Barnes & Noble has announced a pair of new tablets called the Nook HD and the Nook HD+. The Nook HD has a seven-inch screen and the Nook HD+ has a nine-inch screen. The seven-inch unit has a resolution of 1440 x 900, and Barnes & Noble claims that is the highest resolution of any seven-inch tablet device on the market.
I think we all knew when the Kindle Fire tablet went official and made such a big splash on the market there would be more tablets coming that were similar. Barnes & Noble has been trying to steal some of the market that Amazon has grabbed with its Nook line of eReaders for a while.
Patent suits are a very common annoyance in the tech world. Back in 2009, Spring Design filed suit against Barnes & Noble after B&N trotted out the Nook eReader with a similar dual-screen design. The Nook sells very well for B&N so they were fighting the suit with all they could.
I wanted an eReader really badly until I got my iPad. I like to read in spurts. I will go months where I read a book each week and then I will lose interest and not read for a month or so – and I find trips to the book store to be annoying.