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Nook HD and HD+ Tablets are ready to compete with Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD

Barnes and Noble Nook HD and HD PlusAs a proud owner of the Nook Color, I was quite excited when I heard that Barnes and Noble was coming out with a new Nook HD tablet. It’s very obviously an attempt to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, but I was excited to see what it was going to offer anyway. There are two new tablets from Barnes & Noble that we’re going to be taking a look at below: the Nook HD and HD+.

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Barnes & Noble’s Nook E-Readers will feature NFC soon

Nook ColorBarnes & Noble’s CEO William Lynch announced that the company will be adding NFC ( near-field communication) to their Nook e-reader platforms.

He also put some more icing on the cake by announcing that B&N is dry as a bone because the Barns & Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight has sold out. This sure has eyes bugging out across the tech and book world as Lynch goes on to say what other goodies the NFC chips will do with their Nook e-readers.

William Lynch says they’ll be embedding the NFC chips into their books. Barnes & Noble will work with the publishers to have the chips embedded into the hardcover versions that includes the editorial reviews.

You’ll be able to go to any Barnes & Noble and use your device on any of their books and pics and more to get information about the products. That’s like shopping with an extra kick. You can waltz around the store and get more info on the books and products which should be entertaining in itself.

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Is Nook Tablet better than the Kindle Fire?

Nook TabletThe Nook Tablet looks pretty much the same as the Nook Color. The black border has been grayed out, but that is about it. When comparing the Kindle Fire to the Nook Tablet, the Kindle Fire appears to be designed for monks – it is so plain. There is the hook on the side that mystifies some, but you should grab hold of it if the tablet starts to fly off your lap when someone bumps you. Or you could tether it to your belt.

The Tablet is much lighter than the Color, but it is a better feeling, without cheaping the touch. While the thickness is the same, the weight shed was 0.11 pounds. It is also 0.03 pounds lighter than the Fire. The Fire is smaller, though. Despite the size, though, the Tablet’s rubber backing made for a comfortable ride.

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Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet is ready to fight with Kindle Fire

Barnes and Noble Nook TabletThe new Kindle Fire has been the biggest buzz on the market ever since its announcement few time ago. When it was released, Barnes & Noble’s stock dropped significantly and suddenly the Nook Color was not the fanciest new toy around. With its affordable prices, nifty accessories, and ability to do superior tablet reading and much more, the Kindle Fire took front stage, sadly leaving the Nook Color far behind. Obviously feeling the significant effects of the “Fire”, Barnes & Noble quickly got down to business and began developing a new Nook! Here at It’s a Gadget  we have got all the dirty details on this fantastic new device!

To combat their rivals Barnes & Noble is releasing the new Nook Tablet on November 18th; just in time to place itself at the top of people’s wish list for the holidays! So what nifty new specs can devout e-readers expect to see with this new Nook Tablet? Lets find out!

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Nook Color will be available from November 19 at $249

Nook ColorIt looks like the competition of eBook readers is getting tougher. And Barnes & Noble is trying to get one step ahead of Amazon by a bold approach: Nook Color.

Some would call it a poor man’s tablet PC or some would call a rich eBook reader but it must impress you with the first look. It has many more options than a simple eBook reader. Run by Android OS it features a 7-inch capacitive VividView touchscreen which will make it a better alternative to Kindle. The color contents like magazine or photo books have found a new place to show up with a screen capable of viewing 16 million colors. It has an internal memory of 8 GB which can be expanded with up to 32 GB with microSD memory cards.

The brain of this eBook is an ARM Cortex A8 (800MHz) processor which will let you do many things like playing AAC and MP3 songs (with 3.5 mm headphone jack or built in speaker), playing MP4 format videos, listening to online radio, editing Microsoft Office files with Quick Office software (doc, ppt, txt, xls, docx and many more formats) and also playing games like Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Chess, etc.

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