Nook HD Stories September 4, 2013

Nook HD and HD+ clearance sale in UK, from £79

If you’re in the UK and have been considering a Nook, it looks like now is the time to buy: Barnes & Noble has cut prices again “while stocks last.”

Prices of the 7-inch Nook HD have been cut by £20, with the 8GB model down to £79 and the 16GB version at £99. The 9-inch HD+ sees a £30 drop to £129 for the 16GB and £149 for the 32GB.

9to5Toys recently had the 16GB HD+ for $110 shipped, but this has now sold out.

The Nook line has always been a loss-maker for Barnes & Noble, and the company said back in June that it was quitting the hardware business. The company then announced a change of plan after new CEO Michael Huseby was installed (not the first time the company has done a U-turn), though it’s not yet known whether the new Nook device expected later this year will be a dedicated ebook reader or another Android tablet.

Nook HD Stories May 3, 2013

Nook HD and HD+ owners will now be able to download content from Google Play after Barnes & Noble reversed its previous position of limiting app downloads to its own service (via Engadget).

Barnes & Noble had previous justified its locked-down approach on the basis of quality-control. The new policy allows Nook owners to download not just apps but also books, magazines and movies from Google Play … expand full story

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