Nook HD and HD+ Tablets Are Here To Offer You Better Video Viewing Experience

Barnes and Noble introduced two new Nook Tablets on Wednesday, designed to offer users with better video viewing experience. The announcement of these two devices is followed by Barnes and Nobles plans to launch a video service of its own.

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Taking a plunge into the tablet market, Barnes and Nobles offer these latest tablets called the Nook Tablet HD and Nook Tablet HD+ with a 7-inch and 9-inch display. The bookseller firm takes a direct hit at its rival Amazon who offers a smaller Kindle Fire tablet.

Offering users a 9-inch tablet, with price lower than $300, Barnes and Nobles hopes to take on other competitors such as Google and Apple.

However, considering the prices, these tablets do beat its competitors as the Nook Tablet HD will cost $199, while the HD+ has a $269 price range.

The 7-inch display is same as Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD’s 7-inch model and Google’s Nexus 7. The larger tablet is actually $30 cheaper than the new Kindle HD 8.9 on Wi-Fi, and is also much less than the $499 base model of the new iPad.

But even cutting down the prices of large tabs will be a little difficult to convince users to pick up Nooks instead of an iPad or Nexus as they have better apps in app store, better clarity, better resolution etc.

These Nook tabs come equipped with an e-mail service and weigh just 18.2 ounces. They will also hold access to the company’s curated app store. With a screen resolution of 256 pixels per inch, these tabs will run on 1.3 Ghz. dual-core processors. The 9-inch tablet has 16 GB of memory, and will come in a 32 GB model for $299. The 7-inch tablet comes in a choice of white or black color, and has 8 GB of memory for $199 or 16 GB for $229.

Up for pre-orders now, Barnes and Noble will ship these tabs in late October. They will hit the shelves in stores, starting November.… Read the rest

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Slash in Prices Make Nook Tablet and Nook Color Smart Choice….

Amid rumors regarding the launch of the new version of Amazon Kindle e-readers, Barnes and Noble on Monday decided to slash down the price of its Nook models- the Nook Tablet and the Nook Color.

The firm cut the prices of both its models that make the Nook Tablet a smart choice for those interested in a baseline tablet. The dropping down now costs the Nook Tablet $199 for a 16GB model, which was formerly priced at $249. While the 8GB tablet drops to $179, offering a whooping cut of $50!

This cut did yield the result as a long queue was reported outside stores selling the Nook models.

This unbeatable price has got the Nook models direct in line with the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. To be precise, this move by Barnes and Noble has offered users more memory for each dollar than Amazon or Google with best-in-class digital reading and entertainment experience.

With an instant hit, the slash in prices of Nook models attracted customers looking for a smart, sleek, lightweight and low cost tablet.

Some analysts believe that this move by Barnes and Nobles has nothing to do with Google’s entry into the market, since the Nook line doesn’t offer nearly the same amount of tablet functionality that the Nexus 7 does.

Although as good as the scheme may sound, there are also some facts about the Nook tablet to be noted. The Nook Tablets do not have various goods and apps that its competitors offer in the lower-price range. Even though the Nook line has partnerships with Hulu and Netflix, the tablet includes nothing like Google’s Play store or Amazon’s general marketplace that offers users a chance to buy everything on the device.

Depending on what users look for, the Nook line does offer a lot of features. The screen doesn’t have quite the same glare as the Kindle Fire or the Nexus 7 that makes it a better choice for long-term reading. However, its screen isn’t as good to watch videos.

However, Barnes and Noble has offered some hints about future innovations in e-textbook with its partner Microsoft. We can hope that the firm teams up with Microsoft and offers more devices or pull from its vast content ecosystem, which would surely make the Nook a smarter choice.

So, those looking for a selective e-reader to use for apps, some video and light browsing, it is worth going face-to-face with the friendly and newly-cheaper Nook.… Read the rest

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