The first “Tablet Computer” entered the market back in the early 1980’s when the pen computer was first introduced by Pencept. The Gridpad 2050SL, was launched back in 1989 and was the first pen-sensitive screened tablet running on a MS-DOS operating system. The Gridpad used handwriting recognition technology (PP, 2011).
It wasn’t until 2002 that the pen computers were rebuilt as a ‘Tablet” by Bill Gates and Microsoft Corporation; who invented a contemporary tablet with which a digital pen interface was -integrated into the Windows Operating System and the term “Tablet PC” was coined. The first models were desk top based but became portable almost immediately after Microsoft coined the term in 2002 (Kalinowski, 2013).
Barnes and Noble came out with their first Tablet on October of 2011 entering the market much later then their competitors. Currently the Nook HD+ is being sold with many feature that compete with others in the market.
It features a 1080p full HD screen that has 256 pixels per inch and is fully laminated with no air gaps reducing the glare, it also provides an extra-wide viewing angle. Weighing only 18.2 ounces and measuring 9.46” high by 6.41” wide it is also a mere .45” deep. The screen according to the sales lady at Barnes and Noble can be customized to show a company logo and/or be set up to have customized company application that fit their company needs. The screen colors and fonts are all adjustable and a parental control setting can be applied to prevent misuse or accidental changes to the applications. The Nook also has available thousands of top applications to choose from that are available exclusively for the Nook HD+. Other features offered are Nook cloud storage, HDMI output to watch on your television and a built in Wi Fi® feature for email and web browsing.
The Nook HD+ also offers over 700,000 android apps and games on Google Play, along with YouTube, Google Maps ( GPS is not available) and Gmail. It is recommended that you use Chrome for faster web-browsing. Also offered is millions of books, magazines and thousands of movies and television shows. With the battery life that comes with the Nook HD+ you will be able to read up to 10 hours or watch approximately 9 hours of video...