Barnes & Noble announced a new line of tablet devices Tuesday that are poised to rival Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet line, the Google Nexus 7, and the widely expected iPad mini slated for later this year. The 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+ feature an all-new design and start at US$199 and $269, respectively.
I am not sure what the raisin to be is for the customers of these, when we already have the iPad, the Kindle Fires, the Nexus, etc. Especially the first two have much more content to offer.
But competition is good for customers, and it seems they have done good with the hardware (very high screen resolution for example) and the pricing (actually beating the large Kindle Fire).
And they are very soon available in the UK too (via Dixon and PC World).