It started with the Amazon Kindle Fire, then came the Google Nexus 7, the Kobo ARC, and the Amazon Kinde Fire HD and HD 8.9. The next entrants in the low cost Android-based tablets battle has just been released by Barnes and Noble.
The Nook HD is a 7″ tablet running at 1440 x 900 and is capable of running 720p video. It uses a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and includes a micro-SD slot and HDMI port. It comes snow or smoke; each color is available in 8GB for $199 or 16GB for $229.
The Nook HD+ is a 9″ tablet running at 1920 x 1280 and is capable of full 1080p video. It runs a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with micro-SD slot and HDMI port. Barnes and Noble claims it’s the lightest Full HD 9″ tablet available at 18.2 oz (515 g). It comes in 16GB for $269 and 32GB for $299. It is only available in a slate color.
Both units run Barnes and Noble’s customised version of Android (version unknown) and are available for pre-order from Barnes and Noble, with shipping starting November 1st.