Not wanting to get left behind, Barnes & Noble on Wednesday announced two new tablets: the 7-inch Nook HD and the 9-inch NOOK HD+.
The two tablets are playing catch-up to Apple, Google and, most notably, Amazon, which just this month announced its own set of new tablets.
The new Nook HD features a 7-inch screen with a higher resolution than its competitors at 1,440 by 900 pixels. Barnes & Noble said the Nook HD also weighs just 315 grams, or 11 ounces, has a 1.3Ghz dual-core processor and is available starting at $199 for an 8 GB model and $229 for a 16 GB version.
The Nook HD+ plays in the higher-end tablet market and boasts a 9-inch 1,920 by 1,280 pixel screen with a 256 pixel per inch density. It weighs 515 grams, or about 18 ounces, has a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and starts at $269 for 16 GB and $299 for 32 GB.