Barnes & Noble Introduces New Nook Tablets
Hot on the heels of announcements earlier this month of new Kindles and Kobo devices, Barnes & Noble debuted some new hardware: A 7-inch Nook HD, and a 9-inch Nook HD+.
According to The Huffington Post, the 7-inch model boasts a resolution of 1440x900, slightly better than the Kindle Fire HD. It's also lighter than the comparable Kindle model, and will cost $199 for an 8GB model and $299 for a 16GB model.
The larger tablet, the Nook HD+, has a resolution of 1920x1280 and can play movies in 1080p. It also rocks a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM. It'll cost $269 for a 16GB model and $299 for a 32GB model.
All the new models have options for expandable storage, and will ship in late October. The HuffPo writer said that the touchscreen on both models was a little janky, though the folks at B&N insist that'll be cleared up by the release.
They look nice and they're competitively priced. They're clearly a shot across the bow at the Fire and the iPad. The question is, will they work? Do you see anything here that sways you over to Barnes & Noble? Nook users--does any of this encourage you to upgrade? Will any of this matter when the rumored iPad mini is released?
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