The NOOK HD and HD+ just became a more compelling option in the last week for someone shopping for a tablet. First they opened up both devices to access the Android Google Play store so you can find apps that aren't in the Barnes & Noble NOOK App Store. Then in the week leading up to Mother's Day, they have put the 7" HD and 9" HD+ on sale starting at $149 for 8 GB NOOK HD. They are two of the highest resolution displays available. I bought the HD+ 32 GB for $209.