Barnes & Noble's new Nook Tablet e-reader debuted Nov. 7, just in time for the shopping season and exactly one week before the Amazon Kindle Fire ships out to people who pre-ordered it. Kindle Fire has impressive sales numbers already, but it's worth noting the Nook has been around for a year, and the new version is more than just Nook 2.0. It's got plenty of new features and enough promise to capture enough of the e-reader market to avoid getting completely torched by Kindle Fire.

Kindle Fire has less on board storage and less memory than Nook, two important pieces of hardware that a good tablet computer needs. Storage is important for keeping all of your content with you, and memory is important for doing things like streaming video and music and also for switching between apps.

Furthermore, both the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet run a version of Google's Android software, and both devices must use their own app stores. Those reasons alone give Nook Tablet enough of a chance to find its place in the new technology world. Start the slideshow to see the top 10 reasons why Nook Tablet can find its niche.

Tell us in the comments if you like the idea of a hybrid tablet/e-reader like the Nook.

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