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Articles tagged with "Barnes & Noble"

How is Android affected by the Microsoft-B&N team up?

Google’s continued success with the Android mobile operating system has only made it a target for its biggest rivals. Microsoft is hoping to kill two birds with one stone, investing $300 million into Barnes & Noble’s digital division, Newco, for a 17.6 percent stake. The end goal is to integ ... Full Article »

April 30, 2012 9:21am

Android tablet alternatives to the new iPad

Make no mistake, the newly refreshed iPad that comes out on March 16 is a quality device with its high-definition display, a better camera and 200,000 apps designed for it. But for those who like to think different (sorry, Apple), there are a wide range of quality offerings from other manufacturers ... Full Article »

March 8, 2012 12:10pm

Barnes & Noble announces $199 Nook to take on Kindle Fire

During the final quarter of 2011, Amazon’s newly released 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet managed to be No. 2 in tablet sales, just behind Apple’s juggernaut iPad. That hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Android tablet world, with Amazon competitor Barnes & Noble announcing today a comparable Nook Tab ... Full Article »

February 21, 2012 1:46pm

Asus to offer first quad-core Android tablet

The latest Tegra 3 chip from NVIDIA brings lots of power and graphic enhancements to Android devices. It’s the first quad-core mobile chipset to hit the market. It’s kicked off a race amongst Android manufacturers to build a worthy device around the revolutionary chip, which also has the added p ... Full Article »

November 13, 2011 8:00am

How the new Barnes & Noble NOOK shapes up against Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet

The new Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet was officially revealed just a few days ago. The device is clearly gunning for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, which is expected to start shipping out to customers who put in pre-orders on November 15. Question is, will the new Barnes & Noble device be able ... Full Article »

November 8, 2011 11:11am

Study finds that e-reader growth has surpassed tablets in recent months

For the first time since the Pew Internet Project began tracking e-reader use in spring 2009, ownership of the portable reading devices has reached double digits. The project found that e-reader growth has accelerated in the past six months, as tablet growth has stagnated slightly, following a steep ... Full Article »

June 29, 2011 5:30pm

Nook Simple surpasses Kindle for the first time in Consumer Report rankings

Even without all the bells and whistles of the Nook Color, Barnes & Noble (BKS) managed to scrape by Amazon (AMZN) in Consumer Reports’ rankings of e-readers for the first time with its all new Nook Simple Touch Reader. The bookstore’s latest black-and-white e-reader, which is the first e-in ... Full Article »

June 21, 2011 5:15pm

Nook Color’s app store hits a million downloads

Bookseller Barnes & Noble (BKS) has only been selling apps for its Android-running Nook Color e-reader tablet for about a month, but already the device’s app store has crossed the million-download threshold. That’s a whole lot of downloads for a tablet that started its life as an e-reader, ... Full Article »

May 17, 2011 6:00pm

Nook Color updates further bridge gap between e-readers and tablets

Proving once again that it is better at bridge-building than Sarah Palin, Barnes & Noble has released a significant update for the Nook Color, pushing the e-reader further down the road to becoming a tablet. Without elevating the price for the device, B&N has added the Android 2.2 Froyo ope ... Full Article »

April 29, 2011 6:00pm

E-readers become more like tablets with access to Android store

Barnes & Noble (BKS) is hot on Amazon’s heels once again with its announcement Monday that it will add Android store access for all Nook Color users, just one week after Amazon launched its own Android app store. And as the two e-reading companies compete closely in the same space, they are al ... Full Article »

March 29, 2011 9:19am


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