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NOOK Simple Touch updated: Faster, Longer, Cheaper

NOOK Simple Touch updated: Faster, Longer, Cheaper

Barnes & Noble hasn't just got a new NOOK Tablet for us: the bookseller also has an updated version of the NOOK Simple Touch, now priced at just $99. A faster E Ink display takes pride of place, something B&N reckons takes just 450ms for each page-turn versus the Kindle's 600ms. You'll be reading for longer periods, too, thanks to battery improvements.

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Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet details leaked

Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet details leaked

This week the folks at Barnes & Noble have had leaked the newest addition to their NOOK family, a device by the name of NOOK Tablet, one that looks rather similar to the NOOK Color of the past but with a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor instead. Inside you'll also find 16GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot which can take 32GB, battery life of something around 4 hours of video playback (with wi-fi on) or 8 hours off. This device will connect over Wi-fi only and has the same 7-inch VividView IPS display as the NOOK Color.

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B&N NOOK event November 7: new NOOK Color expected

B&N NOOK event November 7: new NOOK Color expected

Barnes & Noble has scheduled an event seemingly to launch the company's new NOOK ereader, with the New York City press conference taking place on Monday, November 7. While the invite itself makes no mention of the ereader, the NOOK logo features prominently; leaks last week suggested that B&N would indeed launch the NOOK Color 2 on the 7th, in an attempt to take on the new Kindle Fire.

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B&N NOOK Color 2 tipped for Nov 7 in Kindle Fire challenge

B&N NOOK Color 2 tipped for Nov 7 in Kindle Fire challenge

Barnes & Noble is tipped to be readying a new NOOK Color model for launch on November 7, with company employees suggesting the retailer is preparing eye-catching "NOOK boutiques" in its stores to push the new ereader. Multiple sources speaking to The Digital Reader have supposedly confirmed the early November launch, a timeframe which would see the new NOOK Color make its debut shortly before shipments of the Amazon Kindle Fire begin.

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

The fine folks at Bookeen have revealed that they'll be releasing an ebook reader with a 6-inch Pearl E-ink display and a lovely 800MHz Cortex A8 CPU for the masses. This device will be Bookeen's fourth ereader device, and it's expected that the display will be the same as what's proven to be ultra-successful on the Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Kobo, that being the Neonode zForce touchscreen. Welcome back to the pack, Bookeen!

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NOOK Color expands to Target Superstore nationwide

NOOK Color expands to Target Superstore nationwide

Today Barnes & Noble have announced their newest sales partner for the NOOK Color and what's now called the NOOK Simple Touch Reader. It is Target, the superstore based right here in my home city of Minneapolis, with both versions of the NOOK now available at Target stores nationwide. This makes the NOOK one of the most widely in-store available ereaders on the circuit, currently sitting in stores at Best Buy, Books-A-Million, Fred Meyer, Office Max, P.C. Richard & Sons, Radio Shack, Staples, Target, Walmart, and of course Barnes & Noble. This addition began on October 2nd and you should start to see the tablets in stores across the USA soon.

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RadioShack soon carrying Barnes and Noble Nook and Nook Color

RadioShack soon carrying Barnes and Noble Nook and Nook Color

Right on cue before another big release from Barnes & Noble in the form of a autumn release of the Nook Color 2 comes a brand new carrier for the massively popular electronic reader. This announcement contains both the original Nook which is priced currently at $139 and the Nook Color which is currently set at $249. Both devices will be available at RadioShack soon, while onlookers see this as a move toward a more broad coverage of mobile computing devices at the retail chain.

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NOOK Back-To-School Sale Offers $100 Worth Of Free Books, Study Guides

NOOK Back-To-School Sale Offers $100 Worth Of Free Books, Study Guides

Barnes & Noble has begun a back-to-school promotion for its NOOK e-reader that offers customers $100 worth of free books and study guides. The offer is available only to new purchases of the All-New NOOK, the NOOK Color, or the 1st Edition NOOK between now and September 12. Customers must register before October 31 to qualify.

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NOOK Beats Kindle For The Very First Time On Consumer Reports

NOOK Beats Kindle For The Very First Time On Consumer Reports

The e-reader competition between the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Amazon Kindle has always left the former with a bruised ego. But with the latest "All-New Nook" (also known as the Simple Touch) unveiled earlier this month, things have taken a turn. For the very first time, Consumer Reports has nudged the Nook ahead of the Kindle in its e-reader rankings.

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NOOK Touch Bluetooth discovered; runs Amazon Kindle app [Video]

NOOK Touch Bluetooth discovered; runs Amazon Kindle app [Video]

The unannounced goodies lurking inside the new NOOK Touch continue to show themselves, as the hacking community gets its hands on the compact touchscreen ereader. After the WebKit browser was unearthed last week, now it's the turn of Bluetooth to be discovered: xda-developers' zonyl spotted the extra connectivity option while hacking his ereader to add unofficial apps.

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The All-New NOOK hands-on and unboxing video

The All-New NOOK hands-on and unboxing video

Barnes & Noble's original NOOK threw complexity at Amazon's Kindle to try to carve a spot in the growing ereader market. A dual-screen device pairing both E Ink and touchscreen LCD panels, it found some favor among users but undoubtedly intimidated others looking for a purist reading experience. No such complaints about focus with the All-New NOOK, however: a simple, black-framed e-paper square with discrete touchscreen control and its attention fixed on reading. Check out our unboxing and first impressions after the cut.

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Nook Touch has a hidden web browser

Nook Touch has a hidden web browser

There are many reasons that makers of the gadgets we all know and love start building cool features, then hide them away deep inside the heart of the gadgets, and never talk about them again. Often the reason for this is that the feature sounds like a good idea and then the devs either can't make the feature work correctly or simply run out of time and can't finish the project. One of these hidden features has been found on the new Android-powered Nook Touch tablet.

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