Barnes & Noble is prepping a new version of its
The book retailer will launch an 8-gigabyte version of its tablet through Wal-Mart on Wednesday, according to The Verge.
The Nook Tablet made some noise after its launch as part of a new wave of affordable tablets better suited to competing with the higher end
The Nook Tablet retails for $249, but offers 16GB of memory, or twice as much as the Kindle Fire. By cutting its memory in half, Barnes & Noble could possibly offer a more price-competitive product.
The Nook Tablet could already be found at a discount. Under a limited promotion, the tablet was selling for $199 through an eBay-hosted offer.
The new version looks to be identical to the existing model. It's unclear whether its processor speed, expansion slot, or the amount of RAM would remain the same.
A representative for Barnes & Noble wasn't immediately available to comment to CNET.