Since Microsoft got heavily involved with Barnes and Noble and their Nook franchise the writing had been on the wall for their Android tablets. In a move that preempts the discontinuation of the Android tablets you can now get hold of the Nook HD and the Nook HD+ rather cheaply. The spec of the HD+ is impressive for the money as well.
The award-winning NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets will be available at new low prices. For a limited time only, the 7-inch NOOK HD will start at just £99 (8GB) and £129 (16GB), while the 9-inch NOOK HD+ tablet is available starting at £149 (16GB) and £179 (32GB), both online at NOOK.co.uk and at leading retailers across the UK
The Nook HD is the smaller 7″ cheaper model. The screen is a 7″ 1440 x 900 243 PPI display, it has a dual core CPU and Micro SD slot.
The Nook HD+ is the larger 9″ more expensive model. The screen on this model is a 9″ 1920 x 1280 256 PPI, again it is a dual core CPU and again has microSD slot.
Both are a pretty good deal as they have the Google Play Store installed and they have a range of Nook software pre-installed.
NOOK® HD Tablet Now Available Starting at Just £99, NOOK® HD+ Tablet Now Starts at £149, for a Limited Time Only
NOOK-Sponsored Get Reading Festival on the 13th of July in Trafalgar Square to Feature
Famous Authors and Celebrity Storytellers in a Free One-Day Read-a-thon
LONDON – July 3, 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, announced today that in celebration of the upcoming Get Reading festival and to promote literacy across the UK, the award-winning NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets will be available at new low prices. For a limited time only, the 7-inch NOOK HD will start at just £99 (8GB) and £129 (16GB), while the 9-inch NOOK HD+ tablet is available starting at £149 (16GB) and £179 (32GB), both online at NOOK.co.uk and at leading retailers across the UK.
NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are the perfect tablets for UK families, 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 also come with Google Play, offering the best in apps and games, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows and much more.
“To celebrate the free Get Reading festival and to help make digital reading more affordable across the UK, we have reduced prices on our award-winning NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets for a limited time,” said Jim Hilt, Managing Director, Barnes & Noble S.à r.l. “We are committed to promoting the cause of literacy and we hope that families from all over the UK come to the Get Reading festival on 13th of July for a fantastic day of events featuring some top authors and celebrities.”
The goal of the Get Reading campaign, a partnership between the London Evening Standard and NOOK, is to help struggling readers catch up with their peers and maximise the opportunities that reading brings. The campaign works closely with the Beanstalk literacy charity to help fund the training of reading helpers who go into schools each week to help children with their reading. As part of its support of the campaign, NOOK donated 1,000 award-winning NOOK® Simple Touch eReaders to Beanstalk, all fully-loaded with top children’s books generously donated by leading UK publishers.
The campaign culminates with a free reading festival in London’s Trafalgar Square on the 13th of July. The festival will feature TV favourite Peppa Pig, Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, bestselling author Kathy Lette and actor Russell Tovey, alongside hip-hop Shakespeare star Akala, children’s author Paul Stewart, children’s illustrator Chris Riddle and comedy double act Dick and Dom, plus many more celebrities from the world of theatre, literature and film. In addition, NOOK will have a tent at the Get Reading festival to help families experience all that NOOK has to offer, along with fun activities, giveaways and appearances by favourite authors and characters.
For further information on Get Reading, the Beanstalk charity and NOOK, please visit NOOK.co.uk/GetReading. NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ and NOOK® Simple Touch GlowLight are available at major UK retailers including Argos, ASDA, Blackwell’s, Foyles, Currys and PC World, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Very, as well as NOOK.co.uk.