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Barnes & Noble's Nook brand continues its advance into the UK, with today's news that its Android-based Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets are available to pre-order from the company's site.

Announced late September, the 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+ boast higher resolution displays than competing small form factor tablets. B&N will be hoping that this combined with the tablet's lower price point will tempt consumers away from the Apple, Amazon and Google competition as the holiday shopping season approaches.

The Nook HD boasts a 1440x900 display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The Nook HD+ bumps this up to 1920x1080 ("Full HD"), along with a small CPU speed increase to 1.5GHz. The HD is up for pre-order at a Nexus 7-matching £159, while the HD+ can be yours for £229.

Both Nook HD and HD+ will begin shipping to UK buyers from Nov. 22.

Source: (1, 2); via: Business Wire