Barnes & Noble NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ Now on Sale in the UK

  Barnes & Noble NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ Now on Sale in the UK

  NOOK HD, Ultra-Light, Highest-Resolution* 7-Inch HD Tablet, and NOOK HD+,
Lightest and Lowest Priced Full HD 9-Inch** Tablet Now Available in the United

        In-Store at High Street Retailers and Online at

     Starting at Just £159 for NOOK HD and £229 for NOOK HD+ with No Ads

Business Wire

LONDON -- November 22, 2012

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced today
that NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are now available to purchase in the UK. NOOK HD
features the highest resolution 7-inch display and the 9-inch NOOK HD+ is more
than 20 percent lighter and nearly half the cost of the leading full-size

NOOK(R) HD+ (Photo: Business Wire)

NOOK(R) HD+ (Photo: Business Wire)

Customers across the UK will now be able to experience this first-hand in top
high street retailers, and the tablets will start arriving throughout the week
to customers who pre-ordered the devices online. The tablets are arriving on
shelves in John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Blackwell’s
and Foyles and they are also available to purchase through

Both tablets feature must-see displays for superior reading and entertainment
and NOOK Profiles™, a unique feature that creates an instantly personalised
tablet experience for each family member. Both NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer
access to the NOOK Store’s 2.5 million books; a large selection of magazines
and apps; and NOOK Video™, a broad collection of popular films and TV shows
available for purchase or rental, which will be launched early December.

Jamie Iannone, President of NOOK Media, said: “Our new tablets offer the best
quality reading and entertainment experiences, at the best price. With the
highest resolution 7-inch display available in the UK, every book read, every
movie watched, every game played is rendered in a digital quality unmatched by
other tablets. Pre-orders have exceeded our expectations and we look forward
to UK customers being able to experience these stunning new tablets.”

With an unmatched high-definition 7-inch display, reading and entertainment
content looks better than ever, and is easily portable as the NOOK HD is
extremely light. At only 315g and just 5-inches (127mm) wide, it fits
beautifully in the hand and is more than 20 percent lighter and a centimeter
narrower than Kindle Fire HD. Its dual-core 1.3GHz high-speed processor makes
it highly responsive, smooth and faster than Kindle Fire HD for a nimble
overall experience that is 80 percent faster when it comes to graphics
processing for smoother, faster animations, renderings, apps experience and
more. This exceptional 7-inch tablet is available in two colours: ‘Snow’ and
‘Smoke.’ Starting at just £159 for an 8GB model and only £189 for a 16GB
version, both feature expandable microSD memory storage and extra-long battery

For those who want to enjoy reading and entertainment on a larger scale, NOOK
HD+ offers a full HD 9-inch display for up to 1080p for movies, magazines and
more. The fully-laminated display reduces glare and provides excellent viewing
angles – perfect for personal or shared viewing. At only 515g, NOOK HD+ is the
lightest full HD 9-inch** tablet ever invented. It is power-packed by a 1.5GHz
dual-core processor for a fast, smooth customer experience, whether web
browsing; reading books and magazines; watching videos; using apps or checking
email.Offered in the colour ‘Slate,’ it has great battery life and expandable
memory for even more storage. NOOK HD+ is available for 16GB for £229 and 32GB
for £269, two amazing prices for a brilliant, super-light 9-inch full HD

Both NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer a range of new features in addition to access
to an expansive collection of content:

  *NOOK Profiles: A personalised experience that instantly transforms the
    device into any family member’s very own tablet. Adults can use personal
    passwords to easily protect and access their books, magazines, videos,
    apps and their personal email accounts, while their children can dive into
    digital picture books, educational apps and kid-friendly videos.
  *NOOK Newsstand™: An expansive collection of magazines and newspapers
    available by subscription and single copies. The NOOK Magazine experience
    adds a visual table of contents to view thumbnails of the entire magazine
    and super-fast, 3D-like page turns. ArticleView™ lets the reader focus
    only on the text, customised to their needs, and NOOK Scrapbook™ allows
    readers to virtually clip pages of interest and save them in customised
    digital scrapbooks.
  *NOOK Apps™:Customers will find all the most popular and bestselling top
    100 app titles including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, Words
    with Friends and many more, all optimised for the stunning displays. The
    NOOK Store provides helpful age recommendations for parents, can be
    browsed by subject area, and has the broadest and the most curated app
    collection of children’s educational apps on any Android store.
  *NOOK Channels™: A new shopping experience that allows customers to easily
    shop by department or explore Channels based on personal interest to
    discover great new content.
  *NOOK Books™: In one of the world’s largest digital bookstores, find more
    than 2.5 million books, including interactive children’s picture books;
    comic books and graphic novels; picture-perfect art, photography, travel
    guides; and cookbook titles.
  *Other Must-have Tablet Features:

       *Top-end processors make the newly-designed browser fast, simple and
         smooth to surf favourite sites with a tap, pinch and zoom.
       *A built-in email app offers new features in an easy-to-use, clean
         format that supports a host of popular personal and work-related
         email services including Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync.

UK residents wishing to learn more about NOOK can visit, as
well as and

Barnes & Noble conducts its commercial European operations through its
Luxembourg entityBarnes & NobleS.à r.l.

*NOOK HD contains 243 pixels per square inch. The greater number of pixels per
square inch means a substantially higher screen quality.

**NOOK HD+ weighs 515 grams and has a resolution of 256 ppi. Full HD (or Full
High Definition) provides a resolution that is higher quality than that of HD
(or High Definition) and substantially higher quality than that of SD (or
standard definition).

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, ( Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK^® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store™ (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
667 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & is ranked the
number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and
video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet
by visiting the company's corporate website:

NOOK^®, NOOK Store™, NOOK Video™, NOOK Video Apps™ are trademarks of Barnes &
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About NOOK ^  Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love,
anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading
experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store™ of
more than 2.5 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies
and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular
devices through free NOOK Reading Apps™ and NOOK Video apps, available at NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any
of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble
stores and online at, as well as leading retailers including Best
Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are also available in the
United Kingdom retailers.

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