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Barnes & Noble has released a small, bug significant firmware upgrade for the NOOKcolor. The new firmware fixes some bugs and adds a few new features including the ability to pinch-and-zoom from the Web browser. On its Website, Barnes & Noble provided a brief description for the update: Barnes & Noble is providing a minor update to NOOKcolor firmware that will improve NOOKcolor's Wi-Fi connectivity; improve Home and Shop performance; add the ability to pinch and zoom in browser; enhance the reading experience for magazines and children's books; add a text banner to easily identify NOOK... Read more...
Whatever Amazon can do, Barnes & Noble can do better? There's a definite battle ongoing between these two companies, and as the e-reader war has played out, they have certainly risen to the top. The Kindle and the Nook are the two main e-readers that consumers think about when they think about the sector, and that's the case for a reason. The reason being...they're both selling well. Really well. Amazon recently stated that their Kindle line has outsold the newest Harry Potter release, and now Barnes & Noble has something of their own to brag about.   B&N has officially announced... Read more...
Yesterday, Barnes & Noble announced its new color-screen Nook e-reader known as the NOOKcolor. Recognizing that parents often use electronic devices to entertain their kids as well as themselves, Barnes & Noble also announced NOOK kids, which will make its debut on the new NOOKcolor. NOOK kids will offer nearly 12,000 popular children’s picture and chapter books in a digital format. Initially, NOOK kids will launch with more than 130 digital picture books. Barnes & Noble plans to double that number by the end of the year. Thanks to Barnes & Noble’s AliveTouch technology,... Read more...
Barnes & Noble announced last week that they would be holding a special event in the middle of New York City this week, and all eyes were situated on a potential color version of the NOOK e-reader. The event is underway today, and a color-screen NOOK is exactly what we have. B&N is simply calling this the Nook Color. The Nook Color offers a compelling feature set, but it shies away from the E-paper technology that B&N relied on in the past. In fact, we're beginning to wonder if the end isn't near for E Ink. The Kindle continues to use it, but with consumers demanding fast motion video... Read more...