Speaking of Barnes & Noble sales, Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader points out that B&N is running a more general sale on its Nook hardware, this week only. The Nook Simple Touch is $20 off, as I already mentioned, but so is the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, now $80 instead of $100. And the Nook HD has been knocked down to $110 or $130 for its 8GB and 16GB versions, respectively.
The Nook HD in particular is worth a look. I’m enjoying my $90 refurbished unit immensely since I rooted it with CyanogenMod. (I’ll write about my experiences at length when I can get around to it.) $110 for a new unit with a full warranty is not a bad price at all (though rooting it may void that warranty; I’m not sure). It doesn’t have cameras or GPS, but it has a great high-resolution screen that is terrific for gaming and reading alike. Pair it with a decent case, Bluetooth keyboard, and Google Drive, and you can write from anywhere.
As I pointed out in my last article and Nate notes in his, this big sale probably means new hardware is coming from B&N in the next couple of weeks. But that doesn’t have any bearing on whether you might want to grab an easily-hackable high-resolution Android device for yourself. After all, it’ll probably be a while before CyanogenMod is available for B&N’s next tablet.