Barnes and Noble Slash Nook Prices for Cyber Monday

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Barnes & Noble’s NOOK e-readers and tablets haven’t attracted much in the way of attention since debuting as would-be Kindle rivals a few years back. However, that could change thanks to some very steep Cyber Monday price cuts. For starters, the company is still promoting the discount it’s offered possible Nook Simple Touch buyers since […]

Barnes & Noble Intros New Nook GlowLight

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Barnes & Noble has revealed the second-generation Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, only this time around, the company is just calling it the GlowLight. It improves on the first-generation e-reader by being both lighter and brighter for better reading, as well as improvements being made to the display with faster response times. Just looking at […]

Barnes and Noble To Stop Making Nook Tablets

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Barnes & Noble, makers of the Nook family of Android tablets, has announced that it will discontinue production of its own devices this year. The announcement, which came as part of the company’s quarterly earnings report seems to indicate that it’ll be exiting the tablet market sooner than planned because of the losses the division […]

Microsoft May Buy Barnes & Noble E-Book Business

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Microsoft is now exploring a complete buy out of Nook Media, the e-book business created by Barnes & Noble to compete with Amazon Kindle. According to documents obtained by TechCrunch, after paying $1 billion to buy the company’s digital media operations, Microsoft would have its own in-house seller of digital textbooks, e-books, and e-book readers. […]

Barnes & Noble Adds Google Play Store to Nook HD and Nook HD+

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The Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ will now include the Google Play Store. Previously, the Nook devices only offered a proprietary app store from Barnes & Noble, which limited the usefulness of the devices to consumers. This shift in strategy adds a larger supply of content to a nice piece of hardware […]

5 Best iPad Mini Alternatives

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Earlier this week, Apple sent out invitations for an event set to take place in San Jose on October 29th. The invite did not reveal exactly what Apple has planned for the event but the company is widely expected to announce a new iPad tablet, the 7.85-inch iPad Mini. However, the iPad Mini won’t be […]

Barnes & Noble to Introduce Nook Video Store, Nook Video App This Fall in U.S.

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For users who are not pleased with Netflix, Amazon video-on-demand and Prime streaming services, and Google Play store, Android tablet-maker Barnes & Noble will be introducing its own video service for Nook tablets starting this fall. Dubbed Nook Video, the storefront will feature “blockbuster movies, classic films and original TV shows from major studios including […]

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite vs. Barnes & Noble Nook Touch With GlowLight

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Today Amazon announced its successor to the Kindle Touch and competitor to the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight. Both devices use front-lit e-ink displays, but how the two devices compare to one another? Both devices has similar features, but come in at different prices and have different ecosystems. Amazon took a bit […]

New Nook Tablet to Feature “Revolutionary Screen’

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Barnes and Noble is feeling the heat from the Nexus 7 launch, and it looks like a Barnes and Noble insider decided to tempt shoppers to hold out for the fall when a new Barnes and Noble Nook tablet will arrive with “revolutionary screen technology.” The leak comes by way of CNet, who says the […]

DC Comics and Graphic Novels Come To Nook Tablet and Nook Color

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Barnes & Noble is expanding its offering of comics and graphic novels beyond its exclusive deal with Marvel. Today Barnes & Noble announced that comics and graphic novels from DC Comics are now available on the Nook Tablet and Nook Color. The deal also brings the comics and graphic novels to Android tablets through the […]

Thoughts Before Microsoft’s Big Announcement

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I’m guessing somewhere in Los Angeles there are a lot of Microsoft executives experiencing quite a bit of anxiety this morning. I know the feeling. I once sat and cringed during an opening night curtain speech for a show I directed when the producer making the speech told the audience that the show was going […]

Barnes & Noble to Bring NFC to Nook

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Barnes & Noble CEO confessed that the near field communications (NFC) radio will start making an appearance on the company’s future Nook tablet and e-readers, but did not give a definitive timeline on when that would happen. News of the NFC on the Nook follows the company’s announcement earlier this week that Microsoft had made […]

Microsoft Forms ‘Strategic Partnership’ With Barnes & Noble

Microsoft Forms 'Strategic Partnership' With Barnes & Noble

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have put their differences aside and formed a strategic partnership in an effort to take on competitors like Amazon and Apple. Under the agreement, Microsoft will invest $300 million into the company taking a 17.6% stake in a newly spun-off subsidiary. In a presser, that subsidiary is referred to as […]

Buy Two Avengers Digital Comics, Get $30 Off a Nook Tablet

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Comic book fans who want to go digital but don’t want to buy an iPad or read comics on their phone have a great new opportunity to get a discount on the Nook Tablet. Barnes & Noble is offering a $30 discount on the Nook Tablet to customers that buy two Avengers digital graphic novels. […]

Nook Tablet: 1 Million Shipped To B&N So Far

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Barnes & Noble has shipped 1 million Nook Tablets so far. That’s a pretty impressive number, but that doesn’t mean that customers bought 1 million of them, but rather that Barnes & Noble received them from supplier Inventec, the same OEM that made the now defunct HP TouchPad. Unfortunately, that’s often the way these kinds […]

Analyst Predicts 10-Inch Tablets Will Be Priced at $300 in 2012

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The e-reader and tablet market will be heating up with increased competition on the pricing front in 2012 with manufacturers dropping the prices of their offerings. There are a number of factors that may attribute to the marked decline in prices–not being able to sell many tablets and compete against Apple’s iPad with iPad-like pricing […]

Nook Color now $199 with Hulu Plus, Comics and More

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Barnes & Noble just announced a $50 price drop on the Nook Color, bringing it down to $199. The price drop comes as the company introduces the Nook Tablet, a faster Android powered eReader that will take on the Kindle Fire. The Nook Color remains a good value, and will get many new features like […]

Nook Color Gaining Hulu Plus and a $50 Price Drop to Fight Kindle Fire

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The Nook Color isn’t going to the clearance bookshelf to make way for the Nook Tablet. Rather, Barnes and Noble is giving it a price drop and new features so that it can go head to head with the Kindle Fire. Right after we saw leaked specs and details for the Nook Tablet, Android Central shares a document […]