I’m excited to introduce NOOK Blog readers to the two newest tablets in the NOOK Family: NOOK HD and NOOK HD+.


NOOK HD is the lightest and highest resolution 7” HD tablet ever. Not to be outdone, NOOK HD+ is the lightest Full HD tablet ever, with a brilliant 9” HD display that magazine and movie lovers will adore.


NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ were specifically designed to make reading and entertainment as good as it can be. With crisp text, breathtaking images and life-like graphics, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ let you enjoy books, magazines, movies, TV shows and apps like never before.


NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are also the first tablets ever designed for both personal use and the whole family to share. It’s like having multiple tablets in one! Individual profiles instantly personalize your NOOK for each member of the family so that everyone can enjoy their very own library.


Our newly expanded NOOK Store offers more than three million books, magazines, newspapers, comics and kids’ books – with over 1 million titles free.  We’ve also got all the top apps, including an unbeatable selection of learning apps for kids. And only The NOOK Store provides helpful age recommendations for parents and lets you browse by subject area to find the perfect app for your child.


With our brand new NOOK Video Store and NOOK Catalog content, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer incredible reading and entertainment like never seen before.


Starting at only $199 for NOOK HD and $269 for NOOK HD+, both products deliver an amazing value, with no annoying ads and a power cord included.


Both are available for pre-order at and Barnes & Noble stores for you to enjoy beginning in early November.


Learn all about them here.


by ann429 on ‎09-26-2012 08:27 AM

Never fails - just when I upgrade to the new one - another new one comes out.  Dang

by theDagda on ‎09-26-2012 08:29 AM

Parental Controls.  Thank you, Barnes and Noble, for give parents a tool they have been asking for.

User Profiles.  Thank you again, for giving families a tool they have been asking for.

Thank you for listening to your customers!


by mawmawj on ‎09-26-2012 08:35 AM

I have a Nook tablet now. Adore it! I don't have small children, it's just me, hubby and dogs. Is this right for me? How would I benefit from an upgrade? I'm always tempted. Looking forward to comments from owners.


by mammaslots on ‎09-26-2012 08:38 AM

Does anyone know if B&N has a trade in program?

by alvb on ‎09-26-2012 08:44 AM

Will there be a keyboard available for it? I've been wanting a 9" tablet and this is perfect!

by thegreyelf on ‎09-26-2012 08:48 AM

I'm just curious when they're going to wake up and grant access to the Google Play store. I gave away my NookColor and bought an Asus Transformer Prime because I was tired of the crap offerings the Nook App store has, not the least of which included charging for apps that are free everywhere else, and a severe lack of good productivity apps. That being said, the HD+ looks like an incredibly attractive option for a rooted tablet, with the ultraviolet inclusion.

by prr929 on ‎09-26-2012 08:59 AM

Love my Nexus 7 and can read all my Nook  content on it :smileywink:

by NYABUD on ‎09-26-2012 09:02 AM

Will the charging cord be improved?  It is very fragile and I've had to replace several.  I plug in and out two to three times per day because of heavy use.  Reading, games, email, facebook....Hate the charger.

by Musicbear on ‎09-26-2012 09:07 AM

Will the older nooks get the upgrade in the OS?

by NCkayaker on ‎09-26-2012 09:18 AM

My question exactly --- I hear Kindle offers a trade-in program for upgrading -- will Barnes & Noble institute such a program???  I have three Nooks - a basic 1st generation reader, an original Nook Color, and the Nook touch.  I am always concerned with the battery life of the Nook Color as that is the one used the most and the battery is not replaceable!

by Nookie_Crazy on ‎09-26-2012 09:45 AM

What would REALLY  be nice is if B&N would come out with a Nook that doesn't require USB transfer of books from the computer to the Nook. Kindle Fire requires no such transfer as don't many other Android devices.  I love my Nook Color, but when I upgrade to something new, it will be to something that allows a wireless download from the public library.

That would be the single thing, in my mind, that would allow Nook to compete w/Kindle!

by Eric77TA on ‎09-26-2012 10:01 AM

Nookie_Crazy - the NOOK Color does have WiFi.  You should be able to download books wirelessly anywhere that a WiFi connecstion is available if you don't have one at your office or home Starbucks, McDonald's and Barnes & Noble all have free WiFi as well as many other chains.  So, while the NOOK doesn't have the cellular connectivity that some Kindles offer, there are options vs. transferring via USB.  We've never hooked my wife's NOOK Tablet up to a computer.

by cdeen on ‎09-26-2012 10:43 AM

I have the very first Nook, I love it and use it all the time.  However I wont upgrade to a new Nook because of the prices of the Nook books now. A new release was $19.99 and the hardcover was $21!  Sorry B+N, you have lost a customer.  I am upgrading to an Ipad and switching to Amazon for my books.  I can't support B+N with any of my business with the outrageous price increase for Nook Books. Very dissapointed.

by megs2kool on ‎09-26-2012 10:47 AM

I would love to know if B&N will ever come out with a trade-in program. I have a Nook Color and a regular black & white Nook, and I adore them both, but I would love to trade in the B&W one for one with the Glow-Light. I really don't need 3 of them! Come on, B&N, make us happy and let us trade in old Nooks to upgrade to the newer ones!

by Heatherdu on ‎09-26-2012 10:51 AM

I would like to know if some of the new features like Profiles for Parental Contols will be in updates for the Color and Tablet.  That would be terrific!