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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

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

Android tablet devices fight for individuality

The Android tablet market has seen a lot of activity this past week, but still can’t quite catch up to the iPad. With Sony’s (SNE) announcement of the S1 and S2, and the unveiling of the LG G-Slate, we see signs of innovation with dual-screen tablets, 4G speeds and 3D capabilities. Not only are ... Full Article »

April 28, 2011 9:44am

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

Sony PlayStation and B&N look to Android for games and books

Sony PSP Mobile gaming has made leaps and bounds since smartphones entered the scene, bringing powerful systems for running multiplayer, live games and titles with great graphics. So why wouldn’t a gaming company want to tap into the device even a gamer’s bound to have -- a cell phone? Sony (S ... Full Article »

October 27, 2010 11:11am

B&N Nook Color looks to Android, and other industry news

Android readers get colorful eReaders are becoming big business, and Amazon (AMZN) has been taking the charge so far. Barnes & Noble (BKS) would like to stop playing catch up, and is making some big strides thanks to Android’s OS. Reports of an upcoming B&N Nook Color emerged today, noti ... Full Article »

October 22, 2010 11:17am

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