Items tagged with Barnes & Noble

You might want to think twice before adding Barnes & Noble’s latest tablet to your virtual or physical cart. It has been reported that the Nook Tablet 7 has been found to include ADUPS, which is known for specializing in collecting data from Android users and installing hostile apps. Barnes & Noble departed from its  OMAP/Snapdragon designs and instead contracted Shenzhen Jingwah Information Technology Co., Ltd. The tablet runs MediaTek’s MT8163 ARM Cortex-A53 processor. MediaTek, a low-cost chipmaker, is known for protecting malware from Google security and has actively worked with ADUPS in the past. ADUPS is capable of SMS recording, SMS transmission, IMEI exfiltration, IMSI transmission,... Read more...
In late October, we got our fist peek at a new tablet from Barnes & Noble that is destined to take on the budget Amazon Fire. The tablet broke cover via an FCC filing, but now it has been officially unveiled. The device, called the NOOK Tablet 7, features — you guessed it — a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024x600 (171 ppi). 8GB of storage is onboard, although a microSD slot can accommodate another 128GB for your media needs. Other hardware features include dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, micro USB 2.0 connectivity, 3.5mm headphone jack, 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. Barnes & Noble hasn’t officially outed the processor that is running the show, but there’s... Read more...
If you're in the market for a new tablet that also doubles as an e-reader, you may want to hold off for just a little bit. Rumors suggest Barnes & Noble will be releasing a new iteration of its NOOK Tablet in the very near future to battle in the low-end sector of the tablet market traditionally dominated by the Amazon Kindle Fire. According to the leaked specs, it seems certain that this NOOK, called Tablet 7, will not be that expensive. It is likely being used to help Barnes & Noble better compete against the likes of Amazon, which itself offers a meager-spec'd Fire tablet for a mere $50. Under the upcoming NOOK Tablet 7's hood is a MediaTek MT8163 CPU, a Mali-T720 GPU, a 3,000... Read more...
It’s no secret that, despite aggressive marketing last holiday season, Barnes and Noble’s Nook business has suffered. Now, rescue may be coming, in the form of Microsoft. TechCrunch recently reported that Microsoft may be seeking to buy the Nook business for as much as $1 billion. Obviously, the thought of Microsoft buying the Nook begs the question: will Microsoft let the Nook continue to be an Android-based device? Microsoft already has a 17-percent investment in the Nook portion of Barnes and Noble’s business, but if Microsoft takes full ownership of the Nook, things might change drastically. Although nothing has been announced officially, Microsoft may not keep the ebook... Read more...
Barnes & Noble's 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+ have kind of gotten lost in the shuffle of what's now a sea of affordable tablets and glorified e-book readers. It's with great timing, then, that B&N was able to hammer out an agreement with Google to allow access to Google Play on the aforementioned devices. In addition, both tablets will sport popular Google services like the Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search, and Google Maps, B&N announced today. "By adding Google Play to Nook HD and Nook HD+, we are offering our customers even more great entertainment on our award-winning tablets," said William Lynch, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble. "Now with access... Read more...
At a time when the ereader market is flooded, Barnes and Noble is going to great lengths to gets its tablets and ereaders noticed. As of today, you’ll get a free Nook Simple Touch ereader when you buy a Nook HD+ tablet. The Nook HD+ will set you back $269 (and that’s if you go for the 16GB model), but a free Simple Touch, otherwise available for $79, ought to offset the pinch a bit. The Nook HD+. As marketing buy one-get one offers go, this is a pretty decent deal – especially if you’re already a Nook fan and you have some family or close friends you’d like to nudge into the world of digital books. The Nook HD+ is a 9-inch tablet that is known for its 1920 x 1280... Read more...
At $199, Google Nexus 7 is already making waves, but it looks like the popular tablet could be headed for even lower price points, if component makers in Asia are right. Digitimes is reporting that the next Nexus 7 may come in at the enticingly-low price of $150, and a $99 price tag isn’t out of the question. If the reports are true, components for the new Nexus 7 are already shipping. The $150 price tag seems to be the more likely price of the next Nexus 7. Rumors of a $99 tablet are based on the rumored $99 Asus tablet and it’s still way too early (and there’s too little evidence) to look at that price as anything but a possibility. And will such an inexpensive device... Read more...
It seems that Barnes & Noble is serious about getting its NOOK under the Christmas tree this year. This morning, it chopped the price of the NOOK Simple Touch from $99 to $79. That has to gall people who have been picking them up in the past few weeks, but it’s good news for the procrastinators. The NOOK Simple Touch was already Barnes & Noble’s cheapest ereader before the price cut. It’s also the smallest, at only 6.5 inches high by 5 inches wide (and 0.47 inches deep), which makes it much more book-like than the larger 7- and 10- inch NOOK models. It connects to your home Wi-Fi network to download books from Barnes & Noble. Don’t mistake this model... Read more...
