Shortly before the expected arrival of the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, Barnes and Noble has updated its free NOOK reader apps for iOS and Android. Both updates are now live on their respective app stores, and each brings a significant amount of new functionality - comic fans reading on Android will probably love this update, for instance.
Amazon's impressive new Kindle Paperwhite is set to launch in just a couple of days, but Barnes and Noble has decided that its going to put up a fight. Both Target and Walmart are showing that the price of the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight has been cut just ahead of the Paperwhite's launch. The new price of the Nook GlowLight? $119, the same price that Amazon has given the basic Paperwhite model.
The tablet market is heating up, and for once it's not Apple, or Google, or Samsung doing the shaking, but booksellers Barnes & Noble. The new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ may carry the same name as B&N tablets of before, but they're worlds apart in hardware and clarity of software ecosystem. Not content to chase Amazon and Apple on price alone, there's an apparently legitimate attempt on B&N's part to tune each model to the audience most likely to be interested in it, rather than chasing some imaginatively aspirational but likely non-existent "perfect" consumer.
If you were looking for another reason to pick up a new Nook tablet - revealed earlier today - you'll find it in Barnes & Noble's announcement of Nook Video, a streaming service they're set to release to fight Netflix and Amazon's efforts in the video universe. While Amazon does indeed have a tablet competitor for the Nook line in their own Kindle Fire HD (and the rest), they don't have the same key-word that Barnes & Noble is coming up with: UltraViolet - and the same, basically, goes for Netflix. With HBO, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros, and Starz already signing up for the Nook Video team, there very well could be some clout to the book company's claims.
Barnes & Noble has refreshed its NOOK tablet range, revealing the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, a duo of high-definition Android-based slates with some ambitious aspirations. Replacing the well-esteemed NOOK Tablet, the two new models balance competitive pricing - kicking off at $199 for the 7-incher and $269 for its 9-inch sibling - with impressive specifications, not least eye-catching HD displays. We caught up with B&N for some early playtime with the touchscreen pair.
Barnes & Noble has announced its attack on the UK market, and it's the NOOK Simple Touch and Simple Touch GlowLight that will lead the charge. The two E Ink ereaders - which have been on sale in the US for some months now - will arrive on UK shores in time for the holidays, priced at £79 for the basic model and £109 for its illuminating sibling.
Barnes & Noble has revealed NOOK Video, its upcoming movie and TV show store for NOOK devices, smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones. Set to launch in the US this fall, with a UK debut by the holiday season, NOOK Video will offer both streaming and download options, integrating with the NOOK Cloud for viewing on multiple devices.
It's time for Barnes and Noble to make an effort to cross the sea as their Nook lineup is ready and willing to spread across the entirety of the UK this summer. The company has been working with a variety of UK retailers and has struck a collection of deals to stock several models of the Nook e-reader tablet lineup this Fall. Starting in mid-October the Nook Simple Touch as well as the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight will be popping up both online and in physical shops across the nation.
Barnes & Noble has been making its Nook line of eReaders for a while now. Yesterday Barnes & Noble announced it was cutting prices on two of its most popular Nook products. Both the Nook Tablet and the Nook Color have had prices reduced to their lowest point since the launch of the devices. The new prices are good at all 700 nationwide stores and online.
Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablets are limited in their mapping abilities, currently relying on Google's web interface to access any kind of maps. That’s set to change today, as the company has announced a partnership with skobbler that will see the Nook tablets gain the ability to natively search and view maps. It’s an interesting move from Barnes & Noble to avoid using Google’s services, although we imagine the advent of the Nexus 7 and its low price point has made the company’s options clearer.