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NOOK app for Android updated

Barnes & Noble announced today the availability of a new version of their popular NOOK application, which brings a total of over 140 digital periodicals to Android tablets running Android version 2.1 and higher. The update also brings viewing optimisations for 7-inch-plus tablets, including the bookseller’s Article View technology. NOOK version… Read more

NOOKcolor updated to 1.1.0

Barnes & Noble’s full color e-reader (and what might be the best bang-for-your-buck Android Tablet on the market) was updated to firmware version 1.1.0 today, which brings the following fixes/enhancements: Improved performance of Wi-Fi connectivity, Home and Shop. Ability to pinch and zoom in browser. Enhanced reading experience for magazines and… Read more

Barnes and Noble to phase out Nook 3G?

Engadget has word that Barnes and Noble will be discontinuing their original e-ink e-reader, the Nook 3G. Once existing supply is sold out, that’ll be all she wrote. The Nook 3G, which has free lifetime data connectivity courtesy AT&T, apparently hasn’t sold nearly as well as the $50 cheaper Wi-Fi-only version of the gadget, not to mention a heck of a… Read more

Nook line is Barnes and Noble smash

Barnes & Noble’s Nook and NOOKColor have taken the e-reading world by storm; their popularity is evident. But did you know that the Nook line is B&N’s “biggest bestseller in its (nearly 40 year) history”? Yes, the e-readers have apparently beat out sippy cup coffee mugs and…does B&N sell anything else bearing the brand? All kidding aside, sales of… Read more

Sunlight: Tab vs. Nook vs. NOOKcolor

After posting my NOOKcolor unboxing and NOOKcolor review, I received a number of questions about daylight readability in comparison to the original Nook. The truth is that there isn’t much of a comparison. E-ink displays and backlit LCDs offer two very different experiences, and while you will find variation amongst LCDs and e-ink displays, pitting the two… Read more

NOOK software update 1.5 available

Hello, original Nook owners, have you turned your e-ink gadget on and connected to Wi-Fi yet today? If not, get to it. Once a Wi-Fi connection is detected, your device will automatically download and install the update. After 6 or 7 minutes of waiting, I found my page turns were noticeably faster (B&N touts 50% speed increase), the ability to lock my… Read more

Nook Color likely dropping this week, image leaked

Barnes & Noble’s NYC event this week will coincide nicely with the release of a Nook software update that focuses on synch and performance enhancements, like a faster page turn. But the Nook 2, long referred to as Project Encore, looks to be bringing more to the table than a couple of new bullet points and tweaks. The image below turned up in the… Read more

Barnes & Noble Nook on shelves at WalMart starting 10/24

Right in line with next week’s big event in New York City, Barnes & Noble has announced that starting on Sunday, October 24th both the 3G/WiFi and the WiFi-only versions of their Nook e-readers will be available at WalMart. Price points have not been disclosed. Another detail missing from the release is what version of the product we will be snatching up… Read more

Barnes & Noble’s NYC event likely to bear Nook 2

I loves me some Nook news, and there will be plenty to go around this holiday season. After announcing the November release of Nook software version 1.5, which primarily addresses performance and cross-platform synching, B&N sent out invitations to a “very special event” that will take place next week in their Time Square shop, NYC. No invite in my mailbox,… Read more

Nook software update coming in November

For those who missed it, I love my $149 Nook Wi-Fi. And I love my Nook for Android application. The two of them have renewed my passion for spare time pleasure reading, mostly because discovering and buying new books is a snap with either. There is one feature that could save me a bit more time when working my way through a book on multiple devices, and… Read more