In addition to 7-incher behemoth, B&N also introduced 9.5-inch Nook HD Plus Tablet. Takes features and specs up a notch, the new Nook HD+ slate is being called world’s lightest full HD tablet. Its new IPS display at 256ppi makes books, magazines, and video a joy to view on the slate.
Inside a customized Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich OS version will help to snag out all content from the B&N store.
With over 3 million books, HD magazines, catalogs and newspapers, as well as thousands of apps; the new Nook HD plus features Barnes and Noble store for your reading pleasure. In case you gave up your hope on bigger screen of iPad considering the price tag, this new slate can grab your attention.
Head down over to the following key specifications run-down of the slate.
9.5-inch Nook HD Plus Tablet Features and Specs:
- 9.5-inch (1920 x 1280p) 256 ppi laminated IPS display
- 1080p video playback capability in a 3:2 aspect ratio
- 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP 4470 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB or 32GB internal storage options (expandable upto 64GB via MicroSD card too)
- Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; a headphones port
- 6000 mAh battery with 9 hours of video or 10 hours of reading backup
- Measures at 9.5 x 6.4 x 0.5-inch-thin, and weighs 18.2 ounces (515g)
On the other hand, the B&N’s newest introduced video service will be added to the Nook Store premiere this fall and will feature content on the tablet from major media partners like HBO, Sony, Starz, Disney, Viacom, and Warner Bros.
Like its smaller brother, the new 9.5-inch Nook HD plus tablet can be preordered in USA starting today through Barnes and Noble. The new slate will run you $269 for the 16GB version, and $299 for the 32GB version. Expected to hit store shelves in late October, the tablet can be grabbed in Smoke and Snow (gray and white) colors models.
As of UK, the new tablet will cost £229 for 16GB and £269 for 32GB versions; available next month for preorders. And Britain will be getting it in late November at chains including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. Stay tuned with Techsnapr for a follow-up post on worldwide availability.