Barnes & Noble introduced their answer to the Kindle Fire HD and Galaxy Nexus 7. Their new reading tablet is called the Nook HD and Nook HD+. The Nook HD starts at the same price as the Kindle Fire HD, but it offers an even higher resolution screen, microSD storage, a faster processor, and a lighter weight.
The Nook HD also sweetens the experience with customizable individual profiles, which means that a family can configure custom desktops with different available books and apps. The Nook HD+ is a slightly bigger 9 inch screen, slightly bigger than the largest Kindle Fire offering, but still smaller than an iPad.
The Nook HD uses modified Android and is locked to the Barnes & Nobel app store, similar to the way the Kindle is locked to Amazon's app store.