Barnes & Noble is releasing out two latest versions of its Nook tablet with the glossy new hardware and a sharper HD screen. This move is heightening the already intensive competition between tablets, especially now that we are heading into the holiday season.
Previously, Barnes & Noble stated that its new Nook HD will be available in two different sizes. One tablet is a seven-inch screen (diagonally measured) at a price of $199 and another tab is the newest addition, a nine-inch diagonal screen referred as Nook HD+ at a price of $269.
Moreover, not only that the new HD screen feature of the tablet and a lighter body, but also it will increase its services such as permitting users to maintain various profiles, making it easier to search for titles in its magazine and book stores, and adding a rental service and video purchase.
The new Nook HD is actually an upgrade to the services and hardware offered by its recent tabs like Nook Color and Nook Tablet. The New York-based company is looking to balance off tough competition from online retailers like Amazon.com. Additionally, it will still continue to sell its Nook Simple Touch for $99, which is a smaller black-and-white e-reader, and a backlit Nook Simple Touch at $139. It runs with the Android 4.0 system of Google.