It was only a week ago that Barnes & Noble announced that it would no longer produce its Nook tablet line in-house, going on to say that the current Nook HD and Nook HD+ would continue to be sold until stock runs out. The company now looks to be moving things along, with both tablets seeing a price cut here in the UK “for a limited time only”.
Starting from today, Barnes & Noble has dropped the price of the 7-inch 8GB Nook HD to £99, while the 16GB version will fetch £129. Meanwhile, the 9-inch 16GB Nook HD+ will go for £149, with the 32GB model bumping the price up to £179. That’s a nice reduction across the board, especially given the specs you’re getting for the price.
The Nook HD features a 7-inch 1440×900 display, along with a TI OMAP4470 dual-core processor clocked at 1.3Ghz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for further storage expansion. The Nook HD+ takes things one step further with a 9-inch 1920×1280 display, the same OMAP processor clocked at 1.5Ghz, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
Best of all, the tablets seem to have an active development community on xda-developers. If you’re not content with the stock software, you could always try your hand at installing CyanogenMod or a similar ROM. Even if you don’t want to meddle with such things, it’s hard to argue with the newly reduced pricing. You can order the two models right now from uk.nook.com, with other retailers also expected to drop the prices shortly.