Barnes & Noble has come a long way in the tablet world but the company’s Nook family of e-readers and tablets is trailing behind Amazon’s Kindles. Still, B&N might have some aces up its sleeve, the latest being an extension of its partnership with Walmart.
The retailer, who’s recently stopped selling Kindles altogether, has just put the Nook HD and HD+ up for grabs online and in brick and mortar stores. It’s safe to assume that this will considerably boost B&N sales during the remainder of the holiday season but will this be enough to catch up with Amazon? We don’t think so.
Walmart is of course not doing any unexpected favors for anybody, so the 7-inch Nook HD goes for the standard $199 with 8 GB of internal memory and $229 with double the storage. As for the 9-inch HD+, that’s $269 in its 16 GB variation and $299, with 32 GB of memory. All four models have free shipping included if you buy them online, though you might have to wait until Christmas Eve to receive them on your doorsteps.