Nook HD and HD+ tablets see price drop

We reviewed the Nook HD some time back and found it a decent performer, but in a competitive sector of the market, the Nook HD and the HD+ model have found the going (like many) pretty tough. Maybe a price cut will help things along?

Back in May, both tablets got full access to the Google Play store for apps, making them a serious proposition in the tablet market. Back then, both tablets also had a price cut to tempt the punters in. Now a further price cut has pushed the entry price under the magical £100 mark.

Yes, apparently as part of a celebration of the Get Reading festival, which takes place on 13 July in Trafalgar Square, London, you can get a cheaper Nook tablet. The 7-inch Nook HD (8GB) will be £99, while the 9-inch Nook HD+ will start at £149 (16GB model). That price stands both online and in retail stores.

The company is emphasising that the deals are for a 'limited time', purely to encourage literacy as part of the Get Reading festival. Keen reader or not, the prices are certainly tempting if you happen to be in the market for a tablet.

Will they go back up? In theory they will. But it will be hard for Barnes & Noble to push in a price hike once the new price point is established. £99 is also a good place to be. Anything under £100 screams value.

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