. Add cameras on top of that beautiful display and I would buy one in a heartbeat.

  2. I’d love to see the new Nook come with a Tegra 4. I was actually thinking the other day that a partnership with Nvidia would be one of B&N’s best moves. I do hope they go with a simpler UI, though, and release regular Android updates, like most manufacturers. Here’s hoping the new Nooks are as awesome as I hope 🙂

  3. I have a Nook HD+ and really my only complaint is that it’s a bit sluggish. The 9″ size is perfect, the 1920 x 1280 res is excellent, the aspect ratio is much better than 16×9 and not so square as 4×3 – again – perfect. The cost at $149 – fantastic. The OS was okay but it was easy to drop CM10.1 on it. If they just put JB on it with a custom Nook app and bookshelf on the home screen I would probably just leave that alone.

    So honestly if they were merely to update that with a Tegra 4 chip I would buy a new one or two.

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