The Nook HD/HD+ line of tablets was once a popular choice for those looking for an affordable alternative to the more expensive iPad. However, Barnes and Noble announced in its 2013 Fiscal Year-End Report that the Nook HD/HD+ line would be discontinued due to financial losses.
The Nook HD/HD+ line was first released in 2012 and featured a 7-inch and 9-inch display, respectively. It was designed to be a budget-friendly alternative to the iPad, with a price tag of around $199. The Nook HD/HD+ also featured a variety of apps and games, as well as access to Barnes and Noble’s vast library of books.
Despite its low price tag, the Nook HD/HD+ failed to gain traction in the market. Barnes and Noble’s decision to discontinue the line was likely due to the fact that the Nook HD/HD+ was unable to compete with the iPad in terms of features and performance.
In addition, Barnes and Noble faced stiff competition from other tablet manufacturers such as Amazon, which released its own line of tablets in 2012. Amazon’s tablets were more powerful and featured more features than the Nook HD/HD+, making them a more attractive option for consumers.
Despite the discontinuation of the Nook HD/HD+ line, Barnes and Noble still offers a variety of other tablets, including the Nook GlowLight Plus and the Nook Tablet 7. These tablets are more powerful than the Nook HD/HD+ and feature a variety of apps and games.
The discontinuation of the Nook HD/HD+ line was a disappointment for many, but it was ultimately a necessary decision for Barnes and Noble. The company had to make a tough decision in order to stay competitive in the tablet market.