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Barnes and Noble Launches Color Nook

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Right on cue, Barnes & Noble launched a 7-inch color Nook, an e-reader that it's positioning as a light tablet. The new Nook doesn't offer any new screen technology in terms of color e-reading, so you're stuck with the less-than-optimal LCD screen. But you will get access to advanced features like social media applications, music streaming and email. The Nook Color is based on Android and will...

Barnes & Noble Nook Is Going All Color

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After the iPad dropped, Amazon went against speculation and focused on its core, making the Kindle smaller, lighter and less expensive. Barnes & Noble is set to take a step in the opposite direction if a CNET source is to be believed. According to the insider, Barnes & Noble plans to launch a new color touchscreen version of its Nook e-reader next Tuesday. If you'll recall, the current...

B&N Nook Gets Price Break Down to $149

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Isn't competition great? Not two months ago, we saw the first of several cheap, simple e-readers that Borders will start stocking, and now Barnes & Noble is dropping prices and introducing cheaper models of its own. The standard Nook that has been on the market since last fall will drop in price from $259 to $199. If that's not cheap enough for ya, B&N also introduced a new Wi-Fi-only model that...

Nook Has a Strong March, Beats Out Kindle

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Shortly before the iPad was trouncing both of them, the Nook had a strong month of March and beat out the Amazon Kindle in terms of e-readers shipped. According to numbers by Digitimes, B&N took 53 percent of e-readers shipped in March. Analyst Mingchi Kuo said that the strong showing was due in part to general consumer interest in new products, so the Nook won't necessarily continue...

Nook Update Brings Free, In-Store Reading Web Browser and Games

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In a robust firmware update, Barnes & Noble has brought a variety of new features to the Nook. Version 1.3 should be available to Nook owners as I write and offers some interesting new upgrades that they'll surely enjoy. Perhaps the most interesting is Read in Store. Barnes & Noble will add a number of free titles that will be available for streaming in retail locations. Nook users can tap...

Barnes & Noble to Update Nook This Week, Add Nook 2 and Nook Lite Later...

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According to rumors, Barnes & Noble is set to make the Nook a family by the end of 2010. Originally reported by Gizmodo over the weekend, B&N has a Nook 2 and Nook Lite in the production pipeline. Not much is known about what will separate the Nook and Nook 2, but the Nook Lite is expected to be a Wi-Fi-only model that loses $60 worth of price for a $199 retail price.

Barnes & Noble Finding a Nook at Best Buy Stores

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Amazon had better go ahead and hurry things up with that Target Kindle distribution. Pressure is already fully on thanks to the Apple iPad and now the B&N Nook will be showing its pretty two faces at Best Buy stores everywhere. The book giant and electronic retailer reached a deal to distribute Barnes & Noble Nooks through the 1,070 Best Buy locations around the country, making the Nook even...

Barnes & Noble Announces Nook App for iPad

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Barnes & Noble is wisely hedging its e-reader bets. With the iPad getting its last-minute prepping for presale tomorrow, the company announced that it will offer a free Nook app for Apple's tablet expected to drop around the iPad's launch on April 3. The application will give iPad users access to the million + titles of books, newspapers and magazines available from Barnes & Noble's...

It Took Months, but Barnes and Noble's Nook Is Finally Available

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The Monday following Super Bowl isn't really the day to be digging deep into the memory bank, but if you concentrate through the haze, you'll remember that Barnes and Noble introduced its Nook all the way back in October. It was a hot release of the Christmas season-- so hot in fact, that B&N experienced big supply/demand issues and spent the holiday season making announcements and updates about...

Merry Christmas Eve: Nook Will Actually Come On Time After All

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Thankfully it's Christmas Eve, which means there will be no more back and forth with Nook shipping dates. You either get it by today or you're giving a late gift. Frankly, we're a little tired of the Nook drama, but it's the holidays, so we'll drink a little eggnog and keep it cheerful. B&N has announced that everyone who pre-ordered a Nook and originally scored a shipment date prior to...

No Nook For Christmas? Expect a Gift Certificate.

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Good Nook news has been a rarity since the e-reader first hit the scene, but today we finally have some. After pushing delivery dates for Nook preorders well past Christmas, Barnes & Noble has stated that most orders will indeed be shipped in time for the big holiday. For the unlucky folks that don't receive them by Christmas, $100 gift certificates will be sent along with the...

B&N Nook Availability Leaps Back Another Week

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As Amazon rakes in Kindle sales, Barnes & Noble continues to struggle with its fledgling Nook e-reader. The Nook looks beautifully designed on the surface, but it's a surface that many fingers won't be getting to touch this holiday. Previously, B&N pushed pre-orders back to the week of January 4 and now they've pushed them back to January 11. So maybe you'll get that e-reader in time for...

No Nook Under Your Tree--B&N Sells Out of Nooks for the Holidays

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It looks like Barnes & Noble has taken a page from Nintendo's book. It's still a week before Thanksgiving, holiday shopping hasn't even gained full steam and reports are that the bookseller has sold out of its highly anticipated, dual-screen Nook e-reader. B&N cites excessive preorders as ravaging its Nook supply.