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B&N NOOKstudy sets sights on students

B&N NOOKstudy sets sights on students

Barnes & Noble are pushing to get their nook dual-screen ereader into schools, with the announcement of NOOKstudy.  A new, free digital content management app, NOOKstudy promises to take ebooks, digital class materials, textbooks and notes, and keep everything packaged neatly in one place.  The app doesn't actually require a nook to be functional - though obviously B&N would rather you did buy one - since you can buy, download and read eTextbooks on the PC or Mac client itself.

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Samsung SNE-60 ereader to make expensive French debut

Samsung SNE-60 ereader to make expensive French debut

Samsung's SNE-60 ereader continues to pop up across Europe, with its recent UK preorder debut followed by a pricey French launch.  According to Actualitte, French retailer Carrefour will be offering the E-60 at its 228 stores across the country, though the price will make your eyes water: €329 ($411).

That's more than double what the Kindle and nook are currently selling for, even though Samsung have partnered with Barnes & Noble to access the same database of ebooks that are available on the nook.  Retailer Carrefour aren't making any comment on provision for European readers as yet.

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nook v1.4 firmware gets rooted

nook v1.4 firmware gets rooted

Got a nook?  Want the latest v1.4 firmware but don't want to give up your Android pleasantries like VPN support, third-party app support and root access?  Head over to nookDevs, then, as they've just pushed out their hacked nook v1.4 firmware that lets you access all of Barnes & Noble's latest functionality together with the benefits of having root-level access.

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Borders Doesn’t Drop Price of Kobo eReader, Offers $20 Gift Card Instead

Borders Doesn’t Drop Price of Kobo eReader, Offers $20 Gift Card Instead

Considering all the hub-bub that the Amazon Kindle, and Barnes and Noble nook (both versions) received yesterday, we were shocked that some of the other eReaders out there didn't follow suit. Apparently it took a day for the news to hit the competition, because today sees the announcement from Borders that, for the same price as the "nook Lite," you can pick up the Kobo variation, plus a little gift.

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How to Save the E-Reader

How to Save the E-Reader

Does the e-reader need saving? If Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the like have sold plenty of units, the category is still facing some tough competition and it lacks a compelling reason to exist. Apple has fired the first shots in the consumer tablet war, but I think e-reader devices can easily survive if they avoid that fight altogether.

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Barnes & Noble BN eReader for iPad released

Barnes & Noble BN eReader for iPad released

Barnes & Noble have released their BN eReader for iPad app, and they're describing it as the most easily used and customizable of all such software on the tablet.  A free download [iTunes link], the B&N app synchronizes with the company's nook dedicated ereader as well as their PC client.  The iPad version doesn't support in-app purchases at this stage, but you can use LendMe to share (some) titles with others for limited periods.

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