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Barnes & Noble Announces Nook HD, Nook HD+, and Simple Touch Tablets

This morning, Barnes & Noble released their newest lineup of Nook tablets, not to be out shined by Amazon’s Kindle lineup. Leading the pack is their new Nook HD+ and Nook HD slates, which sport full HD displays and some pretty impressive specs to boot. The Nook HD+ sports a 9″ display at 1920 x 1280 resolution, 256 ppi, and is powered by a 1.5GHz OMAP 4470 processor, while the Nook HD is a 7″¬†1440 x 900, 243 ppi, with the same chipset.

To maintain competitiveness. the newest Nook devices are also being sold for the same reasonable prices, but with a twist. For 16GB, the Nook HD+ runs $269 and for 32GB it receives a minor bump up to $299. As for the Nook HD, the 8GB variant can be purchased for the industry standard of $199 and $229 for the 16GB brother, which will surely have some people second guessing a Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD purchase. As an added bonus, each of these HD tablets sport a micro-SD card slot for even more storage.

The devices are already up for pre-order and buyers can expect to see the tablets arrive at their doorsteps this November.

Nook HD Gallery:

Nook HD+ Gallery:

Hands-on with the Nook HD and HD+ from The Verge:


Via: Barnes & Noble

  • I might grab two of the +s if they don’t lock the bootloader

  • Alexander Garcia

    I’m seriously getting the “smoke” colored Nook HD 7″! =)

  • Captain_Doug

    ROOT IT!

  • Stoker

    Microsd, bishes!

  • JMonkeYJ

    i love that they’re aggressively pushing up resolution, especially on the 7″. i still think the form factor of the Nexus 7 is better (mostly the bezel design and no home button), but it’s nice to see B&N put out something a little different from the others. there are now 3 distinct $200 android tablets each with compelling and slightly different use cases.

  • Raven

    More great news for the Android tablet market. Even though I am a proud Nexus 7 owner, more good Android tablets will only benefit us all.

  • burntcookie90

    So the bigger one has a better resolution than my 24in monitor and my TV and the smaller one has a better resolution than my laptop. Great.

    • George264

      I’m actually really surprised how even high-performance laptops still include 1366×768 all the way up to 15 inch. 13 inch with that res is already a stretch, but 15 inches is not right.

      • burntcookie90

        Yeah, I’ve got a 3 year and some months old 14in laptop, that I bought real cheap. I hated the resolution since I got it. Definitely getting a thinkpad with 1600×900 next.

        • George264

          surprised that 10″ tablets can easily include 1080p, while it’s a true rarity when a 15″ laptop gets 900p(1440×900 or 1600×900) smh.

          • michael arazan

            The Big Question is, what apps are supported on it, does Google Play Apps work on them? 300, plus the price of books and mags to put on them too. IDK

    • woo 1080p imac (don’t like apple but it makes a great windows 8 machine)

  • I’m still happy with the Nexus 7 and it’s four cores. If the Nook HD+ has an unlockable bootloader though, I might feel a little remorse. I really wanted something with 9″ and and SC card slot.

  • Is it hackable? If not, I’ll stick with my Nexus 7. If the Nook HD+ has an unlocked bootloader, then I’ll be pissed. I really wanted 9″ with a slot (giggle)

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  • mustbepbs

    I hate the design of the Nook tablets. They look like little kid Leapfrog tablets. I can’t imagine being stuck in their ecosystem either. Hopefully they won’t be as locked down as the new Kindle’s are.