Small tablets abound these days, each with its own set of advantages. The Kindle Fire HD screams ease-of-use. The Nexus 7 is a speed demon. The iPad mini has a formidable ecosystem behind it. And now comes Barnes & Noble's Nook HD, making a play for your eyeballs.
For those who've considered abandoning their first-generation Kindle or bit of Sony ebook awkwardness, Barnes & Noble just sweetened the pot. The book and Nook seller is offering 30 free Nook books when you exchange your old ebook reader for a Nook.
Well, well, well. Barnes and Noble's Simple Touch Nook made no mention of having web browsing capabilities. But if you type any URL into its search bar, that web page will magically appear before your eyes.
Barnes and Noble's Simple Touch Nook is not a reinvention of the e-reader in any way. It's a refinement, and a very good one at that.
Yesterday, the Amazon Kindle's battery life was listed at a respectable one month. Today—a day after the Nook Simple Touch Reader claimed a two-month battery life—Kindle experienced a sudden leap in longevity. Keeping up with the Barneses, eh?
As much as I love my Nook, that lag while scrolling is so annoying I wanna throw it across the room sometimes. Even though we shouldn't expect new displays this year, Bookeen is onto something here.
Barnes & Noble has cordially invited us to special announcement next Tuesday morning! They're playing it coy on the invite, but they already let it slip in a filing that May 24th happens to be the day they're setting loose a "new eReader device." Our money's on a cheaper E-Ink alternative, but there are some camps…
The update dropping for the Nook Color today is the big one: It tries to take the Nook Color all the way to a full-blown tablet for $250.
Tablets, tablets everywhere—even where you least expect them. So here's a question: Is Barnes & Noble's Nook Color a tablet or an ereader? It's actually something in between. And it's only $250...
The Nook Color's built on top of Android, but seemed crippled in its potential to be a killer Android tablet by the way it'd run apps. Well, the reality is, it could be a solid little Android tablet after all.
Barnes & Noble's touchscreen Nook Color—a reading-centric, 7-inch Android tablet with full color books, magazines, newspapers and apps is well, surprisingly good. It might be the best Android tablet yet, even. Update: Video!
Fact: Barnes & Noble is announcing something on Tuesday. Probable rumor: It's a full-color, Android-powered touchscreen e-reader. Question: How's it going to be better than a nook app on the Galaxy Tab? [Cnet]
Between the major software overhaul in November, a mystery announcement next week, and the introduction of Nook to the all-powerful Walmart ecosystem, it looks like Barnes and Noble might be making the ebook reader race interesting just in time for the holidays. The Kindle competitor will be sold in 2,500 Walmart…
I hadn't realized before fooling around on ebook comparison site Leatherbound.me that the Nook and iBook stores had such a rubbish selection of books. It wasn't until I typed in "Twilight" that I actually found something available on all stores.
The new $140 Wi-Fi Kindle might have been the latest salvo in the ebook reader wars, but it's definitely not the last. The ball's in Barnes and Noble's court, and they're focused on the home field advantage of 720 storefronts.
You can, of course, already download tens of thousands of free classics for your eBook reader of choice. But now Barnes & Noble is hopping on the bandwagon of including free books as part of their retail store (making the download process super easy). They'll offer 10 themed classics a week, starting with this week. […
Barnes & Noble's free eReader app is here, and shockingly, it's probably the best ebook app on the iPad, for now. Better than Kindle, and better than iBooks.