So how do we all like the new Nook HD & HD+.
Still no word on software or access to android apps, but the screen specs are to die for...
see http://mailing.eletters.whatsnewnow.com/t/231114/5227334/7445/2/ for first look by pc mag
They both look like good hardware. I know they are aiming the HD+ at digital magazine subscribers, but the HD+ looks especially tempting for reading comics and manga ~ indeed, reading single page portrait, a manga page from a normal B5 tankoubon volume would 100%+ zoom. And the HD+ supports 1080p native resolution.
No Adobe Flash video, though, that's a big hurdle for me. We are a long way away from the "HTML5 video everywhere" still, and so while m.Youtube might work, a lot of other sites won't. And the odds are high that sites that deal with that by posting links to apps will have Apple first, Google Play second, and possibly Amazon third ... but not Nook apps. So that's an issue.
Responding to Captain Guy (not to The Flash).
1) Very impressed by the screen on these. The resolution and pixel density are both super impressive.
2) Even more impressed by the price of the Nook HD+.
3) They seem they will be very light.
4) Not sure about the design of the Nook HD. Nook HD+ I like.
5) 1 GB Ram is good for Nook HD. Nook HD+ - perhaps a version with 2 GB ram would be good. That screen is going to take up a lot of processor speed and memory.
6) Same on processor. Would have liked the 1.5 GHZ clocked processor for Nook HD and a faster processor for Nook HD+ (and a higher end one).
For the price, can't complain.
7) Lots and lots of people seem very impressed by the multiple accounts feature. After thinking about it more, it does seem it'd be very useful.
I really didn't expect Nook HD and Nook HD+ to be so competitive. They are really very very good.
8) Expansion to UK is good too. More volume = lower prices, more apps.