The retailer fired direct shots at Amazon (AMZN) in the press release, as both companies compete for the low-end of the tablet market. "With the combination of the highest resolution screen, lightest weight and expansive access to content rendered in a digital quality never before seen, NOOK HD is the world's best 7-inch media tablet," remarked CEO William J. Lynch.
The new NOOKs will be available for pre-order online and in stores starting today. The devices will be shipping in late October and arrive in stores in early November.
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