US book chain Barnes & Noble plans to launch a new Nook tablets alongside it you readers in United Kingdom this year. This is the 1st I’ve ever heard of Nook tablets however I’m quite intrigued at the product being just over 300 g and being the lightest advice of its kind. They will compete against products from Amazon, Sony and others.
B&N also boasts that it is smaller tablet which has a 17.8 cm screen and offers a high definition experience. As I mentioned, in the United Kingdom the brand is not well-known however the firm has secured distribution deals with some of the countries leading retailers.
While B&N and Amazon have decided to enter the United Kingdom’s target market at the same period of time, they are pursuing different strategies. So while B&N will offer a 9 inch called Nook HD+ in November in the UK, Amazon has opted to limit sales of its 8.9 inch Kindle fire HD to US for the time being.
This may help them in the larger screen tablet market, Nook HD+ is £100 cheaper than the Apple’s 9.7 inch iPad 2 and is £70 below Samsung’s 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab2. Competition is going to be fierce within the category of 7 inches, whether basic £159 Nook HD will feature a gigabyte of storage, will compete with offerings from Amazon and Kobo.
The tablet seems to be a good starting point for the company, especially as they are not known in the United Kingdom, weighing just over 300 g seem sick of the device a good standout, especially the device being HD. What do you think about this device? Pretty good in my view, let me know in the comments below.