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B&N settles in Spring Design ereader legal spat

B&N settles in Spring Design ereader legal spat

Spring Design may be voluntarily "phasing out" the Alex ereader but its taken a settlement offer from Barnes & Noble to end the ongoing lawsuit between the two firms. According to a B&N press release, "Spring Design will grant Barnes & Noble a non-exclusive, paid-up royalty free license for the entire portfolio of Spring Design patents and patent applications."

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NOOK Kids for iPad Released [12,000 Books for Kids!]

NOOK Kids for iPad Released [12,000 Books for Kids!]

Barnes & Noble continues to up the ante in free apps meant to spread the book love from their library straight to your face, and not only via their popular NOOKcolor and Nook devices. The newest installation into this ever-growing group of reading programs is NOOK Kids for iPad. This app is totally free and contains access to more than 12,000 children's chapter books - each of them with the ability to look up words, take notes, zoom, change text appearance, and more! This of course is in addition to a collection of nearly 300 digital picture books in a completely kid-save environment on the iPad.

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NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

The NOOKcolor is already a pretty awesome little e-book reader and not to mention totally hackable--having been successfully rooted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb by some skilled XDA devs. But Barnes & Noble continues to work hard pushing the device, recently hosting in-store demo events offering free Starbucks coffee to test drive the device. And now they've begun selling the NOOKcolor discounted on eBay.

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Barnes & Noble’s First PubIt! In-Store Event, Demo NOOK Color, Get Free Coffee

Barnes & Noble’s First PubIt! In-Store Event, Demo NOOK Color, Get Free Coffee

Barnes & Noble, the world's largest bookseller, is launching their first in-store promotion event for their "PubIt!" self-publishing platform tonight in its Santa Monica, CA store. For those not lucky enough to be in Santa Monica, you can head to your local Barnes & Noble this Saturday, February 26, to take a guided tour of the NOOK Color and get a free tall cup of Starbucks coffee.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb ROM for NOOKcolor released [Update: Video]

Android 3.0 Honeycomb ROM for NOOKcolor released [Update: Video]

Having seen Barnes & Noble's NOOKcolor gifted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, it's now your turn to catch a jump on Google's official reveal of the tablet-centric OS. The talented guys over at xda-developers have released a NOOKcolor Honeycomb ROM and it's surprisingly functional: the touchscreen, wireless and graphics acceleration all work.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK 3G reportedly discontinued

Barnes & Noble NOOK 3G reportedly discontinued

Barnes & Noble is reportedly planning to discontinue the NOOK 3G, the original version of its dual-display ereader. According to Engadget's source, the retailer has warned stores not to place large orders of NOOK 3G units, since there won't be stock sufficient to fulfil them.

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650,000 NOOKcolor e-magazine purchases in two months crows B&N

650,000 NOOKcolor e-magazine purchases in two months crows B&N

Barnes & Noble has announced over 650,000 sales of digital periodical subscriptions and single-issue e-magazines and e-newspapers from the NOOKnewsstand to NOOKcolor owners, in the first two months that the ereader tablet has been available. According to the retailer, since December 25 2010, NOOKcolor users have already bought 150-percent more subscriptions than in the entire twelve months preceding.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK kids for iPad released

Barnes & Noble NOOK kids for iPad released

Barnes & Noble has released its NOOK kids for iPad app, offering over 100 interactive children's books and a child-friendly UI. The free app comes with Richard Scarry’s Colors and Elephant’s Child, and there are 230 interactive picture books to choose from as well.

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NOOKcolor gets Bluetooth hack

NOOKcolor gets Bluetooth hack

Another day, another NOOKcolor hack, and now it's the ereading tablet's Bluetooth capabilities that are getting unlocked. Out of the box, B&N leave the embedded Bluetooth chip deactivated, but occip of xda-developers has managed to turn it on and get it to scan and connect to other devices.

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B&N NOOKcolor took retailer’s top spot; almost 1m ebooks sold on Dec 25 [Updated]

B&N NOOKcolor took retailer’s top spot; almost 1m ebooks sold on Dec 25 [Updated]

Barnes & Noble has announced that its NOOK range has become the retailer's biggest selling line in the company's history, with the NOOKcolor taking the number one spot as the best-selling gift of the holidays. Meanwhile, almost one million B&N ebooks were purchased on Christmas Day, despite widespread reports of server issues plaguing the service for the holiday weekend.

Updated with B&N statement on the server outages after the cut

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B&N NOOK2 trademark application tips next ereader?

B&N NOOK2 trademark application tips next ereader?

Barnes & Noble has been on a trademarking spree, applying for names including NOOK2 - suggesting a second-gen ereader - along with Nook Smart, Nook Cook and even Nook Kids. Pocketnow have dug through the USPTO applications, and reckon that while the Nook Kids description matches that of the presumably hardware NOOK2, it may well be a content-only platform and companion iPad app.

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NOOK design theft suit with Spring Design to continue

NOOK design theft suit with Spring Design to continue

Barnes & Noble's calls for the Spring Design lawsuit that claims the retailer stole design ideas to use in its original NOOK ereader have been denied, leaving the case - in which Spring Design claim misappropriated trade secrets, breach of contract and unfair competition - to continue. Spring Design allege that B&N stole ideas from their Alex ereader during a period of co-development in 2009, with a judge deciding there was "significant factual dispute" over whether the NOOK's design was influenced by ideas shared under NDA.

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