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B&N NOOK HD On Sale For $129, NOOK HD+ For $149

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    B&N NOOK HD on sale for $129, NOOK HD+ for $149 - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - June 9, 2013

    "Barnes & Noble is offering deep discounts on the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets this week. The company's latest 7 and 9 inch tablets normally sell for $199 and up, but right now you can buy a 7 inch model for $129 and up, and 9 inch models have prices starting at $149.

    Those are pretty great prices for Android tablets with high resolution displays, reasonably fast processors, and support for the Google Play Store, whether you plan to buy apps, books, or other content from the NOOK Shop or not.


    The discounts are available from a number of retailers, including:


    B&N
    Best Buy
    Target
    Walmart

    The deals are expected to run for at least a week. This isn't the first time B&N has marked down prices. The company ran the same sale a little over a month ago.


    B&N's NOOK HD is a 7 inch tablet with a 1440 x 900 pixel display, a 1.3 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual-core processor, and 8GB of storage or more.


    The NOOK HD+ is a 9 inch model with a 1920 x 1280 pixel display and a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual core processor and 16GB or more of storage.


    Both tablets run a custom version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Up until recently the tablet was tied tightly to the NOOK Shop for apps and eBooks, but the latest NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ software brings access to the Google Play Store. That means you can choose from hundreds of thousands of apps, and even install the Amazon Kindle or Kobo book store apps if you'd like."
     
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    I ended up picking one up after I saw it has pretty good developer support over at xda.

    Sent from my Nook HD+ using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
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    Barnes and Noble extend Nook HD and HD+ discount indefinitely - is this the end? - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by KT Bradford - June 17, 2013

    "Good news, bad news time. The good news is that if you missed out on the big Nook HD and Nook HD+ sale for Father's Day that had Barnes & Noble's tablets discounted to $129 and $149, respectively, there is still hope. Today B&N announced that they are extending that sale and did not give an end date. Hooray! Everyone loves an inexpensive tablet that isn't crappy, and the Nooks fit that bill. Between the solid design, good hardware, and access to the Google Play store these are two of the best low price tablets around.


    The Nook HD+ in particular is a really good buy since the 9-inch display has one of the highest resolutions around, is gorgeous, and is perfect for reading magazines and comic books and surfing Flipboard. The HDMI out dongle also turns it into a decent media steamer thanks to the access it gives to your Ultraviolet account, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and more. Not bad for $149.


    Now here comes the bad news. This extended sale is already making people murmur about whether or not this indicates a fire sale of a sort. Is Barnes & Noble clearing out inventory because they're about to shut down the hardware side of the business? Brad has written before about rumors surrounding a sale of Nook Media to Microsoft (yes, they denied the rumors) and what could be in the future - i.e. a focus on the apps themselves while shuttering the hardware business. Those of us who like the Nook tablets and eReaders and ecosystem (that would be me) would be very sad to see all of that go away.


    Perhaps not so sad that we won't go scoop up some inexpensive tablets while we have the opportunity.


    Even if this is nothing more than a clearance and a harbinger that a big change is coming to Nook, you should still buy the HD or HD+ if the tablets interest you. Worst case scenario is that down the line B&N stops offering support for them. If you're the type of person to root a device out of the box, anyway, that might not be as big a deal for you. That's not going to happen right away, at any rate. (Famous last words, I know. I'm tempting fate.)


    You can get the discounted Nooks via Barnes & Noble's website and physical stores or wherever the tablets are sold, such as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart."
     
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