The Nook brand stormed back into relevance a couple weeks ago with the announcement of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 custom-designed for reading. But did it really? Does the new Nook experience knock your socks off? When I used the Nook tab, my socks stayed firmly on my feet.
Itching for a new Nook tablet? Well, you are getting one either way! The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is here to rescue you from a Nookless existence.
Barnes & Noble, whose Nook e-reader once seemed to be the company's best shot at survival, said today that it will break Nook into a separate public company. The move comes after disappointing Nook sales, especially compared to Amazon's Kindle. [The New York Times]
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have agreed to scale back their digital-reading partnership, which means that the bookseller will no longer develop its Nook e-reading app for Microsoft software.
Business Insider reports that Barnes and Noble has laid off its Nook hardware engineering team in a drastic effort to return the product and the company to some semblance of a competitive position in the ereader/tablet market. B&N confirmed layoffs but declined to comment on their nature.
Back in 2012 Barnes and Noble introduced built-in frontlighting to the ereader world, beating Amazon at its own game—for a few months, anyway Since then, there have been not one but two Kindle Paperwhites, but now B&N is bringing out its follow-up Nook GlowLight. And it almost reclaims the top spot.
Barnes & Noble has announced that it's going to leave manufacturing of its Color tablet line up to third party manufacturers.
A leaked memo suggests that Nook Simple Touch e-readers will be getting a software update next week that equips them with a web browser and email client.
TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft, which has already made an interesting $300 million investment in Nook, wants to double down and buy the whole darn thing. Specifically, Microsoft wants to pay $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media LLC—that would be the separate Nook company that spun off from…
When it comes to skinned, forked, mainly-for-media-consumption Android tablets, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ offerings have always played second fiddle to Amazon's Kindle Fires, and a shortage of apps was a big part of that. Now, Nooks are taking a step into real full-fledged tabletdom with a big big update:…
Given much thought to picking up a Nook HD+? Neither has anyone else, which is why Barnes and Noble is keen to sweeten the potential deal by adding a pretty enticing bonus to the package: a free Nook Simple Touch. Free free free.
According to the New York Times, struggling bookmonger Barnes & Noble might be about to shelve its Nook. The problem is one more common to physical books than tablets: nobody's buying them.
The Age of the Ereader is drawing to a close. That's the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 percent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had?