Barnes & Noble announced in September its two product that will be combating the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+. The Barnes & Noble products are eBook reader tablets and its sales will be going through major retailers such as Best Buy, Target, Walmart etc.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD is a 7 inched tablet that is competing the Kindle Fire HD. It carries a laminated touchscreen that has a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels with a pixel density of 243 ppi. The Barnes & Noble Nook HD weighs 315g having a dimension of 194.4 x 127 x 11.1 mm. The internal storage options on the mini slate are 8 GB and 16 GB and also accorded with a microSD slot for storage expansion up to 32 GB.
The connectivity access provided on theBarnes & Noble Nook HD includes; built in Wi-Fi. The battery boasts an eReading time up to 10.5 hours nonstop with video watching of 9 hours running time. More features on the Barnes & Noble Nook HD device includes a 3.5mm port and also has a 30-pin HDMI connector.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a 9 inched slate device that is powered by an OMAP4470 dual core processor that clocks 1.5 GHz. The device is Wi-Fi enabled, weighs 515g and has a dimension of 9.46 x 6.41 x 0.45 inches. The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ has a laminated touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 256 ppi. The two variant in terms of storage includes; the 16 GB and 32 GB also with a microSD slot for expansion up to 32GB extra.
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ battery will take 10 hours reading time before finally running, and video watching time up to 9 hours.
Some of the file format supported by both Barnes & Noble HD and HD+ includes;
Audio: MP4, M4A, 3GP, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AMR
Video: MP4, 3GP, WEBM, AVI
Gallery (pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Reader/Other: PDF, ePUB, DRP, ePIB, FOLIO, OFIP, CBZ, TXT, RTF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, PPSX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, LOG, CSV, EML, ZIP
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD devices seems to be the cheapest tablet in town, the 8GB and 16 GB Nook HD goes for $199 and $229 respectively. The HD+ Nook of the 16 GB set a pace at $269 as the 32 GB version is going for $299.