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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ Tablet Review

It might work in a pinch for an uncomplicated tablet, but the Nook HD+ falls flat.

December 11, 2012
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Internet Apps

If you bought this tablet looking to be able to keep up with the latest apps, boy have we got bad news for you: you'll probably never see them. So entrenched in the Nook ecosystem is the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+, it has its own app market that is just abysmally terrible with what apps it keeps for its tablet, and for those of you who like new apps, this is very, very bad.

For those of you who can make do without a wealth of games and third-party applications, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ has most of the basic needs covered for a tablet, but what the lack of apps also means is a lack of ways to make the tablet's shortcomings go away. For example, the utterly abysmal video file support isn't going to go away until the Nook app market allows an app to fix the situation. If you run across something you don't like with a tablet, usually you can find alternatives or fix it, but not so with the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+. What you see is what you get.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Conclusion
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