Nooky? Nookie? Nook? Geddit? OK, now that the smut has been passed over, lets get on with the news.
While Amazon seem to try and make as much noise as possible around their Android offerings, Barnes and Noble by contrast just quietly get on with things.
Now however, it has been announced that their latest range of tablets, the Nook, Nook HD and the Nook HD+ have all been reduced in price and are now absurdly cheap.
The Nook HD is in fact only £79 for the 8GB version and £99 for the 16GB model.
The Nook HD+ is now selling for £129 for 16GB and £149 for 32GB models.
All of the tablets are available online or from selected leading retailers.
The question to be asked is, is this a response to the Nexus 7 2013 or a clear out before the launch of some new models?
The full press release is below for your delectation.
Barnes & Noble Announces Amazing New Low Prices for
Award-Winning NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ Tablets in the UK
NOOK® HD Tablet Now Available Starting at Just £79, NOOK® HD+ Tablet Now Starts at £129, While Stocks Last
LONDON – September 4, 2013 – NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced amazing new low pricing for the highly acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets in the UK. Beginning today, customers can purchase the 7-inch NOOK HD for just £79 (8GB) and £99 (16GB), while the 9-inch NOOK HD+ tablet is available for just £129 (16GB) and £149 (32GB), both online at NOOK.co.uk and at leading retailers across the UK, while stocks last.
These new low prices make NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ the perfect choice for UK families as students head back to school, offering the best in reading and entertainment with access to one of the world’s largest digital reading catalogues featuring more than 2.5 million books in the NOOK Store, including more than 1 million free titles. These innovative and family-friendly tablets now come with Google Play, offering the best in apps and games, millions of songs, thousands of films and TV shows and much more.
“As families across the UK prepare for students to go back to school, NOOK has made digital reading even more affordable by lowering prices on the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets” said Jim Hilt, Managing Director, Barnes & Noble S.à r.l. “We are committed to the cause of literacy and learning in the UK and this new pricing on our highly versatile tablets will bring a world of books, apps, films, music and more to customers at an unbeatable value.”
NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ Features
More than 700,000 Android Apps and Games: Customers can choose from more than 700,000 great apps all ready to enjoy right away. The NOOK Store features thousands of high-quality NOOK Apps™ tailored for the devices.
Millions of Songs: The addition of Google Play Music lets customers browse millions of songs, discover new artists and fill NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ with favourite tracks to enjoy anytime.
Favourite Films & TV Shows: Customers can choose from thousands of films and TV shows, including new releases, the latest episodes, award-winning films and past seasons from favourite TV series. They can stream movies and TV shows to watch instantly on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ or make them available offline to watch later, even when not connected to Wi-Fi.
The Very Best in Reading: The NOOK Store offers more than 2.5 million books, including more than 1 million free titles, as well as thousands of magazines and newspapers in spectacular HD each available for a 14-day free trial. Customers can browse favourite catalogues like never before.
Fast Web Browsing: Customers can enjoy fast start up and page loading and an unlimited number of tabs open at once with the Chrome browser.
Great Google Services: Customers have instant access to Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps, now built in to NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. They can sync calendars across multiple devices and check email from any account including Exchange, Yahoo! and Hotmail.
Additional Great Tablet Features Include:
- · Stunning HD Displays: Crisp text and beautiful graphics make books and magazines stunning to read and movies a joy to watch.
- · Light and Portable: Weighing in at only 11.1 ounces and 18.2 ounces respectively, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are light and easy to hold for hours of enjoyment.
- · NOOK Profiles™: A personalised experience instantly transforms the device in hand to any family member’s very own tablet so only they can see their own content.
- · NOOK Channels™: This pioneering recommendation system provides an easy way to discover new titles by theme.
- · The ability to sync the last page read on any NOOK Book® across NOOK devices and apps so customers don’t lose their place.
- · Expandable memory on the devices and free unlimited NOOK Cloud™ storage for all NOOK content.
- · Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes for a customised reading experience.
- · Powerful dual-core processors and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.