Nook HD and Nook HD+ land in UK as Kindle Fire rivals

Barnes and Noble's own tablet hits UK stores

Nook HD and Nook HD  land in UK as Kindle Fire rivals

You can now pick up Barnes & Noble's own budget tablet propositions from UK stores, with the 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+ taking the fight to the lower end of the market.

The Nook HD weighs in at £159 for the 8GB model and £189 for the 16GB version and features a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch 1440 x 900 display and expandable storage via microSD slot. Colour options include romantically-titled 'smoke' (grey) and 'snow' (white).

The Nook HD+ is the larger of the two models, coming with a 9-inch screen and weighing 515g in the hand, compared to its younger sibling's 315g. The HD+ boasts a Full HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and, again, expandable memory through microSD slot.

Nooks and books

The Nook HD+ is pre-packed with more storage than the Nook HD, with models coming in 16GB (£229) and 32GB (£269) varieties.

Both Nooks come with Bluetooth and WiFi, as well as integrated access to B&N's online Nook Store where you can download a host of books, newspapers and magazines.

The Nook Video store will also be available from December, giving owners access to films and TV shows.

You can pick up a Nook HD or Nook HD+ in store and online from selected retailers.