As a Barnes & Noble bookseller, I can tell you all about the new devices, the comparisons between each other, and comparisons with other tablets in the market. As a struggling graduate student who loves pretty shiny things, I can also tell you how entranced I was by the ads and commercials and everything these devices will offer.
So I’m pumped and ready to give you links to all sorts of information about the HD and HD+!
- New York Times — “The new devices are a seven-inch tablet for $199, called the Nook HD, and a nine-inch tablet for $269, the Nook HD Plus. Company executives promoted them as being lighter and faster than comparable tablets, a market that is crowded with competitors from Apple, Amazon and Google.” There are four devices. Nook HD 8GB, Nook HD 16GB (both available in Snow and Storm), Nook HD+ 16GB, and Nook HD+ 32GB (both available in Slate). Something to note.
- Shelf Awareness Pro — Information on the new tablets, the new Nook Video (“This fall, B&N is launching Nook Video, which will stream movies and TV shows from a range of studios, including Sony, Warner Bros., Disney, HBO, Viacom and Starz. The material can be watched on Nooks, TVs, tablets, smartphones as well as on a video app that will be released in the near future.”), and expansion in the UK.
- Publishers Weekly — “B&N’s head of hardware development Bill Sapperstein showed off the Nook HD and what he described as the “highest resolution display on a 7-inch tablet,” with 243 pixels per inch and pointed to wide viewing angles on both tablets. Both devices run on a customized version of Ice Cream Sandwich, the Android 4.0 OS optimized for tablets. The devices also just seem to get lighter—the Nook HD is 315 grams and Nook HD+ 515 grams—and more powerful with the NHD offering a 1.3GHZ processor and the NHD+ offering a 1.5 GHZ processor.”
- Barnes & Noble — As you can see, the Nook Color, Nook Tablet 8GB and Nook Tablet 16GB have sort of…disappeared.
I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I’m already in love with the device and I haven’t even held one yet!