[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Barnes & Noble has launched a 8GB Nook Tablet for $199. The newest member of the Nook tablet family offers the same features of the Nook 16GB, but has 8GB of on-board memory, 512MB of RAM and subsequently, a lower price. The Nook 8GB version is available for purchase currently at www.nook.com and in Barnes & Noble stores, and will be available with retailers including Best Buy, Target and Walmart in the coming weeks.

Barnes & Noble has also slashed the price of Nook Color by $30, and it  now costs $169.

With iPad3 believed to be just around the corner, the tablet wars are heating up!