Once left for dead, the Nook might rise from the ashes and become a player in the tablet market.
Barnes & Noble plans to release a new tablet into a battle long lost to Amazon. Why can't the bookstore chain leave its Nook behind?
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Barnes & Noble's tablet range was on ice; while the firm did promise to work with third parties on new models, it went through all of 2013 without fresh devices. The bookseller will soon reward patient fans,...
Despite slow sales and a shrinking market share for its e-reader, the bookstore chain says it will release a new color tablet this year.
Contrary to popular belief, battered and bruised retailer Barnes & Noble is not exiting the tablet business — at least not yet In a earnings call for the fiscal third quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, the company revealed it had cut roughly 26% of its Nook workforce and admitted it had not shipped a new tablet throughout 2013. Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble is cutting jobs and revenues fell again in the third-quarter earnings report released Wednesday, with the Nook segment once again taking a particularly large hit: Nook revenues were $157 million for the quarter, down 50.4 percent from a year ago. But the bookseller says it’s making progress on its goal of selling... Read More
Barnes & Noble’s hardware division hasn’t exactly been churning out tablets left, right and center. The ones that it has released haven’t exactly proven to be hits. Infact, revenues have been plummeting, in the previous quarter alone...Show More Summary
The tablet market is an extremely competitive one, although Apple’s iPad has more or less dominated the scene for the longest time already. Well, the folks over at Barnes & Noble are currently working hard to prepare the launch of its first new tablet since the last release which happened a couple of years ago. Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble's Nook segment took another big hit and the bookseller, which has cut an unspecified number of digital jobs, said more cuts are on the way. Nonetheless, it plans to release a new color device this year.
The stock is up 7.5% to about $18 after G Asset Management disclosed that it has offered to pay $22 a share for 51% of the retail book chain — or $5 a share for 51% of the Nook tablet and e-reader business. The investment firm says that...Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble's Nook was already on death's door, and things look even more grim today after news broke that the company had laid off the tablet's hardware engineers. Initially, Business Insider reported that the company had fired its entire engineering staff for the product. The company later told Ars...
How badly do Barnes & Noble investors want the retailer to ditch its struggling Nook tablet and e-reader business? The company’s shares shot up 7.6% today, with heavy volume, after Business Insider reported that it laid off the unit’s hardware engineers. Show More Summary
Business Insider reports that Barnes and Noble has laid off its Nook hardware engineering team in a drastic effort to return the product and the company to some semblance of a competitive position in the ereader/tablet market. B&N confirmed layoffs but declined to comment on their nature. Read more...
(Credit: N2A Cards) Is your Nook tablet feeling a little long in the tooth? Before you ditch it in favor of something newer, consider your upgrade options. Specifically, your OS upgrade options. It may surprise you to learn that almost any Barnes & Noble Nook tablet can run the latest version of the Android operating system, 4.4 KitKat. Show More Summary
AP/Jae C. Hong Companies can make brilliant moves, but there are also times when things don't work out quite as planned. From a book lover's tablet continuing to fade in the marketplace to a strong year for satellite radio, here's aShow More Summary
This past summer, Barnes & Noble announced that they’d be finding a third-party manufacturer for their Nook line of e-readers and tablets. Then their CEO resigned, mostly due to the failure of Nook hardware and content to save the company. The head of the Nook division took charge of the company, and has now officially been named CEO. So what … [More]
Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet was once seen as a viable competitor to Amazon's Kindle, but now it's basically irrelevant. Barnes & Noble announced Thursday that sales of Nook products plunged 61% this holiday season. The company blamed its poor sales on competition from Apple's iPad and its own failure to release a new tablet. Show More Summary
It’s no secret Barnes & Noble is in a similar financial pickle to BlackBerry when it comes to its hardware manufacturing division, as the Nook line of e-readers and tablets seems but a paltry rival for Amazon’s Kindles at the box-office. B&N...Show More Summary
Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now On Christmas morning children will unwrap their gifts to find a shiny new tablets and e-readers, but this year the Nook is not likely to be one of …