Amazon introduced the new Kindle Fire offering and, as we expected, Barnes & Noble is also announcing new tablets now that the Google Nexus 7 has become overly popular. The Nook HD, a seven-incher, and the Nook HD+, a nine-incher, have been officially announced today, for those who prefer the brand.
The smallest among the two, the Nook HD, packs a seven-inch display with 1440×900 resolution and 243 ppi, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, one gig of RAM and will cost $199 for the 8GB internal storage version version, and $249 for the 16GB flavor. It will be available in “snow” white and “smoke” grey pigments. The nine-incher Nook HD+ boost a resolution of 1920×1280 with 256 ppi, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, full gig of RAM and will go for $269 for the 16GB flavor, and $299 for the 32GB variant.
If you are in the U.S. you can pre-oder any of the above starting today (U.K. future owners have to wait until next month). Both will land this fall with the Barnes and Noble store packing a wide selection of books, HD magazines, and newspapers. The new video streaming service will also be available on the two devices.
Source: Barnes & Noble