The folks over at the FCC do seem to be a pretty busy bunch lately, and yet another tablet has arrived at their office’s doorsteps, with the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD being the latest model to do so. The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD will make its mark in the 7” market that saw Apple’s iPad mini recently surface to take a possible bite from this niche, although time will tell just how well the iPad mini will do. The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD sports a 7” display at 1440 x 900 resolution, a customized version of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, as well as a 1.3GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor.

Some of the other hardware details include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 1GB RAM, a microSD memory card slot, and a choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage space. Pre-orders for the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD are being taken at the moment, where it will cost $199 at the minimum, depending on the configuration of your choice. Shipping commences from November 8th onwards, so it is no surprise to see the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD hit the FCC before it is ready to debut on your doorstep. This does seem to shape up to be a pretty interesting Thanksgiving and Christmas period, don’t you think so?

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