Amazon and Google are not the only ones offering top products at more then affordable prices. It has become a habit for manufacturers to design devices that offer high-end features while keeping the costs down and even sacrificing profits in hope of market share gain.
Barnes & Noble has recently announced their newest Nook tablets, including the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, both products offered at highly competitive prices and in direct competition with Amazon’s Kindle and Google’s Nexus 7. The NOOK tablets featuring a heavily customized version of Android, have been the choice of a very high number of costumers, over Thanksgiving Weekend.
According to facts stated by the manufacturer, over Black Friday Walmart and Target have been the main sellers for the NOOK tablets. B&N also announced its overall revenue for its fiscal 2013 second quarter, which ended October 27, 2012. Consolidated revenues have reached $1.9 billion, a decrease of 0.4% year-on-year. Consolidated net earnings were $2 million, compared to a loss of $7 million a year previous – totalled $160 million for the quarter. The official statement from B&N:
Sales “doubled over the four-day Black Friday weekend, across all channels, based on information provided by our channel partners on a sell-through basis compared to the similar period last year.”