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Barnes & Noble is about to bring out the Nook range, which includes competitors to Amazon Kindles and Kobo's devices, in the UK.
The US bookseller said back in August that the Nooks would be coming to the UK, but now it has announced pricing and release dates for the specific devices — pre-orders begin in late October, and in-store availability in late November.
The company has also revealed a strong range of retailers through which the e-readers and tablets will be sold, including Sainsbury's and Waitrose supermarkets, Currys and PC World electronics stores, Blackwell's and Foyles bookshops, and John Lewis.
The Nook HD (right) has a seven-inch screen and a 1440 x 900-pixel resolution. It is priced at £159, the same amount that Amazon is asking for the Kindle Fire HD, which has a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution and the same screen size (the Kobo Arc has the same resolution and size as well).
The 315g Nook HD is around 20 percent lighter than Amazon's rival, and slightly faster with a 1.3GHz dual-core processor to the Kindle Fire HD's 1.2GHz dual-core affair.
The Nook HD+ (left) has a nine-inch screen with a 1920x1280-pixel resolution. Priced at £229, it would be going head-to-head with the Kindle Fire 2 HD, which has an 8.9-inch screen and a near-identical resolution of 1920x1200 pixels — if Amazon were bringing out the Kindle Fire 2 HD in the UK, which it is not.
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