Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Barnes And Noble Officially Announces The Nook HD And Nook HD+

2 weeks ago Amazon unveiled the Kindle fire HD which came in two sizes 7" and 8.9". Now Barnes And Noble have announced the successor to the original Nook Tablet and they call it the Nook HD. What is compelling about this tablet is that it has the highest resolution found on any 7" tablet. They also said that the Nook HD is the lightest 7" tablet in the market, the tablet only weighs 11.1 ounces or 315 grams. They also announced the Nook HD+ which is a 9" tablet aimed towards sharing of the device. The most killer feature of the Nook HD is the 1440X900 resolution screen and on the Nook HD+ the resolution is a whopping 1920X1080. Both of the devices have a dual core OMAP4470 processor which is clocked at 1.3GHz on the HD and 1.5GHz on the HD+. These devices are paired up with 1GB of RAM and they are claiming up to 10 hours of battery life in a single charge. These devices are running Android 4.0 ICS but the skin on top of it makes it look nothing like the android look we love and hate. Pricing for the Nook HD starts at $199 for the 8GB version and $229 for the 16GB edition, it is noted that the Nook HD has a micro SD card slot for expansion. The Nook HD+ in the other hand costs $269 for the 16GB model and $229 for the 32GB model. 
Source: TheVerge