The UK e-book reader market has been quiet in terms of competition for the simple reason that it is only Amazon that has been aggressively selling its items in the country, which has resulted in the company occupying the top position as the leading e-book reader seller in the UK. This is a big oversight by its competitors, and fortunately, Barnes & Noble has realized that it has overlooked a potentially lucrative market. [Read more…]
With the Google Nexus 7 launching to massive success both with critics and consumers, the other players in its market segment are beginning to feel the pressure. The first to blink is Barnes & Noble. The book retailer has announced that it has cut the prices of its tablet products.
According to the announcement, the Nook Color’s price has now been reduced from $169 to $149. The Nook 8GB tablet is now priced at $179 from its original price of $199, and the 16GB variant of the Nook tablet is now going to retail for $199 from its previous price of $249. [Read more…]
When Barnes & Noble announced its Nook Tablet a few months back, it placed a lot of emphasis on its features and how it is superior to Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablet. It did have a lot going for it. It had a more RAM (1GB to 512MB) and storage (16GB to 8GB), and these specs were used to justify its price, which is more expensive than the Kindle Fire (the Nook Tablet is $250 while the Kindle Fire is $199). [Read more…]
Owners of Barnes & Nobleâ€™s Nook Color tablet will be pleased to know their device has not been forgotten even with the release of the $250 Nook Tablet. A new update has been released that will add a number of new features and apps to the popular device.
The new update, version 1.4.1, is reportedly Barnes & Nobleâ€™s attempt at trying to narrow the differences between the Nook Color and Amazonâ€™s best-selling Kindle Fire. Nook Color buyers who have already registered their device will likely get notifications for the update within the week. But for those who are eager to check out what the new update will offer, they can do a manual install of the update by downloading the update file directly on to their PC. Connecting the Nook Color to their PC using the USB cable will allow them to do the update on their own. [Read more…]
Amazon announced that it will be shipping its hotly anticipated Kindle Fire tablet a few days before the original release date. Barnes & Noble, smelling that this could potentially derail their own plans have also announced that it will be releasing their Nook Tablet a couple of days before the original release date of November 18. [Read more…]
Self-improvement resource PeopleJam.com has launched a new online video series in partnership with Barnes & Noble.com. The series, called â€œWhy I Read,â€ will start with seven episodes, focuses on the value and impact reading can have on personal fulfillment. After debuting simultaneously on PeopleJam.com and BN.com last August 18, the series will be syndicated to other online destinations. Subsequent video will be approximately 3-5 minutes in length.
The videos, to come out once every two weeks, consist of a series of interviews with engaging and eclectic individuals expressing why reading is an important part of their lives.