Barnes & Noble Inc. has dropped the prices of its signature Nook Tablet ahead of a reportedly updated version of the device set to be released in late September.
The field for mobile and digital devices has become increasingly competitive. On Sunday, the book retailer announced that its 8-gigabyte Nook Tablet would now be sold for $179, a $20 reduction. It’s 16-gigabyte Nook Tablet will cost $199, a $50 drop. And the Nook Color device will now sell for $149, a drop of $20.