April 15, 2013

Nook

Last month Barnes & Noble ran a special promotion that gave Nook HD+ buyers a free Simple Touch e-reader. Now Walmart is offering up a Nook HD+ deal of their own. Walmart customers that purchase the 16GB ($269) or 32GB ($299) model of the Nook HD+ will now receive a $70 Walmart e-gift card for a limited time.

Is this a good deal? It depends on you really. If you are a regular Walmart shopper, it certainly could be. Essentially it’s like getting an 8.9-inch Android tablet for $200, or $229 for the 32GB version.

The downside is that the Nook HD+ doesn’t provide a “true” Android experience out of the box, using a custom skin and its own storefront instead of giving you full access to Android. For those that are looking for a good e-reader with a few extra perks, this is still a great deal. It also could be a bargain for those willing to go the extra mile and mod the device to do things it isn’t intended for, like running Google Play.

For those that would rather get the Nook HD+ directly through Barnes and Noble, B&N also is offering its own online offer right now that will give buyers a $50 credit towards the purchase of apps, book and movies.

What do you think of this new Walmart offer, is it enough to make you consider the Nook HD+ over other similarly sized devices like the Fire HD or a 10-inch Android tablet?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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