A lot of the talk in the 7-inch tablet space revolves around the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, and more recently, the iPad mini (7.85 inches). Lest anyone forget, Barnes & Noble competes in the handheld tablet space too, and it's hoping a special holiday offer in collaboration with MasterCard will nudge potential buyers over to the Nook. Effective Monday, December 3, and Tuesday, December 4 (today and tomorrow), customers who purchase a Nook HD or Nook HD+ online at B&N's website using a MasterCard will receive a free $20 store Gift Card, along with free shipping. That's not exactly a "Holy buckets!" kind of promotion (fans of The Voice will get that reference), but if you were considering... Read more...
Barnes & Noble posted a $2 million profit for its fiscal second quarter, and it's largely thanks to booming Nook sales, which contributed to consolidated revenues of $1.9 billion. Nook digital content sales jumped 38 percent for the quarter compared to last year, while the entire Nook segment -- readers, digital content, and accessories -- went up 6 percent to $160 million. Had it not been for the Nook, things would be looking decidedly different for B&N. The company's Retail segment, which consists of bookstores and BN.com businesses, decreased 3 percent year-over-year to $996 million due to "flat comparable store sales, store closures, and lower BN.com sales." B&N's college bookstores... Read more...
Don't go pulling the trigger on a Nook Color or Nook Tablet just yet, lest you want to kick yourself in the rump 24 hours from now for jumping the gun on a round of price cuts. Barnes & Noble is shaving $10 off the price of the former and $20 off the latter, so that beginning tomorrow, November 4, 2012, you'll be able to purchase the Nook Color for $139 and the Nook Tablet for $159 (8GB) or $179 (16GB). "Just in time for the holidays, these new lower prices make Nook a great gift for anyone in the family," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. "With everything from interactive children’s books to the best collection of top 100 magazines in rich color,... Read more...
Barnes & Noble has some good news to share with those of you who previously pre-ordered a new Nook HD (7-inch display) or Nook HD+ (9-inch display) tablet. Those initial pre-orders, placed online at Nook.com or in a Barnes & Noble store, will start shipping out this week and arrive to customers sometime next week, depending on method of shipping, the company announced today. Competition is quickly becoming fierce in the 7-inch tablet space. To ensure it isn't lost of the shuffle of Kindle Fire HD (Amazon), Nexus 7 (Google), and iPad mini (Apple) devices this holiday shopping season, B&N plans to roll out its Nook HD and Nook HD+ products to all of its stores, as well as into 15,000... Read more...
Ever since Amazon launched its Kindle Fire line, Barnes & Noble's Nook devices have been almost an afterthought, at least in terms of media coverage. Not anymore. Barnes & Noble today gave its Nook line a much needed update, and may have rendered the upcoming Kindle Fire HD obsolete in the process. Let's have a look. The first of the two new tablets is the Nook HD, a 7-inch slate that, according to B&N, weighs less and sports a higher resolution than any other tablet of equal size. A dual-core 1.3.GHz processor teamed with 1GB of RAM combine to power the device and drive its 1440x900 resolution screen. How does that compare to the Kindle Fire HD? Barnes & Noble Nook HD Amazon... Read more...
The tablet situation today is much different than it was even just a year ago, and it's mostly thanks to the advent of 7-inch Android slates. One of the pioneers in the 7-inch category is Barnes & Noble, which tossed its Nook Tablet into the ring with Amazon's Kindle Fire, both of which are now battling Google's recently released Nexus 7. The point is, you have options. Even more so if you're willing to roll the dice with a refurbished unit. Case in point, Overstock.com is now selling a refurbished 16GB Nook Tablet for just $140. That's $39 off the retail price for a new model (minus $2.95 for shipping), and it still comes with a 1-year warranty from B&N. If every penny counts, Overstock... 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 deep price cuts across the board, though B&N did slash $50 off the cost of its 16GB Nook Tablet,... 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 single charge, even with the light on. The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight will sell for $139 and... Read more...
Barnes & Noble kind of shot itself in the foot by releasing a 16GB Nook Tablet that was $50 more expensive than Amazon's Kindle Fire, and then fired off a second round by partitioning the storage so that users could only load up 1GB of non-B&N content. The company's newly released 8GB Nook Tablet addresses both issues by matching the Kindle Fire in price ($199) and by giving users a full 5GB for personal content to play with. That's well and great for new buyers, but what about those who already own the 16GB model? Hang tight, help is on the way. If you read the fine print, you'll notice Barnes & Noble offering to repartition your 16GB Nook Tablet so you can have more space for your... 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 the price of the Nook Color to $169. Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOK Tablet™ – 8GB... Read more...
Leave it to the creative cooks working in the kitchen at XDA Developers' forums to come up with a way to serve Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' (ICS) on Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet device. A locked bootloader made things more challenging than they had to be, but as with similar recipes, installing ICS on the Nook Tablet is simply a matter sidestepping the locked bootloader altogether. They've figured out how to do that. "So now that we have found the leaking crack in the bootloader and proved its usefullness... others are going to start work on a couple of key projects that I could use a little help on," Android developer Brandon Bennet (nemith) said in a post. CyanogenMod 9 has already... 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, neither B&N's new Nook Tablet or Amazon's Kindle Fire are included. Samsung's sales are approximate... 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 Tablet will sell for $249, versus $199 for the Kindle Fire. So what does an additional $50 investment... 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 information. Other than that, B&N isn't saying what it has up its sleeve, and there aren't any... Read more...
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