It has become a habit for companies that continue to offer products to also sell hardware. Apple sells through iTunes content for devices, Amazon has the Kindle range, and Google now boasts with their Nexus 7. Maybe in your country the name of Barnes & Noble is not widely known, but everywhere else it is synonymous with the highest bookseller. The Nook eBook reader is available on the market for several years and received an update of last generation and turned into a tablet. The two models that are recently launched are named Nook HD and Nook HD +, with different sizes and top facilities.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD comes with a diagonal of 7″ and should replace the classic eBook reader. Because writing is very fine, the manufacturer used a 1440×900 screen resolution higher than that of tablets from Amazon and Google. The TI OMAP 4470 chipset with 1.3 GHz dual core processor is running Android 4.0, as you might expect. Like Amazon, Barnes & Noble has changed dramatically their interface. Users do not have access to Google Play, but a library of applications is filtered by the manufacturer. The tablet weighs 314 grams and it seems to be the easiest on the market at this size.
Nook HD+ model is 9″ and boasts with a high resolution of 1920×1280 pixels too. Yes, you read that right. There are 200 rows of pixels more than on a full HD screen. The tablet has a pixel density very close to that offered by the iPad 3 screen. The engine is offered by the same chipset, but the processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz this time. High resolution screens of tablets can watch movies now available for purchase or rental through Nook Video Store. In the United States, Nook HD costs $200 for the 8 GB version and $230 the 16 GB version. Its manufacturer has been more than kind, including a microSD slot. Nook HD+ price is $270 for the 16 GB model and $300 for the one with 32 GB.