Barnes & Noble will keep making the breadth of its Nook devices after all, in a reversal of strategy set by a chief executive who departed last month.
Michael P. Huseby, president of Barnes & Noble and chief executive of its Nook Media unit, said the company "intends to continue to design and develop cutting-edge Nook black and white and color devices," which includes offering Nook HD, Nook HD+ and its other e-readers "at the best values in the marketplace." At least one new Nook will be released for the holidays and more products are being … Read more
Last time Barnes & Noble stepped out of its comfort zone, things didn't turn out well.
After last month saying it would cease designing and manufacturing its color tablets, the bookseller's Nook subsidiary has unveiled a suite of video apps that let users watch movies and TV shows on a range of devices, including the tablet rivals that have dogged the company's own e-reader.
The apps, which are free, work for iOS, Android and Roku devices, such as iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and TVs connected with Roku streaming players. Nook customers will get access to Nook Video … Read more
Shoppers in the market for an e-book reader can now pick up the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight for $99 after Barnes & Noble shaved another $20 off its price Sunday.
It's the device's second price cut since last September, when B&N reduced the price from $139 to $119. The latest drop prices the Nook Simple Touch below the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's rival e-ink e-reader that features an integrated light.
The reduction comes as demand for e-book readers appears to be waning. E Ink Holdings, which makes e-book reader screens for Amazon and B&… Read more
Apple's iPad continues to surpass the competition in Web traffic.
Among all tablets in the U.S. and Canada, the iPad scooped up an 84.3 percent chunk of online trafficduring June in the U.S. and Canada, Chitika reported on Tuesday. That percentage is based on the number of ad impressions seen by the advertising and Web analytics firm from June 15 to 21. That data is extrapolated to provide an estimate for the entire month.
The iPad's share represented a two percentage point gain from May and marked its highest number since the start of … Read more
Are you really going to take your tablet to the pool? The beach? The campground? Nah, for times like those, you want a simple e-reader, something that lets you read to your heart's content without all the typical tablet-powered distractions (I'm looking at you, Limbo).
And why not keep a dedicated e-reader in your beach bag when you can score a great one for just $50? Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch for $49.99, shipped (plus sales tax). It's new, not refurbished, and normally priced at $… Read more
If you're tablet-shopping on a budget or looking to find a great deal, now's a good time to buy. We're on the cusp of seeing new, updated iterations of popular tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire lineup, and, while the saying goes, "Out with the old and in with the new," if you're looking for a device with good performance at an affordable price, "in with the old" might be your best game plan.
When new and upgraded gadgets are released, they're usually followed by price … Read more
Among the Android faithful, Google's Nexus 7 remains the tablet of choice, the flagship model stocked with a "pure" install of the OS.
Surprisingly, though, Google hasn't budged on Nexus pricing, even in the face of big cuts from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other competitors in the 7-inch tablet space.
But with new Nexus models imminent, resellers are looking to clear inventory. That's my guess, anyway, as evidenced by this: Staples is offering the Google Nexus 7 (16GB) for $149 shipped and the Nexus 7 (32GB) for $169 shipped when you use coupon code … Read more
Barnes & Noble Chief Executive William Lynch has resigned, following the bookseller's long fight for a Nook tablet that rivals Amazon's Kindle.
It marks the departure of a tech-focused executive who rose to the company's helm from its online business, and puts more authority in the hands of Leonard Riggio, Barnes & Noble's chairman and biggest shareholder.
Through a wave of acquisitions, Riggio built the chain into the country's biggest bookseller, but the company has struggled to find its bearing as Amazon first undermined its traditional book business and then outgunned it on reading devices. … Read more