Nook Tablet | Barnes & Noble
To go along with its flagship 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, Amazon today unveiled a smaller, 7-inch version of the tablet, describing it as "the world's most advanced" device in its class. To put that claim to the test, we've put it up against competitors like the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and others.
One of the new downsides of Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet is that it doesn't have access to the Google Play app store; instead it has to rely on the customer B&N solution. As such, it's missing many of the core Google apps, including Maps. As such, owners haven't had much of a high-quality mapping solution for their devices, but Skobbler is trying to change that with the launch of ForeverMap 2 in the Nook App Store.
Barnes and Noble today announced a new partnership with DC Entertainment that brings more than 100 new titles to the Nook Tablet and Color. The company also introduced a new Zoom View reading feature.
In the War and Peace on the Barnes and Noble Nook platform, every instance of the world "kindled" has been replaced with "nookd."
Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch revealed today in an interview that the company plans to launch an NFC-equipped Nook alongside NFC-enabled hardcover books for an improved in-store browsing experience.
Barnes & Noble's President of Digital Devices tells us the E Ink Nooks traditionally have a surge in sales just before beach weather and around Mother's / Father's Day.
Conde Nast — publisher of Wired, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and others — is starting to open up data on its readership to advertisers, and it appears that people read magazine editions on tablets similarly to how they read them in print, according to Ad Age.
Barnes & Noble is allowing Nook Tablet owners to have their original 16GB Tablets repartitioned for more sideloaded app and file storage, beginning March 12th.
Barnes & Noble has presented its earnings today for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
In the market for an e-reader? Barnes & Noble is offering some steep discounts on its Nook line — provided you like reading The New York Times or People Magazine.
Barnes & Noble says the Nook family of e-readers and tablets saw a 70 percent sales boost this year over theh holidays, and the Nook business is doing so well the company is considering spinning it off.
ReaderDock has announced the N-Station, a docking station for the Nook Tablet and Color. The station features built-in speakers and allows for USB charging while the device is in use.
Barnes & Noble has announced a new wave of apps for the Nook Color and Nook Tablet, including Words With Friends, Twitter, and Plants vs. Zombies. Most of the apps won't be available until 2012.
After Barnes & Noble updated the Nook Tablet to remove root access and prevent sideloading of apps, hackers found a way to restore the device to its earlier, root-friendly state.
Already the visual appearance between Nook Tablet and Nook Color made it hard to differentiate, and now with Color's version 1.41 update, the feature set is beginning to look decidedly similar to its successor. With today's new software, its "biggest ever update," Barnes & Noble is adding Netflix and Flixster video apps, comics, and more!
Barnes & Noble says its overall Nook sales, including hardware, accessory, and digital content sales, increased by 85% to $220 million in its FY2012 second fiscal quarter.