Barnes & Noble dropped prices on its Nook Tablets and Nook Color on Sunday, bringing the price of the Nook Tablet 16 GB in line with Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s 8 GB Nexus 7. The bookstore chain has failed to gain much tablet market share.
Barnes & Noble is skipping out on Google Maps for tablets and is partnering instead with Berlin-based mobile map company skobbler. skobbler’s ForeverMap 2 app is available in the Nook store today, and Nook will open up to location-based app developers later this year.
Barnes & Noble announced a $199 version of its Nook Tablet on Tuesday with half of the memory and storage of the current $249 model. B&N is taking aim at Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire, but it doesn’t have a full-featured ecosystem to compete with.
In Barnes & Noble’s largest Nook promotion yet, the bookstore chain is offering discounted or free Nooks to those who purchase one-year subs…
Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) is blurring the lines between the $199 Nook Color and $249 Nook Tablet with a major update for the Color, adding…
Ansca Mobile, maker of the Corona cross-platform app development tool, released a new Corona SDK today that supports the Kindle Fire and Nook Color separately. Ansca says it makes sense to treat those devices as their own opportunities because they represent separate platforms with sufficient differences.
After buying a Kindle Fire tablet and sharing first impressions, I received a Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet review unit, so I’m giving equal time to the new Nook. Here are my first 30 minutes’ worth of impressions to share on the hardware, software, and user experience.
Dedicated e-reader sales aren’t growing as fast as those of tablets, but are still expected to nearly triple in the next five years, reaching 67 million sales by 2016, according to Juniper Research. Even with the growth of tablets, I agree with Juniper for several reasons.
When Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch introduced the Simple Touch Reader this past May, he described it as an e-reader easy enou…
Details of Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet have already leaked, and it looks like a winning follow up to the Nook Color. It’s a shame computer makers don’t see the winning strategy: Build a solid, but inexpensive tablet that does a few key things well.