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 with $1.4 billion. Over the next five years, [...]
Tablets are gaining popularity these days as a means for extending the functionality of desktops and laptops. Tablets are lightweight, compact, and not only smart enough for productivity but also great companions for reading ebooks while on the go. Most tablets come in various shapes and sizes, from 5.3 inch phoneblet hybrids to 10.1 inch monster displays.
If you intend to read ebooks on your Android tablet, you’ll be glad to know that there are Android apps to serve that very purpose. Here are some of the top and the best ebook reading apps for your Android device.Kindle
Perhaps the success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire is the [...]
The NOOK Tablet is a great Android tablet for book lovers out there–and Barnes and Noble has just formally announced its price and availability. Relatively priced cheaper than its competitors, you can own the device by preordering now for US$249. We could see the NOOK Tablet in store shelves this coming November 17, at your favorite Best Buy outlet.
Under the hood of the NOOK Tablet sits a powerful 1.0-GHz dual-core dual-core processor, 16 GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card, and 1 GB of RAM. The device has a 7-inch screen display that is rumored to have the same IPS variant that allows users to have a full 180-degree viewing [...]