What’s Your Preferred eBook Experience?


eBooks and eReaders are big deals these days and about to become a bigger deal with the Kindle Fire and the Nook Color 2 going head to head in mid-November. And don’t forget Amazon has a range of devices to offer. While we’ve been able to read eBooks on digital devices for quite some time […]

First Google eBooks Reader Set to Launch


With the tablet market (or, as some would call it, the iPad market) getting most of the attention, it’s easy to forget about the eReader wars. The Kindle is still the most famous, but Barnes & Noble’s recent reboot of the Nook (along with the tablet hybrid Nook Color) has been turning a lot of heads as […]

Barnes & Noble Shipping Nook Second Edition E-Reader Early


Barnes & Noble is shipping its Nook The Simple Touch Reader, otherwise more informally referred to as the Nook 2nd Edition, ahead of its expected launch schedule on June 10th. In its press release, demo units should be in stores today and the Nook Simple Touch Reader has already begun to ship to customers who […]

HTC Pays $5 Per Android License… To Microsoft


You may recall Steve Ballmer talking crazy a few months ago about how Android isn’t free and that you gotta pay Microsoft to use it. Well, now there are numbers to back that up ranging from HTC’s licensing fee of $5 a pop to asking prices of $7.50 to $12.50 from others.

Barnes & Noble: 1 Million Nook Color Apps Downloaded in 1 Week


Barnes & Noble had announced that in just over a week, users of the Android-based Nook Color reading tablet had downloaded over a million apps. The $250 tablet is seen as one of the best selling Android tablet for its sleek design and affordable price. When the Nook was originally released, it debuted on the […]

New Nook E-Ink E-Reader Coming Later This Month?


There’s been chatter that Barnes & Noble is getting ready to introduce a second-generation e-ink-based Nook electronic reader to replace the original Nook. The new e-ink reader would be released help Barnes & Noble better compete against Amazon’s Kindle 3, which offers a newer, better electronic ink display that’s even easier on the eyes with […]

Nook Color App Store Launches, How To Update Early

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The Nook Color eReader is also a nice Tablet that has made headway against the Kindle thanks to the inclusion of a color screen and a web browser. Now, the nook Color has another way to standout in a crowded eReader market – Apps. The long-awaited Nook Color app update has been released and delivers Android 2.2, […]

Nook Color Best Selling Non-iPad Tablet


Is the Barnes & Noble Nook Color Android-based dedicated color e-reading tablet the best selling tablet in North America outside of Apple’s iPad? This seems to be the case according to a report by DigiTimes, which says that the versatile and easily rooted and hackable tablet has managed to garner “over 50% of the iPad-like […]

$50 Off Nook Color Via Barnes & Noble’s Official eBay Channel

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The Nook Color was launched as Barnes & Noble’s push into the color space with an Android-based e-reader touchscreen tablet, but the device has gained more versatile uses thanks to an enterprising developer community, including root access, Android 3.0 Honeycomb port, and the ability to run apps from Android Market, which was restricted by Barnes […]

Rooted Nook Color Transformed into In-Dash Car Stereo


The Nook Color, launched and envisioned by Barnes & Noble as a dedicated e-reader that happens to also run on the Android operating system, has gotten more utility and functionality thanks to an enterprising community that expands the tablet’s use far beyond what its makers had envisioned thanks in large part to that underlying Android […]

Nook Color’s Children’s Books Come to iPad with Nook Kids App


Already got an iPad tablet that will suffice for your e-reading pleasure and not aching to shell out money for Barnes & Noble’s customized and curated Android e-reader tablet dubbed the Nook Color? That’s okay, especially if you have kids as the bookseller has just announced that its children’s books are now being made available […]

Now What Do I Do With This New Tablet I Got for Christmas?


So, you got your wish and got a Tablet for Christmas. Perhaps it’s an iPad, or maybe a Samsung Galaxy Tab, or maybe some other Tablet/Slate. No matter, I’m sure you’re already up and running. You’ve pinched and zoomed, you browsed the web, you’ve probably listened to a bit of music and watched some video, […]

Nook Color Now Also ‘Kindle’ Color with Latest Hack


The Nook Color is Barnes & Noble’s curated e-reading tablet experience running on top of the Android operating system and with a 7-inch color capacitive touchscreen. The hack requires users to root their device, essentially jailbreaking the Barnes & Noble Android experience, and then installing Android Market, the official Google app store for Android devices. […]

That Nook Color Froyo Update: Well Not So Fast


Yesterday I got excited, as did quite a few others with news from Engadget that Barnes & Noble was going to update the Nook Color to Android 2.2 (Froyo) in January and add the Android Marketplace to the device. This would have in effect made the Nook Color a pretty decent Android Tablet/Slate, in fact […]

eBook Store Wars Bring Back Memories and Offer Choices


Back in the days that I lived in Chicago it was a free fire zone in the Book Store wars. Downtown Chicago was certainly the centerpiece but in the area where I lived around Clark, Diversey and Halsted streets it was also full of action. Most of the book stores had a location in my […]

Barnes & Noble Releases Nook 1.5 Update


Owners of Barnes & Noble’s digital e-ink reader, the Nook, in both WiFi and WiFi + 3G editions, can now upgrade their e-reader to run version 1.5 of the firmware, which promises to improve page turn speeds and bring a number of improvements. The faster page turn times will be greatly appreciated as the e-reader’s […]

Will The Nook Color Compete as an Android Tablet?


Gizmodo has a report that says the newly announced Nook Color eBook Reader that is Android 2.1 at its core might actually have what it takes to be a Tablet/Slate. The key here is what you use a Tablet/Slate for. But then that’s the key for all of these iPad wannabes and the iPad itself. […]