It’s Official: Nook Tablets Are Now Ridiculously Cheap
Originally posted By Harry McCracken, as published on Time.com.
In May, Barnes & Noble rolled out a software update that allows Nook HD and HD+ users to use Google’s standard Android apps and buy new software and content from the Google Play store, knocking down the walled garden that forced you to buy books, magazines and other content from B&N.
And now the bookselling behemoth is extending a Father’s Day special — it’s still a “limited time” offer, though with no specified end — that leaves the Nook HD and HD+ with prices that are ridiculously cheap even for cheap tablets. The 7-inch Nook HD, normally $199, is now $129; the 9-inch Nook HD+ has plummeted from $269 to $149.
Wow, this is a great bargain! I was looking at these recently and thought they were fantastic pieces of hardware, but didn’t care for the B&N Nook app. Now that they opened up to the Amazon Play store, these would be great to snap up as backup tablets. If I had the money, I would grab one or two.