Near the end of October, Barnes and Noble’s newest tablet made the FCC rounds, pointing to a bit of a change of pace for the book seller when it comes to its tablet efforts. Namely, the inclusion of Google Play Services. And sure enough, that is indeed the case.
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Barnes and Noble started off with its Nook tablet line with a heavily skinned version of Android. Since then, the company has dropped that effort and optioned to put the Nook brand on other company’s tablets, like from Samsung.
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Today Barnes & Noble released a new lineup of Nook tablets that are meant to compete directly with Amazon’s Kindle Fire family of products. The Nook devices are already available for pre-order, and customers will be able to enjoy the new devices in early November. A quick comparison of the specs reveal that Barnes & ... Read More »
Last year Amazon and Barnes & Noble released their low-priced Android tablets to for $199 and $249 respectively. The $199 Kindle Fire sold an estimated 3.9 million units while the $249 Nook Tablet sold 1.92 million units. Seeing that customers were responding to the lower price point, Barnes & Noble quickly decided to roll out ... Read More »
It seems Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet isn’t too keen on being shown up by Amazon’s Kindle Fire in the sales department. The more-powerful Nook Tablet is certainly the better spec’d tablet on paper, and with only a $50 higher price tag, it probably should be selling more than it is. Nevertheless, the major ... Read More »
Gotta love development for affordable tablets! The Amazon Kindle Fire is great, but at that price point it’s missing many of the features more expensive tablets have. Due to Amazon’s business plan, one of the missing features happens to be Google Apps. This includes the Android Market, as well as all other Google ... Read More »
Can Barnes & Noble launch a device that can compete with Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle Fire? Today the oldest and largest book retailer in the US announced the Nook Tablet, which launches next week and will retail for $249. That’s a $50 premium over the $199 Kindle, so let’s take a closer look at ... Read More »
Digitimes is reporting that suppliers in Taiwan are currently shipping components for Barnes & Noble’s follow-up to last year’s Nook Color. Touch panels are coming from TPK Holding and assembly will be handled by Inventec and Pegatron with a production capacity of approximately 2-3 million units by the end of 2011.
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The official Barnes and Noble NOOK application has received an update today, with full support for 7+ inch tablets. NOOK for Android now features an optimized library grid view as well as enhancements to margins and spacings to provide a more-enjoyable reading experience for large, higher-resolution devices.
In addition to full-color magazine articles, ... Read More »
Since returning from CES, the number one question I get from all my friends has been “did you see that cool tablet?” Typically I have to ask them which tablet they are referring to and then I have to tell them that it won’t be available for quite some time. The truth is, most tablets ... Read More »