Although it is just over one year old, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet is definitely nearing its end of life. B&N has stopped selling the 7-incher on the company’s website for a while, with remainder stock being pushed out mostly through third-party retailers.
Barnes & Noble is slowly making its presence felt in the UK. After releasing the two new Nook tablets, the Nook HD and the Nook HD+, the bookseller is now launching its movie streaming and download service, the Nook Video — which happens to be the first online retailer in the country that supports UltraViolet titles.
Looking for a e-reader on a budget? Barnes and Noble’s NOOK Simple Touch has now become an even more compelling option. Starting tomorrow, Barnes and Noble will start selling them for a very reasonable $79, down from the regular price of $99.
For UK folks who are in the market for a new tablet, we’re here to pass along the good news that the Nook HD and the Nook HD+ have officially landed in the country.
Thanks to an xda-developers forums member, those with a rooted Nook HD or HD+ tablet have a step-by-step guide to getting the Google Play store installed. The process is not necessarily for everyone, however assuming you can closely follow directions, it should be a process that can be done by many.
Although Barnes & Noble’s tablets have never been on top of many tech enthusiasts’ wishlists, the independent developer community has always taken the time to root the gadgets and come out with custom ROMs to replace B&N’s own forks of Android.
With so much competition going on in the 7-inch tablet market, one might think Barnes & Noble is on its sure way to perdition. Still, the US-based book retailer/tech manufacturer is alive and kicking, having recently announced the release of two new tabs, the 7 and 9-inch Nook HD and HD+.
Calling all book aficionados – the digital kind – in the UK! Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook Simple Touch Glowlight to fervent readers in the country alongside the Nook HD and Nook HD+ Android tablets.
Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg the question of whether that openness is a double-edged sword.
With Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite starting to ship tomorrow, Barnes & Noble has raised the stakes by dropping the price of its Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight from $139 to $119.