There's also a manual, but it doesn't have the hardware specs, and internal photos, but they're not detailed enough to tell me what chips this tablet has. But I'd guess (based on the manual) that this tablet will be more open than before. The manual shows a standard Home Screen, and while that isn't an absolute guarantee, it does give me hope.
And it's tied to B&N, of course. But if the tablet is open I really don't give a damn.