Talk about a dark horse in the tablet wars. Barnes and Noble has called for a larger order of the Nook tablets due to strong initial sales. And it screams of silent confidence.
While it’s unlikely that this device would pass the Kindle Fire in sales, B&N has the chance to carve out a nice part of the lower-priced tablet market.
Nothing about the Nook Tablet excited me when it released, but after this report, I’m making a trip to Barnes and Noble a priority on my list. I have to try one of these things out.
I wouldn’t go as far as TechCrunch’s Matt Burns in coining it a “top player”, though. Why don’t we wait until post-holiday-season numbers are released before we crown the product. That being said, there is some value here, and people looking to purchase a tablet for the holiday season should not automatically rule this gadget out.