As expected, Barnes and Noble, a media event in Manhattan, unveiled their all new 7-inch Nook HD tablet, along with HD+. Boasting lighter and thinner body, the new B&N Nook HD 7-incher slate [as expected] also brings eReaders and the digital content like books, movies and magazines on-the-go.
In case you gave up your hope on Apple’s iPad considering the price tag, and the bigger screen equipped mid-range gadgets is your next pick; then you might want to head over to the following quick spec run-down of the new Nook HD slate.
7-inch Nook HD Tablet Features and Specs:
- 7-inch (1440 x 900p) 243 ppi laminated IPS display
- 1.3GHz dual-core OMAP 4470 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB or 16GB of built in memory (expandable upto 64GB via microSD card)
- 10.5 hours of continuous reading or 9 hours of video battery backup
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and headphones port
- Measures at 11mm thick, and Weighs 11.1 ounces (315g)
- “Snow” or “Smoke” colors models
Moreover, the new 7-inch HD tablet from Nook is based on a customized version of Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes featuring Barnes and Noble store, with over 3 million books, HD magazines, catalogs and newspapers, as well as thousands of apps.
On the other hand, B&N also has introduced a new video-streaming and download service for Nook tablets, which offer more content from major media partners like HBO, Sony, Starz, Disney, Viacom, and Warner Bros; the service will be available this fall.
The new 7-inch Nook HD tablet is available for preorders in USA at Barnes & Noble for $199 for 8GB and $249 for 16GB version, with an expectation of October shipping. It will debut in U.S. stores in November.
The new slate also goes on sale in Britain beginning in late November at chains including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, while UK will be getting it earlier next month for £159 for the 8GB and £189 for the 16GB variants; from B&N as well as Blackwell’s, Currys, Dixons, Foyles, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. Stay tuned for a follow-up post on availability.