Barnes & Noble Expected to Unveil Tablet Monday

The company invited media and analysts to a news conference on Monday

When Amazon unveiled its first tablet, the Kindle Fire, in September, most tech experts and analysts predicted it would be the first real challenger to Apple’s iPad.

Now, before the Kindle Fire has even debuted, Engadget is reporting that a familiar foe is also entering the tablet market – Barnes & Noble.

The company has invited journalists and analysts to a news conference in New York Nov. 7, where everyone expects Barnes & Noble to unveil the Nook Tablet.

Also read: Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Touch-Screen Kindles

As of now, the Nook is an e-reader, but one with a lot of different versions. Some are black and white, some are color, some offer Internet access and others don’t.

The tablet is expected to be a lot like the Nook Color Reader, though one would expect there to be some more features.

Like the Kindle Fire, this tablet seems to be reusing a popular brand name – Nook – and will have a seven-inch screen.

According to various tech blogs, it will be priced at $249 — $50 more than the Kindle Fire.