Two days ago, Barnes & Noble dropped a bomb by announcing full Google Play integration for its Nook HD and HD+ tablets. Now, it's looking to move even more units than before by offering a killer Mothers' Day deal for the next week: the Nook HD will be $150, and the HD+ $180 for the base storage options. That's a killer deal.


For those who may not be familiar with the Nook HD lineup, here's a quick look at what each has to offer:

Nook HD
  • 7-inch 1440x900 display (243 PPI)
  • 1.5Ghz dual-core TI OMAP4470 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage (16GB version available), microSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • microUSB, microHDMI
  • Based on Android 4.0
Nook HD+
  • 9-inch 1920x1080 display (256 PPI)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP4470 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage (32GB version available), microSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • microUSB, microHDMI
  • Based on Android 4.0

This deal is good from now until Mothers' Day (May 12th), so if you're looking for a tablet that won't break the bank (for you or mom!), this one's hard to pass up. Head to the source link to buy.

[Barnes & Noble]

Barnes & Noble Announces Special Mother’s Day Offer: NOOK® HD Starting at Only $149 and NOOK® HD+ Starting at Just $179

Best Prices Ever for One Week Only on Amazing Reading and Entertainment Tablets Now with Google Play, Over 700,000 Android Apps and Games, Millions of Songs, Movies, TV Shows and More

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its best prices ever for the acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ in celebration of Mother’s Day and the recent addition of the popular Google Play digital content experience on the lightweight 7- and 9-inch high definition tablets. Through Mother’s Day, May 12, NOOK HD is available at the amazing price of $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB), and NOOK HD+ is offered at the spectacular value of $179 (16GB) and $209 (32GB) at Barnes & Noble bookstores and on NOOK.com. NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are also available through other leading retailers.

On Friday, the company announced it was expanding its extensive catalog of reading and entertainment with Google Play on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. Now customers can enjoy the best in reading and entertainment with access to one of the world’s largest digital reading content catalogs, with more than 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, plus popular Google services like the Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps.

“In recognition that the best gift for Mother’s Day is now even better, we’re proud to offer this special limited-time offer for our award-winning 7- and 9-inch tablets,” said Jamie Iannone, president of NOOK Media. “NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are not only beautifully designed, lightweight devices with stunning displays, they now offer customers the most reading and entertainment content we’ve ever offered, at the best prices ever.”

NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ Features

More than 700,000 Android Apps and Games: Choose from more than 700,000 great apps all ready to enjoy right away. The NOOK Store continues to feature a wide selection of thousands of high-quality NOOK Apps tailored for the devices.

Millions of songs: The addition of Google Play Music lets customers browse millions of songs, discover new artists and fill NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ with favorite tracks to enjoy anytime.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows, including new releases, the latest episodes, award-winning films and past seasons from favorite TV series. Stream movies and TV shows to watch instantly on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ or make them available offline to watch later, even when not connected to Wi-Fi.

The Very Best in Reading: The NOOK Store offers more than 3 million books, including more than 1 million free titles, as well as thousands of magazines and newspapers in spectacular HD each available for a 14-day free trial. Browse favorite catalogs like never before.

Fast Web Browsing: Enjoyfast start up and page loading and an unlimited number of tabs open at once with the new Chrome browser.

Great Google Services: Customers will have instant access to Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps, now built in to NOOK HD or NOOK HD+. Sync calendars across multiple devices and check email from any account including Exchange, Yahoo! and Hotmail.

Additional great tablet features include:

  • Stunning HD Displays: Crisp text and beautiful graphics make books and magazines stunning to read and movies a joy to watch.
  • Light and Portable: Weighing in at only 11.1 ounces and 18.2 ounces respectively, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are light and easy to hold for hours of enjoyment.
  • NOOK Profiles: A personalized experience instantly transforms the device in hand to any family member’s very own tablet so only they can see their own content.
  • NOOK Channels: This pioneering recommendation system provides an easy way to discover new titles by theme.
  • The ability to sync the last page read on any NOOK Book across NOOK devices and apps so customers don’t lose their place.
  • Expandable memory on the devices and free unlimited NOOK Cloud storage for all NOOK content.
  • Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes for a customized reading experience.
  • Powerful dual-core processors and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Google Play and the other Google services are available to all new and existing NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ customers at no cost through an automatic over-the-air update currently underway. More information on the major new software update is available at www.NOOK.com/support. For more information on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, or any of NOOK’s innovative products and devices, customers can visit www.nook.com or www.nook.co.uk.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • atlouiedog

    Two years ago I got my mom an original 7" Galaxy Tab because they hit $200 for the 3G version in a sale. It was an insane deal at the time and the Android tablet market was in a much different place back then. There was no Nexus or even Kindle Fire yet. That thing is now really showing its age, even though it's mainly just a Kindle and Angry Birds device. I think she might also like to step up to a larger tablet.

    I've been looking at tablets for her lately but wasn't even going to look at a Nook until they made that Google Play integration announcement a few days ago. Now with this deal I think I'll take a walk to my local store and play around with one.

    • sri_tech

      Play around?
      I would have bought 2 9inchers if they are available in my country :(

  • fanoush

    Sadly they don't have microusb and microhdmi.

    • Jay P

      What spec sheet are you reading? It clearly says in the article that they use MicroUSB and also have MicroHDMI ports.

      • fanoush

        The article is wrong. It is clearly written on B&N site then they have 30 pin connector. Also I am typing this from my HD+

        • Jon Langevin

          It supports HDMI, via a dongle adapter. Article should reflect that, but it's good the tablet supports HDMI output, as not all budget tablets/phones do.

  • lewi8085

    This is an amazing deal. I have the HD+ and love it. Its even better now with access to the google play store.

    • George Cremeans

      VeryGreen has been updating the 10.1 rom again on XDA too, this device is golden for awhile.

  • disk Latvia

    Its not worth getting the HD version just for 13 more ppi , maybe if it had a quad core CPU it would

    • George Cremeans

      Wat? The HD+ is a 9" tablet, the HD is a 7" tablet.

  • cramleir

    I got an hd+ over the weekend, and it has truly exceeded my expectations. Very slick.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Yesterday at Walmart (before I knew B&N was putting them on sale), I bought the 16GB HD+ for $200, and got a $20 gift card (so almost like getting it for $180). The 32GB was still its regular price. The local Walmart ad says the sale runs May 5 - May 11, though I don't know if the deal is for all Walmarts or not. FWIW, the news about the Google Play Store was a big factor in jumping on the deal.