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Barnes & Noble NOOK Color updated to version 1.3.0

For those of you out there with a Barnes & Noble NOOK Color, today is your lucky day. If you like updates, anyway. The giant book seller has announced via their official blog that the Color has been graced with a brand new update, which is available right now. Along with the standard performance improvements, this update actually packs in a few interesting… Read more

Oberon Design ereader covers and sleeves

Oberon Design specializes in leather and pewter, producing original works that range from hair clips to journals. I recently got my hands on two of their ereader protection products, the Nook Simple Touch book-like cover and the large ereader sleeve, which I’ve been using for my Kindle 3 and original Nook. Each case runs $60 and features detailed design… Read more

Kindle vs. Nook

Introduction: Full disclosure: I am a Nook fan. I have been since my purchase of the first Nook, and my experiences with the Simple Touch (unboxing, review) and Nook Color (review) have been, for the most part, very postivie. Though, I’ve found that e-ink is the best reason to choose an e-reader over a tablet for reading. (See my comparison of the… Read more

Nook to refresh retailer’s shelves

Barnes & Noble announced this week that their Nook Simple Touch (review) and Nook Color (review) e-book readers will be available from OfficeMax and Fred Meyer stores beginning this Saturday, July 30th. OfficeMax locations can be found around the U.S. Fred Meyer is a Pacific Northwest grocery and department chain. Price points are $139 for the… Read more

N2A makes Nook Color hacking easy

N2A (formerly Nook2Android) is a CyanogenMod Gingerbread installation that runs via an image that is sold on microSD cards. No software installation is required. Simply boot from one of the cards, follow a few simple steps, and your Nook Color will run as a complete Android tablet, Market access and all. When you’re ready to jump back to the device’s… Read more

Nook Simple Touch unboxing

Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Simple Touch is the third incarnation in the franchise and drops the slim color nav panel of the original NOOK in favor of an all touch-controlled, 6-inch, Pearl e-ink display at 800 X 600. The contrast of the screen is great, and it is pretty sensitive. The Simple Touch isn’t as responsive as a smartphone, and the display isn’t… Read more

Barnes and Noble announce new NOOK: The Simple Touch Reader

Barnes & Noble announced today pre-order availability for their new simplified Nook e-book reader, The Simple Touch. This Wi-Fi-only e-ink tablet runs $139 and will be shipping on June 10th. The 6″ display is black & white, and, as the title suggests, is touch sensitive. The Simple Touch runs Android 2.1 without Market access. But B&N is launching a new… Read more