The Nook Tablet is now in stores after several days of headbutting between it and the Kindle Fire. Although each tablet has advantages the other, the Nook Tablet just took a serious step back in the storage department. Even though part of the reason why the Nook Tablet is $50 more expensive than the Kindle Fire is due to the 16GB of storage the Nook Tablet has, only a small portion of it can be used for non-Barnes & Noble content.
Nook Tablet owners are limited to a mere 1GB of internal storage for content not purchased from B&N. The Kindle Fire may only have 6GB of useable storage, but it doesn’t impose restrictions like this.
Nook Tablet owners can get around this by loading content onto a SD card. In the future, B&N will enable all content to be stored in one place, but you’re stuck with 1GB for now.