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Barnes & Noble Announcing Dual-core Tablet Monday

Amazon's Fire tablet isn't even on sale but the company has had pre-orders coming out of its ears since it announced the $199 device. Now, it seems Barnes & Noble wants in on some of the action. According to leaked marketing documents, B&N has plans for a Nook tablet and will be announcing it in the coming days.

SlashGear cites internal Barnes & Noble documents in reporting that B&N will be unveiling a $249 dual-core tablet this coming Monday. According to the B&N marketing material obtained by SlashGear, the device will boast the same 7-inch VividView IPS display as the NOOK Color, a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable up to 32GB), and a battery capable of four hours of video playback with WiFi on or eight hours with Wi-Fi off. Aesthetically, the device looks very similar to the Nook Color. In case your memory needs jogging, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet packs a 7-inch full color LCD touchscreen, a Texas Instruments OMAP4 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and Android 2.3.

While we know that B&N plans to announce this device on Monday, a release date is not yet known. That said, we'd bet the farm that this device will be available in time for the holiday shopping season. Now, the question that remains: Do you think twice the RAM and storage is worth an extra $50?