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Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD to ramp B&N NOOK HD pressure

Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD to ramp B&N NOOK HD pressure

Amazon has apparently dropped the price of its Kindle Fire HD ereader-tablet in what appears to be a response to Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD cuts, dropping the 7-inch Android-based slate by as much as 15-percent in the US and UK. The price adjustment sees the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD come down to £139 in the UK (saving £20) for the 16GB model, and to $169 (saving $30) in the US, compared to the latest 7-inch NOOK HD at £129/$149 for the 16GB model.

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NOOK HD gets another price slash as B&N tries to shed stock

NOOK HD gets another price slash as B&N tries to shed stock

Barnes & Noble has again slashed NOOK prices in the UK, following its admission last month that it is clearing stock of the ereading tablets after deciding to instead license out the brand in future rather than build its own models. The NOOK HD will be offered from £99 for the 8GB model (or £129 for the 16GB version), £30 cheaper than B&N's last promotion.

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NOOK tablets on death row as B&N shifts to third-party brand licensing

NOOK tablets on death row as B&N shifts to third-party brand licensing

Barnes & Noble saw NOOK sales plummet 34-percent in the last quarter, and will turn instead to licensing the NOOK brand to future ereading tablets so as to minimize its losses, the company has confirmed. B&N will continue to make the NOOK Simple Touch and Glowlight models in-house, but the eventual replacements to the NOOK HD and HD+ will be the handiwork of other companies, with NOOK branding simply applied later.

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NOOK HD gains access to Google Play, apps required

NOOK HD gains access to Google Play, apps required

Starting this week, Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ devices will be receiving access to the official Google Play app and digital content store straight from the source. Where since the birth of the NOOK line of ereaders, each Android-based device worked specifically and only with the Barnes & Noble Shop for books and movies, users will now have the ability to access both Google apps and Google Music. There's only one catch - if you'd call it a catch, that is.

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B&N slashes NOOK in UK: Promo or firesale?

B&N slashes NOOK in UK: Promo or firesale?

Barnes & Noble has slashed the prices of its entire NOOK ereader range in the UK, including making its NOOK Simple Touch just £29 ($45), as part of what the company says is a temporary promotion. The discounting, which comes alongside a UK literacy push, means the Simple Touch is now the cheapest ereader on the UK market, B&N claims; its backlit NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight sibling is also reduced.

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Pinterest now available on Barnes & Noble NOOK devices

Pinterest now available on Barnes & Noble NOOK devices

NOOK users may be avid readers, but they may also need their daily dose of inspiration, whether that'd be ideas for DIY projects or just entertaining photos. Barnes & Noble announced today that Pinterest is now available for NOOK devices, allowing you to browse through creations and other pieces of inspiration right from your NOOK.

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NOOK HD and HD+ take Kindle’s former place on Walmart shelves

NOOK HD and HD+ take Kindle’s former place on Walmart shelves

Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD and HD+ tablets are headed to Walmart, with the Android duo expanding their footprint as they attempt to snatch sales from Amazon's Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus slates. Priced from $199 for the 7-inch HD model, and from $269 for the 9-inch HD+, the tablets will be offered both in Walmart's retail stores and via its site.

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NOOK Video store goes live in UK: First to support UltraViolet

NOOK Video store goes live in UK: First to support UltraViolet

Barnes & Noble's NOOK Video store has launched in the UK, offering TV and movie purchases and rental on the NOOK HD and HD+ tablets, in addition to UltraViolet digital copies of existing DVD and Blu-ray purchases. The freshly-opened store also features new content, after B&N inked new deals with BBC Worldwide, HBO, Sony Pictures, and others, in both standard- and high-definition.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review

Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review

The popular bookseller Barnes & Noble surely have a great pair of tablets on their hands, but they are rarely mentioned while talking about budget friendly tablets. With a strong focus on e-readers and digital content the Nook HD puts up a great fight against the competition. With the iPad mini selling like crazy, the Nexus 7 popular in the Android world, and the Kindle Fire HD does their new Nook HD stand on its own? Read on to find out our thoughts on this impressive 7-inch HD tablet that doubles as the perfect reader.

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B&N NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ arrive in UK

B&N NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ arrive in UK

Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets have gone on sale in the UK, taking on the iPad and iPad mini with competitive price tags. The two Android-based slates use B&N's latest customized version of the open-source OS, replacing the standard interface with a more multimedia-friendly version complete with hooks into the retailer's own stores for ebooks, magazines, apps, and - eventually - video.

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NOOK Simple Touch released in UK, NOOK HD and HD+ available for pre-order

NOOK Simple Touch released in UK, NOOK HD and HD+ available for pre-order

While the device may be old news for those living in the states, Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch is now available for those who live across the pond in the UK. The regular model, as well as the Glowlight model, are now available to purchase. Plus, the UK can now also pre-order the NOOK HD and the NOOK HD+, which is set to arrive late next month.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

We've made it through hump day, which means only two more work days to go before the weekend arrives again. Yesterday, we found out about a hack that was resetting Samsung Galaxy S IIIs to their factory settings. Samsung said that the security hole had since been fixed, but today we heard that the remote hack isn't limited to just Samsung devices. The iPhone 5 might be heading to China soon, and we heard that Apple's new Lightning connector isn't identical on both sides. Google maps is rumored to be hitting iOS 6 by the end of the year, which goes hand-in-hand with new report that claims Apple ditched Google Maps because it doesn't offer turn-by-turn navigation.

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