Nook HD Review: Is a Sweet Screen Enough?

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. » 10/30/12 11:14am 10/30/12 11:14am

Nook Comes with 30 Free Books If You Give Up Your Old Ebook Reader

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. » 6/30/11 9:07am 6/30/11 9:07am

Web Browser Found Hiding Inside the Simple Touch 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. » 6/09/11 3:27pm 6/09/11 3:27pm

Barnes and Noble Simple Touch Nook Review: The E-Reader You Want

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. » 6/01/11 12:00pm 6/01/11 12:00pm

Amazon Conveniently Doubles Kindle's Listed Battery Life to Match Nook's

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? » 5/25/11 6:43pm 5/25/11 6:43pm

Rumor: New Nook Is a Stripped-Down E-Ink Touchscreen Reader

Oh gosh, this is awkward. Please no one tell Kobo that their first actually interesting product—an E-Ink ebook reader with a touchscreen—is about to get blasted out of the water by a new Nook that does the same thing. » 5/24/11 8:33am 5/24/11 8:33am

I Wish My Nook's E-Ink Display Was This Smooth

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. » 5/21/11 8:00pm 5/21/11 8:00pm

New Nook Announcement Nears

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… » 5/17/11 10:18am 5/17/11 10:18am

A New Nook from Barnes & Noble on May 24

Barnes & Noble mentioned in a federal filing yesterday that they plan on announcing a "new eReader device" on May 24. Question: Is it going to be a new E-Inkier alternative to the Nook Color? Or a more powerful full-blown Android tablet? I'm thinking the former. [Market Watch via Phandroid] » 5/05/11 9:07am 5/05/11 9:07am

Nook Color Gets Apps: Is It a Real Android Tablet, Real Cheap Now?

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. » 4/25/11 8:44am 4/25/11 8:44am

Barnes & Noble Nook Color Review: A Screen Caught Between Two Worlds

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... » 11/16/10 8:30am 11/16/10 8:30am

The Nook Color Might Be a Better Android Tablet Than We Thought

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. » 10/28/10 3:49pm 10/28/10 3:49pm

Nook Color: Barnes & Noble's Full-Color Tablet With Apps, Mags and…

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! » 10/26/10 4:01pm 10/26/10 4:01pm

The Next Nook Is a Full Color Android Tablet, Oh Boy

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] » 10/21/10 8:14pm 10/21/10 8:14pm

Nook Will Be Sold at Walmart Starting Next Week

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… » 10/21/10 8:48am 10/21/10 8:48am

Which Ebook Store Has the Best Books? Let the Website…

I hadn't realized before fooling around on ebook comparison site 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. » 10/18/10 6:20pm 10/18/10 6:20pm

Nook's Kindle Counterpunch: The Hands-On Approach

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. » 7/30/10 9:00am 7/30/10 9:00am

Barnes & Noble Adds Free Classics to Nook Store

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. [… » 7/16/10 9:59am 7/16/10 9:59am

Barnes & Noble's iPad App: The iPad Ebook War Just Got Real(er)

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. » 5/27/10 12:01am 5/27/10 12:01am

Barnes & Noble Has No Illusions About What It's Becoming

Barnes & Noble's departing CEO, Steve Riggio, has been selling books for 30 years. His replacement, William Lynch, has been selling them (online) for about two, following 10 years in e-commerce—and four with Palm. Nooks all around! [B&N] » 3/18/10 8:49am 3/18/10 8:49am