It was back in September (2012) when the Nook Simple Touch and Paperwhite e-readers from Barnes & Noble reached the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The tablets are finally following suit.
It has been almost two months since the formal launch of the Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, a long time to go without international availability.
Fortunately, Barnes & Noble has finally finished whatever loose ends weren't letting it sell the two devices in the United Kingdom.
Of course, after releasing the B&N Nook Simple Touch and GlowLight E-Readers there, it would have been bizarre for the tablets to stay out of the country.
The Nook HD and HD+ cost between £159 and £269, depending on size and storage capacity.
More precisely, the Nook HD, measuring 7 inches in screen diagonal, comes in 8 GB (£159) and 16 GB (£189), while the Nook HD+, with its 9-inch screen, offer 16 GB (£229) or 32 GB (£269).
For those that don't remember, the prices in the United States / Europe are of $199 / 155-199 Euro for the 7-inch tablet, and $269 / 210-269 Euro for the 9-inch one. A full rundown of the specifications of both Android tablets is available here.
“Our new tablets offer the best quality reading and entertainment experiences, at the best price,” said Jamie Iannone, president of NOOK Media.
“With the highest resolution 7-inch display available in the UK, every book read, every movie watched, every game played is rendered in a digital quality unmatched by other tablets. Pre-orders have exceeded our expectations and we look forward to UK customers being able to experience these stunning new tablets.”
Citizens of the UK who agree with the words of the Nook president will have to visit stores like Argos, Sainsbury's and John Lewis if they want to make a purchase.