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$79 NOOK Touch goes white for Black Friday

$79 NOOK Touch goes white for Black Friday

If you are looking for a new eReader for yourself or for someone on your holiday list and you want it to be a bit different B&N has a limited edition in store only version of the Nook Simple Touch eReader. The limited edition version is available in stores only while supplies last. The features and hardware inside the Simple Touch are the same as always.

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Nook Tablet teardown reveals insides just as clean as the out

Nook Tablet teardown reveals insides just as clean as the out

This past month or so we've seen heavy coverage of several smaller-sized tablets bent on providing users with no less than a full cloud-based media experience, the most recognizable of which is the brand new Nook Tablet - and today we get to see right down deep into its guts! The fine bust-up team at ifixit have done it again with the next-generation Barnes & Noble reader device, this one the direct decedent of the NOOK Color, a device we spent a full week reviewing piece by piece when it was revealed last year at around this time. Now with the Nook Tablet popping up in stores just in time for the holiday season 2011, what better way to celebrate than chopping it to pieces?

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NOOK Tablet hands-on unboxing

NOOK Tablet hands-on unboxing

Cheap, branded Android tablets have come of age in time for the 2011 holidays, and Barnes & Noble is hoping the NOOK Tablet can lead the pack. With a $249 price tag that makes the 7-inch slate half the cost of an iPad 2, Apple's tablet may not be the specific target but those looking for straightforward email, web browsing, multimedia and, not least, ebook reading could well decide the NOOK Tablet offers everything they need on a budget. Read on for our unboxing and some hands-on first impressions.

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Barnes & Noble calls for US investigation into Microsoft

Barnes & Noble calls for US investigation into Microsoft

With Barnes & Noble unveiling its latest foray into the Android world recently with the new Nook Tablet, it will soon be hit with more demands to pay Microsoft. Just about every major firm that has fielded an Android device has now signed up with Microsoft to license the Android patents that the software giant holds. Microsoft has already accused B&N of patent infringement on some of the Nook readers B&N sells.

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Kobo bought by Japan’s Rakuten for $315 million

Kobo bought by Japan’s Rakuten for $315 million

The Kobo e-reader, which currently competes with Amazon's Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook, may be getting a boost soon with new backing from Japan's version of Amazon, a large e-commerce operator called Rakuten. The Japanese company is purchasing Kobo for $315 million and intends to rapidly grow its user base around the world.

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NOOK Tablet hands-on roundup from around the web

NOOK Tablet hands-on roundup from around the web

At an event that was very clearly aimed directly at the Kindle Fire this week, Barnes & Noble revealed their next-generation NOOK, named the NOOK Tablet and looking just as lovely as the original NOOK Color. So similar, in fact, that it's essentially the same design save the innards which are twice as powerful and the TINY change in chassis that makes it ever so slightly lighter and thinner. Below have a look at some hands-on accounts with the device from around the web.

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NOOK Tablet available for pre-order now, demo videos released

NOOK Tablet available for pre-order now, demo videos released

This week we've gotten our first glimpse of the Barnes and Noble next-generation e-reader and multimedia device, the NOOK Tablet, and now on the day of announcement it's been revealed that the tablet is already up for pre-order. Below what we've got also is a couple of Barnes & Noble created presentation videos for the NOOK Tablet, both a 360 degree view of the device and a tour of the device by everyone's favorite B&N spokesperson, Kate! Have a peek!

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