BOOKSELLER Barnes & Noble has slashed the prices of its Nook HD and Nook HD+ Android tablets, flogging them at cut-rate prices of £99 and £149, respectively.
While the Nook HD is now available at £99 for the 8GB version, down from £159, and the 16GB version for £129, down from £189, Barnes & Noble is also selling the 9in 16GB Nook HD+ tablet for £149 instead of £229 and the 32GB model for £179 as opposed to £269.
Barnes & Noble has said this sale is for a limited time only, as part of its partnership with the The Evening Standard's "Get London Reading" literacy initiative. The prices are meant to celebrate the programme's Get Reading Festival, which is hoped to "help make digital reading more affordable across the UK".
We're not sure how long the offer will be available, but the tablets will be available to buy online at the Nook store and at leading retailers across the country, such as Argos, Currys and PC World and John Lewis.
The Nook HD+ lines up against the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble said it is 20 percent lighter and 10mm narrower than its rival. It has a pixel density of 243ppi, 25 percent more pixels than the Kindle Fire HD, and weighs 25g less than the Google Nexus 7.
The Nook HD+ has a 9in antiglare screen with HD 1080p resolution, making it equally at home with magazines and books. It weighs 515g, making it light in its class, and has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and a pixel density of 256ppi.
The US bookseller has slashed the prices of its ereaders before as part of the Get Reading initiative. The firm has donated 1,000 of its Nook Simple Touch ereaders to Beanstalk, a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers in schools. µ