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Barnes & Noble planning new eReader for May 24th launch

May 5th, 2011

According to a recent filing with the SEC, Barnes and Noble is planning to launch a new eReader later this month. During a meeting with analysts and investors, the big-box and online bookstore said “it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011 regarding the launch of a new eReader device.” It’s unclear if …

Barnes & Noble NOOK Color updated with Android 2.2, NOOK Apps

April 25th, 2011

On Monday, Barnes & Noble announced that it will be updating the NOOK Color eReader with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a number of other enhancements. The software patch — which will deliver Adobe Flash Player support – adds a NOOK Friends beta social network for sharing books, 15 new NOOK Kids Read and Play books, …

NOOK subscribers get access to The New York Times’ digital content, too

April 6th, 2011

Late last month, Amazon announced that customers subscribed to The New York Times via its eReader would qualify for a free digital subscription to the paper’s website. Not to be outdone, Barnes & Noble today announced that users subscribed to The Times via the NOOK Newsstand will also have full access to the  publication’s web content, too. …

Barnes & Noble: NOOK ‘biggest best seller’ in company history; selling more digital books than physical books on BN.com

December 30th, 2010

Just three days after Amazon announced that its Kindle e-reader had become the best-selling product of all-time on the company’s website, Barnes & Noble has issued a similar quip. “With millions of NOOK eReading devices sold, the line has become the company’s biggest bestseller ever in its nearly 40-year history,” reads a press release. “The …

Barnes & Noble charges users for free public-domain eBooks, too

December 1st, 2010

Following a report on Tuesday questioning the ethics surrounding free public-domain eBooks that were reformatted and made available for sale in Amazon’s Kindle store, BGR has learned that a similar scenario exists in Barnes & Noble’s NOOKbook store. In a thread entitled Scammers and Bottom Feeders: NOOKBooks Open for Business on Barnes & Noble’s public …

Barnes & Noble announces NOOKcolor, full touchscreen e-reader

October 26th, 2010

Today, at a special press event, Barnes & Noble took the wraps off of their NOOKcolor e-reader. As you may have deduced from the name, the new device packs a full-color display. The new, touch-sensitive display measures 7-inches on the diagonal, utilizes the IPS display technology, and has a 1024 x 600 resolution with 169 pixels …

Nook gets a price drop, $149.99 Wi-Fi model introduced

June 21st, 2010

Just like their non-digital counterparts, eBook readers may not be the most exciting product in the world, but there’s good news this morning for anyone who loves the smell of newly printed downloaded eBooks. Barnes & Noble, the retailer behind the Nook, has not only dropped the price of the Nook to $199.99, but it also announced …

Apple iPad recap

January 27th, 2010

If you were following this morning’s Apple announcement, it may have been quite overwhelming and your head could be spinning in confusion. We’re here to clear things up and give you additional details over what we posted this morning. What we know so far is that the device itself, in terms of hardware and software, …

Barnes & Noble offers $100 for late Nook orders

December 21st, 2009

We know how frantic things can get during this time of year: it’s almost Christmas and you’re wondering if you forgot anyone on your list, or whether everything you ordered will be arriving on time. For those who ordered the Barnes & Noble Nook in advance, units were promised to arrive on or before December …