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Dear, brave shoppers -- it's Black Friday once more. Are you staying in, and heading our with armor in tow? If so, you may want to place yet another item on your list: it's not just a discounted Nook Simple Touch, but a Limited Edition model. Announced specifically with Black Friday in mind, Barnes & Noble has released a limited run of white Simple Touch units. That's right -- a limited white unit, on Black Friday. The paradox is obvious, no? The price is $79, and according to B&N, it'll only be available today. The normal price is $99, but if in fact they only made enough for a 24 hour... Read more...
Microsoft likes to read too, you know? If not, you do now. Barnes & Noble has today announced the completion of their previously announced strategic partnership in NOOK Media LLC, a recently formed Barnes & Noble subsidiary that relies on a partnership with Microsoft. The new company is being established in order to further embrace education and consumer electronics segments, as it comprises the digital and College businesses of Barnes & Noble. All told, Microsoft is forking over $300 million for the opportunity "As demand for digital content continues to increase, we are focused on... Read more...
It's now cheaper than ever to own a Nook device following a series of price cuts Barnes & Noble rolled out over the weekend. B&N didn't make a big deal about the cuts, neglecting to issue a statement of any kind, but the writing is all over the wall for anyone who bothers to look. With the launch of Google's Nexus 7, the 7-inch tablet category is more competitive than ever before, and these price cuts could be the deciding factor for people who are mostly interested in reading eBooks and/or just looking to spend the least amount possible on a capable tablet-hybrid. These aren't particularly... Read more...
If you're a NOOK user, you just got another way read your NOOK ebooks. If you're not a NOOK user, Barnes & Noble has a new way to reel you in. This morning, B&N announced the NOOK for Web, which lets you browse and read books from any computer's Internet browser. To bring you into the store, B&N is making six bestsellers available free to anyone - you can read them without signing up for an account. If NOOK for Web sounds a little like Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader, that's because it is. One area where NOOK has a leg up is that it supports Internet Explorer (as well as Chrome, Firefox,... Read more...
If you weren't aware, Microsoft is having a big shindig in Los Angeles tomorrow. The company is being extremely tight-lipped about what's to come, but not surprisingly, details are already starting to leak out. TechCrunch is reporting that the announcement may have two major players there, not just one. With Apple's iPad on the rise, and Amazon's Kindle Fire doing damage at the lower price point, there's clearly a desire for entertainment-minded slates at reasonable price points. According to the site's sources, a new entertainment tablet could be launched, with Barnes & Noble as the distribution... Read more...
Microsoft sure has been making the news quite frequently, and not all of it has to do with Windows or Xbox. This week, the company is announcing a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will reportedly "accelerate the transition to e-reading, which is revolutionizing the way people consume, create, share and enjoy digital content." It's interesting to think about this given that Microsoft itself killed a 'Courier' project a few years back that had the chance to eat the Kindle's lunch (let alone the Nook), but now, Microsoft is left to buddy up with companies still in... Read more...
If you had the forethought to pre-order a NOOK Simple Touch with its gently glowing screen for night or day reading, you’re in luck--Barnes and Noble said in a press release that pre-orders are shipping “over the next week”. The caveat? Supplies are limited, but if you pre-order pronto, you can still snag one in time for Mother’s Day. (PSA: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th this year. Don’t forget.) If you’re quick, you might be able to pick one up in a store; they’re coming in limited quantities in early May. The press release also noted that the... Read more...
Barnes & Noble announced a new E Ink Reader that's designed for people who like to read both day and night without disturbing those around them. Using new lighting technology, the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight makes it easy for someone to read in bed without needing to have a light nearby. The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight combines the fastest E Ink display with an infrared touchscreen, anti-glare capabilities, and an evenly distributed and adjustable light for reading in the dark. This new NOOK is also the lightest NOOK yet and features a battery that can last for over one month on a... Read more...
There have been rumors suggesting Barnes & Noble was preparing a slightly less expensive Nook Tablet that would better compete with Amazon's popular Kindle Fire tablet. Now, those rumors have been confirmed. Today, Barnes & Noble announced the 8GB Nook Tablet with a price tag of $199. Like its predecessor, the new 8GB Nook Tablet features a VividView display and provides access to video and music services, NOOK Apps, and more than 2.5 million digital books, periodicals, interactive children’s books, comics and more. In addition to the new Nook Tablet, Barnes & Noble also lowered... Read more...
IDC suggests that worldwide tablet sales have skyrocketed over the past 12 months, up 264.5 percent in Q3 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.  Q3 results, strong as they were, didn't quite match up to the analyst firm's projections, but yearly sales are expected to hit 63.3 million units. Apple continues to dominate the market, with an estimated 11.1M iPads shipped in Q3. The company's market share is estimated at 61.5 percent—a two percent decline from Q2. HP's TouchPad sold remarkably well through this period, as did the Nook Color. Note that since these figures are from Q3,... Read more...
Barnes & Noble has just turned up the interest level on their $199 Nook Color. The company's biggest-ever software update has added access to movies, TV shows from Netflix / Flixster and plenty of others coming soon. It's available now at no cost, adding over 100 feature enhancements, access to top video and music services, popular apps, comics and more. With new tablet features and access to the best names in entertainment, the first-ever Reader’s Tablet is now even better at the incredibly low price of $199. Customers can enjoy popular movies and TV shows through leading services like... Read more...
Barnes & Noble recently sent out invitations to members of the media and certain publishing bigwigs inviting them to a press event in New York on Monday. That prompted immediate speculation that B&N was likely getting ready to announce a new tablet device to compete with Amazon's upcoming Kindle Fire, a notion that's virtually confirmed by leaked documents. Engadget and Slashgear both got their hands on internal documents outlining the new Nook Tablet and why B&N thinks it's a "Better reader, better tablet -- better than Kindle Fire." One of those reasons is not the price: the Nook... Read more...
Where there's smoke, there's fire. And where there's Fire, there's Amazon, which is ready to cash in on the tablet frenzy with a $200 Android device of its own. But where's Barnes & Noble? Probably huddled in a board room discussing the upcoming launch of a new Nook device unlike any other, that's where. B&N has begun inviting media and publishing bigwigs to a press event on November 7 (Monday), during which time it's believed the outfit will launch a new tablet device. "Please join us for a very special announcement," is all the invitation reads, along with the date, location, and RSVP... Read more...
Rumors that Amazon is planning a tablet of its own have sparked concerns over whether or not the company can properly differentiate between Kindle and a tablet without inadvertently cannibalizing or obviating the former--but what if readers didn't have to choose? Thanks the thinking behind the Nook2Tablet software, which allows readers to turn Barnes & Nobles' Nook into an Android device by inserting a microSD card. The microSD cards are priced at $34.99 (8GB), $49.99 (16 GB), and $89.99 (32GB). The company takes pains to reassure customers that their dollars aren't going towards a software... Read more...
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