Despite questionable sales with the original Nook tablets, Barnes & Noble is looking to advance their Nook lineup with the upcoming release of the Nook HD and Nook HD+. Hoping to compete with the likes of Apple, Amazon and even Google, Barnes and Noble will be taking on the model of Amazon by offering a low price tag on both of their tablets. The company has started up pre-orders for their Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets in the United Kingdom on their nook.co.uk website.
Originally announced late September, the 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+ will be touting higher resolution displays much like the current Kindle Fire HD. The Nook HD is touting a 1440×900 display powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The Nook HD+ bumps the display up to a higher standard by offering a full HD 1920×1080 resolution. Under the hood you will find a slight CPU speed increase at 1.5GHz. The HD tablet is up for pre-order at £159, matching both the Kindle Fire HD and Google’s popular Nexus 7. The HD+ is also available for pre-order at £229.
This holiday season is really turning out to be an expensive one this far with all of the new gadgets releasing very close to each other. Although, seeing all of this advancement in technology happen so fast is quite nice to see, especially the recent launch of Microsoft’s Surface tablet and Apple’s iPad Mini coming up this Friday. I am excited to see what will be coming up after all of these releases. Maybe a release date on the Nexus 10 and the 32GB Nexus 7? Maybe even LG’s Nexus 4?
Nevertheless, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ will be shipping out in the United Kingdom on November 22nd while we in the United States will be seeing the tablet ship out much earlier on November 8th, which is only a couple days after the iPad Mini officially releases on Friday, November 5th. It’ll be interesting to see how successful Barnes and Noble’s Nook HD and Nook HD+ launch will be with being so close to the iPad Mini’s launch and the Kindle Fire HD’s launch only two weeks after that.
Will you be picking up your own Nook HD or Nook HD+ this holiday season or will you be going after something else?