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Difference Between Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD

Kindle Fire HD vs Nook HD
 

Amazon and Barnes & Noble have something better to offer this Christmas too. Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD tablets are the most competitive tablets in this season too, carrying the same price tag. Nowadays, people tend to move for tablets rather going for a Note Book or a Smart Phone, since tablets are getting more and more powerful and stylish. As you all know, with the arrival of Galaxy tab and iPad 2, the current trends for tablets and pads have incredibly changed and increased, now people look for cheaper alternatives with reputable specs instead going for super-fast tablets for higher prices. Let’s compare the specs of Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD to see what’s best for your need.

Comparison of Specifications
Kindle Fire HD vs Nook HD
 Design Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Form Factor Tablet Tablet
Keyboard On-screen QWERTY On-screen QWERTY
Dimension 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm (7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 in) 194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm (7.65 x 5.0 x 0.43 in)
Weight 395 g (13.9 oz) 315 g (11.1 oz)
Body Color
 Display Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Size 7 in HD LCD 7 in HD LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1440 x 900 pixels; 243 PPI
Features Polarized filter overlay, Anti-glare, Low-glare,
Sensors Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
 Operating System Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Platform Android 4.0 ICS heavily stripped version Android
UI Nook
Browser Amazon Silk
Java/Adobe Flash
 Processor Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Model TI OMAP 4460 Dual-core CPU, Imagination PowerVR 3D GPU TI OMAP 4460 Dual-core CPU, Imagination PowerVR 3D GPU
Speed 1.2GHz Dual-core 1.3 GHz Dual-core
 Memory Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Included 16 GB/32 GB (Free unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content) 16 GB/32 GB (Free unlimited NOOK Cloud storage for Barnes & Boble content)
Expansion with microSD card up to 64GB
 Camera Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Resolution No Rear-camera No Rear-camera
Flash
Focus, Zoom
Video Capture
Features
Secondary camera Yes Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
 Entertainment Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Audio Custom Dolby audio in dual-driver stereo speakers, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) SRS TruMedia; MP4, M4A, 3GP, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AMR
Video UltraViolet ™ Support; MP4, 3GP, WEBM, AVI
Gaming
FM Radio
 Battery Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Type Capacity USB charging USB charging
Talktime 11 hours 10.5 hours
Standby
 Mail and Messaging Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Mail Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail r POP3/IMAP Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail, AOL, OutLook
Messaging
 Connectivity Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Dual-band Dual antennas with MIMO 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot No No
Bluetooth v3.0 supports A2DP stereo, PBAP, OPP v3.0 supports A2DP stereo, PBAP, OPP
USB 2.0 HS (micro USB) 2.0 HS (micro USB)
HDMI Built-in micro HDMI port Built-in micro HDMI port
DLNA
 Location Service Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Maps
GPS
Lost-Theft Protection
 Network Support Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
2G/3G
4G
 Applications Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Apps Amazon Appstore Nook Store
Social Networks Integrated Facebook,Twitter, YouTube Integrated Facebook,Twitter, YouTube
Voice Calling Skype Skype
Video Calling Skype Skype
Featured Kindle FreeTime, Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pinterest, Weather Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus
 Business Mobility Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
Corporate Mail Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync
Corporate Directory Exchange ActiveSync Exchange ActiveSync
 Security Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
 
 Additional Features Kindle Fire HD Nook HD
  X-Ray’ feature, Immersive reading, Whispersync,


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