Users who’ve heavily invested in Barnes & Noble’s Nook media experiences now have a wealth of new devices to use instead of their Nook Tablet or Nook HD. Starting today, users can download Nook Video for iPhone, iPad and any device running Google’s Android operating system. The application is free of charge, and acts as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Soon Target will no longer carry the Kindle Fire or any other Kindle device due to a “conflict of interest.” Target issued a statement to The Verge confirming the plan. There’s no firm date, but the retailer is “phasing out Kindles and Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012.” Within a few months, […]
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 […]
Barnes & Noble recently introduced a new version of the Nook Tablet for $199 that differs in minor ways from the $249 Nook Tablet (16GB) that came out last holiday season. The less expensive Nook has half as much internal storage (8GB) and half as much RAM (512MB), but is otherwise identical to the original. […]
If you read my post comparing the Kindle Fire to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, you probably think you know how this particular matchup is going to end. After all, the Nook has many of the same limitations as the Fire, including limited hardware and app selection. However, the Nook has some benefits over the Kindle Fire that make it a better choice for some consumers, even over the Tab 2.
With the release of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 there is now four great 7-inch Android tablets on the market that cost $250 or less. This is great news for consumers on a budget but does create a problem: which one should you buy? It’s not just a matter of picking the least expensive, you […]
It’s clear that the tablet market has become a two horse race. We have the likes of the iPad, which starts at $499, competing for marketshare with tablets that check in under $250. One of those sub $250 tablets is the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 which the company launched back in October of 2011. Of course, […]
Barnes & Noble announced that the comic books available via Nook Comics are now available to customers with the Nook app on Android tablets. Previously only available to those with a Nook device (Color or Tablet), the bookseller is expanding the reader base to the thousands of customers with Android tablets (7 inches and up. […]
In under a week, Apple will hold an event to announce the new iPad. Whether the next iPad is called the iPad 3, iPad 2S or iPad HD, it will face a larger contingent of Android competition. I say larger, because there are many more Android tablets on the market today, but the competition is […]
Apple is holding an iPad event on March 7th in Sans Fransisco where we expect to hear all the details about the iPad 3, but a new rumor suggests we’ll see more than that. According to DigiTimes, we’ll see an 8GB iPad 2 model announced, which will help apple compete with price conscious consumers that […]
Back in March of 2011, we heard whispers concerning a Google Nexus tablet. Of course, that rumor never materialized but it did gain legs in December when Eric Schmidt said that Google would be marketing a tablet of the “highest quality” within six months. We now sit about two months since he made that statement […]
Though the two tablets have a lot in common, once you do a feature by feature break down and comparison it’s clear that they each have strengths that appeal to different people and dealbreaking weaknesses that help consumers decide which to pick. Read our face off to find out which budget tablet is best for you.
One of the minor drawbacks to the original version of the Nook Tablet is that, even though the device has 16GB of internal memory, only about 1GB of it is accessible to users. This is a normal state of affairs for Android devices. Manufacturers partition or split up the internal memory to reserve sections for […]