Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Review
0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2012, 07:09 posted on
With its rivals getting the head start, Barnes & Noble made sure to deliver some standout points with its latest 7-inch tablet offering in the NOOK HD. Not only does it follow the recipe in making it a convincing offering on paper, such as having a competitive price point right from the onset, but it even manages to go beyond its rivals with the highest resolution display to grace a 7-incher thus far...
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1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Good review, Heck! Nook HD is not available in India
2. ceepyou (Posts: 38; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
My wife loves her NOOK HD and is reading on it all the time. There are several pertinent news apps (even Flipboard) and with the screen brightness down she can get two days of usage.
On my 32GB NOOK HD+ (the 9" big brother) I have to say that this is a pretty darn good tablet. Is it as fast and fluid as my iPad 3. Certainly not but I was able to sell that and buy each of these and pocket some change so it is really hard to be unhappy with these tablets. Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, and Netflix are supported out of the box. There is a Revision 3 app for catching up on my nerd shows, and it has Dolphin web browser! Plus Quick Office pro is only $4.99 for it right now!
I also love the developer attention these are getting at XDA. Jellybean is in the primary stages of being ported over (only SD card at the moment). In a few months, I will have a daily driver 9" 32gb tablet with microSD card expansion and a 1920x1280 display and Android 4.2 for less than $300! Brilliant!
On both these devices, I highly recommend a matte screen protector as they don't seem to have much or any oleophobic coating on them. The screen is a finger print magnet without one.
Great review John. Now if PA could review the 9" HD+ we could then have a Kindle Fire HD vs NOOK HD vs Nexus 7 as well as a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs NOOK HD+ vs __________ comparison article.