Barnes & Noble and Amazon have an eery habit of releasing identically sized and priced tablets at the same time, and this time round, both are having a crack at a new, seldom-seen nine-inch form factor. Only B&N has deemed fi t to release its effort, the Nook HD+, in the UK however, giving it a unique spot in the market.
The software experience meanwhile is identical. Sadly, that means the HD+ falls down
at exactly the same hurdles as its little brother; volume from the internal speakers is poor;
there are no cameras to be found; the number of apps is paltry; the OMAP 4470 dual-core
1.5GHz processor can’t stop the lag. If anything, it’s worse here, with slow, sticky browser
performance and seconds between tap and homescreen refreshes and animations.
The build quality’s a matter of taste too. While the size feels just right for watching video
and browsing the web, why B&N has drilled a hole into the side of the slate is anyone’s
guess. Still, at least the fi rm plastic frame feels like it could take being used/bashed by
a small child - and with its excellent account handling for parents, that may count for
something at least.
Source.What Mobile February.2013