After being announced back in September, the new Nook HD and Nook HD+ have finally gone on sale, in the UK for now. Those who pre-ordered theirs from Barnes & Noble online store should get it this week or you could purchase them from stores such as John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Blackwell’s and Foyles in the UK.
For those who don’t know, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ respectively. The Nook HD has a 7-inch, 1440 x 900 resolution display, 1.3GHz dual-core OMAP4470 processor, stereo speakers, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 8/16GB memory with microSD card slot. It is priced at £159 and £189 for the 8GB and 16GB models respectively.
The Nook HD+, on the other hand, has a 9-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution display, which gives it a pixel density of 256 PPI, close to the iPad’s 264 PPI Retina display. The hardware is mostly similar to the smaller Nook HD but the Nook HD+ has a faster 1.5GHz OMAP4470 and is available in 16GB and 32GB for £229 and £269 respectively.