See if for yourself. With one major software update the Barnes & Noble HD e-reader has been transformed into an excellent, low-end Android tablet.
The recent Google app store software update has turned Barnes & Noble's HD e-reader into a good, low-end Android tablet.
By Ben Hanson: Last week, Barnes & Noble (BKS) announced that it had reached a deal with Google (GOOG) to bring the Google Play store, in addition to other Google apps such as Chrome and Gmail, to the Nook HD and HD+ tablets. This is not terribly surprising; something needed to change. Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble has dropped the price of its Nook tablet just in time for Mother's Day. The Nook HD tablet is now $149, a $50 discount; the larger-screened HD-Plus is $90 off, dropping from $269 to $179. "Amazing price for Mother's Day, in-store and online through 5/12," the bookstore's website reads.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) certainly must have seen a plan for the NOOK e-reader tablets made by Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS), although investing $300 million in the endeavor to create a new company, Nook Media LLC, was basically lunch money in terms of investment – certainly compared to the more than $8 billion the company [...]
Sometimes, even seemingly boring companies can pull a rabbit out of the proverbial hat. That is certainly what happened when Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) revealed that their Nook HD lineup would now add Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play to its products. I won’t suggest that this move will solve all of Barnes & Noble’s ills, but [...]
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) recently announced a new partnership with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) that will effectively catapult its Nook tablet from an e-reader to full-function tablet. Despite running on the Android platform, the Nook has been limited in its functionality as B&N struggled to maintain the distinction between its e-reader and the broader tablet market. In the [...]
Amazon and Barnes & Noble have lowered some of the prices of their tablets for Mother's Day, with savings ranging from $20 to $50. Barnes & Noble's 7-inch Nook HD can now be had for as low as $149. The 16GB variant of the 9-inch Nook...Show More Summary
I'm pleased to be able to offer my new book on all e-book platforms. Just go to this Smashwords page, and you can find the whole gamut of options, from Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, to most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, and others. Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble recently announced a new partnership with Google that will effectively catapult its Nook tablet from an e-reader to full-function tablet. Despite running on the Android platform, the Nook has been limited in its functionality as B&N struggled to maintain the distinction between its e-reader and the broader tablet market. Show More Summary
Did Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet just get competitive with the iPad?
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this roundup, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of...Show More Summary
Two can play the discounted-tablet-for-Mother's-Day game. Just a day after Barnes & Noble slashed Nook tablet prices across the board, Amazon has cut the prices of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD to $179 (16GB) and $209 (32GB) for the occasion. Show More Summary
If you’re not following the calendar, Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12. That means you need to get mom something cool to thank her for putting up with all…
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Following last week's decision to make its tablet actually useful with the addition of Google Apps, Barnes & Noble has now slashed the price of its NookHD range. Read more...
Barnes and Noble is once again cutting the price of its flagship Nook HD+ and Nook HD tablets which are reduced by up to 30 percent in the US as part... Keep reading ?
As if bringing the Nook HD and HD+ access to Google Play this week wasn't already a sweet deal, Barnes & Noble is temporarily slashing the prices for its two reading-focused tablets. The reductions will last until the end of Mother's...Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble got a lot of buzz a few days ago when it released a big new software update for its Nook HD tablet. The software update adds the Google Play store, which is the online shop for Android phones where Google sells apps, music, movies, magazines, etc. Show More Summary
Tablet deal of the year? (Click image to enlarge). (Credit: Screenshot by David Carnoy/CNET) This tablet deal may be hard to beat. After adding the Google Play store to its tablets on Friday, Barnes & Noble is now offering major discounts on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ in a one-week-only sale for Mother's Day. Show More Summary