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Barnes & Noble takes on Amazon with ad-free and light Nook HD

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Barnes & Noble has released details of its new Nook HD range of Android tablets, which are aimed squarely at Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD line and Google’s Nexus 7. The new tablets are on pre-order now and will start shipping in late October. These are aggressively priced, with the 8GB 7 inch Nook HD selling for $199 (just like the Kindle Fire HD). But of more interest is the 16GB 9 inch version which starts at just $269, compared to $299 for Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9″.

DC Comics titles hit Nook Color, Nook Tablet and other Android tablets

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Barnes & Noble on Tuesday announced that it’s bringing several DC Comics titles to its own tablets/e-readers including the Nook Color and the Nook Tablet, but also to other Android tablets that have installed the Nook for Android application. Here are the main comic books from DC Entertainment that are “immediately” available to fans: Graphic novel titles from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52, including Justice League, Vol. 1: Origin, Animal Man Vol. 1: The Hunt, Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls, Justice League International Vol. 1: The Signal Masters, Catwoman Vol. 1: The Game, Green Lantern Vol. 1:…

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble to announce tablet with Xbox Live streaming

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by 2 years ago
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As you may have already heard, Microsoft will host a special media event later today, and, while the company has not revealed what product it plans to release, the word on the street was that Redmond will introduce its first in-house built Windows tablet today. But that no longer seems to be the case anymore. A later TechCrunch report revealed that the unnamed device is a joint Microsoft-Barnes & Noble production and therefore it may not be based on Windows RT / Windows 8: Both the Wrap and ATD claim the event will showcase a Microsoft built Windows RT/Windows 8…

Microsoft sides with Barnes & Noble to tackle Amazon and Apple, to invest $605 million in B&N

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by 2 years ago
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GoodEreader Though Microsoft is no stranger to patent battles of its own, the company isn’t shy of reaching a win-win settlement with other corporations. It looks like Redmond just killed two birds with one stone when it decided to jump into the e-book market by investing in Barnes & Noble’s Nook reader, while settling its patent lawsuit against the e-reader company. Announced yesterday, the deal between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Inc. sees Microsoft getting 17.6% share of the newly established e-book and college book business unit, in exchange for $300 million, which will leave B&N as the majority shareholder…

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight announced, to go on sale on May 1 for $139

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by 2 years ago
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Even though Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet has been clearly overshadowed by Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the basic Nook e-readers are still on top of  the shopping and wish lists of many users. However, the e-ink gadget was clearly in need of a refresh, as the Nook Simple Touch, the second generation of e-book readers from Barnes & Noble, was released almost a year ago. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait much more for a new and improved Nook Simple Touch, as the latest model has just gone up for pre-order, with shipments set to start on May 1. The new Nook Simple…

Report: Global E-Book Shipments To Drop 77% During Q1 2012

Digitimes: Global E-Book Shimpents To Drop 77% During Q1 2012
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A recent report from the prestigious DigiTimes Research claims that global shipment volumes of e-book readers will drop during the first quarter of 2012 to an estimate of 2 million units. During the fourth quarter of 2011, global e-book shipments reached the impressive figure of 9 million units. Simple math tells us that’s a 77% quarter over quarter decrease in shipments. Is the e-book reader industry dead and gone? Not by far! During 2011, almost 23 million ebooks were shipped, 9 million of which in the last quarter alone, so it’s safe to assume that the end-of-the-year holiday season heavily…

Cheaper 8GB Nook Tablet to Hit the Stores on Wednesday

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  The 16 GB Nook Tablet has received a fairly positive reception from the tech crowd when it was launched late last year. Many reviewers, including our own Lucian Armasu, noted that B&N’s slate is in many ways superior to its direct competitor, the Kindle Fire. Sales, too, have been brisk for the Nook Tablet, with an iSuppli report showing that Barnes & Noble sold a respectable 1.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012 (including the Nook Color). However, the Nook Tablet would fare much better if it weren’t for the price tag. B&N’s 16 GB slate is available at…