Who can forget the very successful NOOK Color? With Android ported into this e-reader, it became a hit not just to people who love books but to Android fanatics, as well. It’s been more than a year now, and it seems like Barnes and Noble (B&N) is about to release a new and better model of the NOOK Color, reportedly this November 7.
There are strong rumors though that B&N is going to release the new device on the said date–a NOOK Color 2, codenamed the Acclaim. The date, notably, is just about a week ahead of the Amazon Kindle Fire release date on November 15. The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s latest and upcoming tablet and a chief competitor to [...]
It’s a six-inch full E-Ink touchscreen that can hold 1,000 books. There’s an initial 2GB storage but microSD upgrades can muscle it all the way to a hefty 32GB. Such is the brand new Nook e-reader Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch triumphantly raised in the air today in a cozy event in New York.
But wait, seen below isn’t the new Nook (it’s Mr. Lynch at a previous Barnes & Noble event), as photos of it are a bit scarce. Read on for the full reveal.
The official unveiling drew an obligatory amount of oohs and aahs from a rapt audience who were teased the new Nook’s virtues. Running on Android 2.1, the Nook is slated for a [...]
It’s pretty incredible to think that Android is such a young operating system, and is really only three years old. We’ve tracked down a very cool infographic on the rise of Android. With the upcoming release of the Motorola Xoom, and the tidal wave of Android Tablets and Smartphones soon to follow, we have no doubt that 2011 will truly be the year of Android.
Check it out below:
NOOK for Android is a pretty popular application, especially among Barnes & Noble customers. This hot application has now received an update and those users who are running Android 2.1 will enjoy new features including four professionally designed themes for page and text color including: Day, Night, Sepia and Butter. You can also adjust the screen settings, controlling the brightness and margin. Other benefits include,Ability to read rights-free ePub files from a personal collection in the app simply by side-loading them into the My Documents folder Flexibility to store the app on board or an SD card (for devices [...]
Astri, as yet an unknown company, are attempting to break into the eReader market with a dual screen Android based device. I cannot be certain, but the logo on this device looks to be the same as that used by ‘Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited’ in Hong Kong. Check it out yourself here. There are a few appealing sides to the Astri MID (n.b. ‘My Interactive Device’) such as the pocket size and the fact that both screens are touchscreen enabled. One of the screens runs Android and is a LCD touchscreen measuring 4.8-inches in size. The other is a 5-inch e-ink Wacom-enabled touchscreen is designed for reading and note [...]
The Barnes & Noble Nook has been far more popular than Barnes & Noble ever anticipated. The book retailer has struggled to fill orders with shipping delays plaguing those who pre-ordered the Android-powered e-reader when it launched on October 20th. Pre-orders were expected to ship on November 30th but that date was pushed back until December 7th. Even with the delays, Barnes & Noble was expected to fulfill most pre-orders in time for Christmas. For those who didn’t receive their Nook in time for the holidays, Barnes & Noble was sending affected customers a $100 online gift certificate. Estimates from Asian sources suggest [...]
The Barnes & Noble Nook has received its fair share of negative reviews from early adopters who claim the Android-powered e-reader is sluggish, especially when compared to the Amazon Kindle 2. B&N rolled out firmware 1.1 yesterday which hopes to improve the e-reader’s performance and add a new local promotional feature that will differentiate the Nook from its competition. The local promotions will allow Nook owners to download free reading content when visiting their local B&N store. In the future, it may even be possible to download and read an entire book while within the confines of a local B&N store. In addition to book [...]
The guys over at Slash Gear have had enough hands-on time with Barnes & Noble’s Nook to piece together a fully fledged review. Most of the Android based news and indeed most devices that run Android are based around a Smartphone concept. The Nook is different because it is an eBook reader, similar to Amazon’s Kindle, and yet still runs Google’s Android OS. But this isn’t any old eReader. With two displays, including a full color 3.5’’ capacitive touchscreen for navigation, this thing might even have something to offer those that never thought they’d get sucked in by all the eReader malarkey.
As we mentioned back when we first got the [...]
Back towards the end of October, we broke the news that Sprint Design will release an Android based product called ‘Alex’, an e-Book reader with two displays, one for E Ink standard reading and another for multimedia in full color. A day later, Barnes & Noble dropped a bomb shell and announced the news that they too were releasing an e-Book reader by the name of ‘Nook’ and this two would have a similar design, including two screens (one E Ink and one a full color touch-screen). At the time it seemed a little fishy that two such similar devices should launch at the same time, and apparently there was good reason for it.
Spring Design are suing Barnes & Noble on the [...]