Rumor: $199 8GB Nook Tablet Coming To Walmart February 22

According to a document obtained by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is planning to introduce an 8GB version of the Nook Tablet. The launch is supposed to happen at 12:01am at Walmart, of all places. The smaller internal memory chip may mean it’ll sell for $199 instead of the $249 the 16GB version costs. At […]

Best eReader Apps for iPhone and iPad


Book lovers have many choices for reading eBooks on the iPad and iPhone — too many, really. The best eReading apps have comfortable, customizable reading experiences and an easy to use interfaces. There are two contenders for the top spot on iOS: Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Bluefire Reader.

New Nook Wild Speculation Post

Nook Simple Touch

Yesterday the New York Times published a piece on how Barnes & Noble intends to beat back the looming evil that is Amazon and how publishers are in love with the bookseller for doing so. But one paragraph has tech blogs buzzing: “Barnes & Noble is trying to strike at Amazon with another device. At […]

5 Kindle Fire Alternatives


When the Kindle Fire debuted last year analysts predicted that the tablet’s $199 price tag would initiate a race to the bottom on tablet prices. That prediction proved prescient at this year’s CES where we saw several high-profile Android tablets priced between $179 and $249. Unlike the Kindle Fire and it’s arch nemesis the Nook […]

10 Best Nook Tablet Covers

Speck FitFolio

The Nook Tablet is proving as popular as its predecessor, with over a million shipped so far and more to come as we roll through the holiday season. If you’ve already scooped up yours or bought one to give as a gift, you’ll need a nice cover to go with it. If the selection in […]

Barnes and Noble Makes Nook Books and Apps Giftable

Give a Nook eBook as a gift

Finally! Only two weeks before Christmas Barnes and Noble finally gives gift givers what they need: the ability to gift Nook books and apps. You can’t delay delivery of said content until a later date, so you still have the slight inconvenience of buying right on the day of to maintain the surprise. Still, they’re […]

Black Friday eReader Deals 2011: Nook, Kindle and More

Kindle Black Friday Deals

Black Friday eReader deals are quite common this year, but make sure you do your homework before you buy an eBook reader on Black Friday. To help you sort out the good from the bad, we’ve rounded up our favorite Black Friday eReader deals on Kindles, Nooks and other brands, so you can get a […]

Nook Tablet Rooted! That Took Less Than A Week…

Nook Tablet Rooted

We’ve already seen how easy it is to trick the Nook Tablet into installing apps not in the Barnes & Noble shop, which will satisfy most users. But for those of you who can’t abide an unrooted device, there’s a root for the Nook Tablet now. The first root is not for the faint of […]

Nook Tablet Review: Loading and Playing Your Own Video

Nook Tablet

The Nook Tablet is a sweet little multimedia tablet that has access to two of the best sources of streaming video available right now. However, it currently lacks a good source for purchasing video content, meaning you’ll have to bring your own. Finding video for Android devices is a constant problem since there aren’t many […]

Nook Tablet Review (Video): Editor’s Choice

Nook Tablet

Last year Barnes & Noble set out to prove that a low cost tablet-like device didn’t have to be crappy in order come in at under $300, it just had to get rid of some extra baggage. Do you need cameras? GPS? Bluetooth? Nope. All you need is a good display, a well-designed operating system […]

How To Sideload (Almost) Any Android App On The Nook Tablet

Nook Tablet

So remember how just yesterday someone figured out how to install non-Amazon Store apps on the Kindle Fire by just checking the “Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources” checkbox in the settings? I figured that wouldn’t be possible on the Nook Tablet since that particular setting is hidden. Welp, turns out it’s not as […]

Nook Tablet Review: First Impressions

Nook Color and Nook Tablet

The Nook tablet is in stores a bit early and customers who pre-ordered theirs should receive delivery today. If you’re still trying to decide if Barnes & Noble’s new device is right for you, I’ll be posting my thoughts today as I use it for reading, surfing, and watching video. My preliminary thoughts are pretty […]

Nook Tablet Available Right Now (Ahead of Schedule)

Nook Tablet

Not to be outdone by the Kindle Fire — which released early because Amazon refused to be outdone by the buzz surrounding the Nook Tablet — Barnes & Noble quietly started selling their newest device ahead of schedule. As in: today. The Nook Tablet was supposed to be in stores on Friday, but here it […]

Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire, Which will you buy?


The reviews of the Kindle Fire start trickling out tonight and that reminded about my wife’s Christmas present, the Nook Tablet. Earlier today, I read a nice article by a friend of mine, Kevin Tofel over at GigaOM asking the same question. Kevin chose the Kindle Fire for pretty much the same reasons I chose […]