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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD vs HTC Flyer Wi-Fi

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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Remove phone

Posted: 26 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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HTC Flyer Wi-Fi Remove phone

Posted: 24 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (3.2, 2.3.3) 
Dimensions7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches (194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm)7.70 x 4.80 x 0.52 inches (196 x 122 x 13 mm) 
Weight11.11 oz (315 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
14.80 oz (420 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1440 x 900 pixels1024 x 600 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

243 ppi170 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCD  
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera 1.3 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

TI OMAP4470Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Single core, 1500 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHzAdreno 205 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage5 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 61.2 days (1470 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
 
Capacity 4000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, SRS TruMedia  
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebookFacebook 
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
HDMIYesYes 
Other DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
Other Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced26 Sep 201215 Feb 2011 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter  
MSRP price$ 199  

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