Barnes & Noble Enters Tablet Tussle
On Tuesday, when Barnes & Noble announced plans for a Nook-based video store, analysts noted that the existing Nook didn’t support video. Solving that problem, B&N on Wednesday unveiled two new, video-friendly tablets: Nook HD and Nook HD+. “If you’re getting a sense of deja vu [regarding the news], it might be because you followed the Amazon event … a few weeks ago, at which the company unveiled its own, new, HD display, seven- and nine-inch tablets,” AllThingsD notes. The Nook HD is a seven-inch tablet, and is expected to retail for $199, while the Nook HD+ is a larger, nine-inch device, and should set consumers back $299.