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Barnes & Noble Nook HD Hands-On! (Video)

Earlier this morning (1a.m. EST), we published our hands-on photos of the Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+, the company’s brand new eReader tablets. We figured you might have been sleeping, however, so we saved our hands-on videos for now. In this one, I take you through the 7-inch Nook HD briefly. It’s an amazing tablet with an insanely crisp display – the sharpest on the market, according to Barnes & Noble.

I’m drop dead in love with the Nook HD, I think it’s the next tablet for me. I haven’t seen the final software yet, but the body is amazing; the tablet is super light and very sturdy. It has a nice rubber grip around the bezel to prevent fingerprints, it provides multiple user accounts so that my fiance and I can share the same tablet, offers customizable home screens, and has a brand-new recommendation engine that recommends books based on my tastes – not just on what others have bought. Perfect example: If I like the Great Gatsby, it won’t recommend other books that people purchased because, ultimately, it’s probably on every high school reading list out there.

The 7-inch Nook HD is available for pre-order now and will ship by the end of this month, or in early November. We’ll be bringing you our full review as soon as possible, but I can already tell this is going to take the cake on the Kindle Fire HD.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...