It’s Official: $199 8GB Nook Tablet Available Today

Nook Color and Nook Tablet

Looks like the rumor was true. Today a new Nook Tablet went on sale on Barnes & Noble’s website. The 8GB version of their second gen tablet not only has half the internal storage, it also has half the RAM (512MB instead of 1GB). This is a bit ironic since the company touted the original […]

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 […]

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet Review: First Impressions

IdeaPad A1 Box

The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet has just come in for review and we are going to be putting it through the paces over the next week or so. If you’re not familiar with the IdeaPad A1 tablet, it’s an Android Gingerbread based slate that launched back in October of 2011. Lenovo clearly did not have […]

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 […]

Best of 2011 Awards


Here’s a list of products and services that represent the best gear we have seen all year. Most of the gadgets and services on this list are so good that many of the GottaBeMobile staff own them and use them on a daily basis. That says a lot considering that some of us go hands-on […]

Apple Expected to Launch 7-Inch iPad Tablet Summer 2012?


Speculations posit that Apple would begin production of a 7.85-inch iPad tablet starting in spring and that the device may ship in summer. As the company is expected to introduce a higher resolution 10-inch iPad 3 in the spring, this suggests that Apple would be staggering the launches of its tablets in 2012. DigiTimes claims […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

Best Tech and Gadget Gifts Under $250


Maybe the prospect of spending $250 or more on a gift scares you. Or maybe you feel like spending less than $200 on a gift is a little on the cheap side. If that’s the case, you have come to the right place. Whether you’re searching for a new camera for the photographer in your […]

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 […]