With the Nook HD and HD+, Barnes and Noble have perfected tablets to compete with Apple, Amazon and Google.
An ebook reader is designed primarily for reading. In this market, Amazon’s e-Ink Kindle range rule the roost, with revolutionary matte finish displays mimicking paper and boasting impressive battery lives.
Other tablets are designed to download apps, watch movies, play games, listen to music, and browse websites. Essentially, ultra portable laptops with touch screens replacing keyboards, category where Apple’s iPad has been revolutionary.
NOOK-HD – from… Read the rest
Just recently, Barnes and Noble broke the news of bringing its ebook store and Nook ebook readers to the United Kingdom in the middle of October. This step is the mark of the first business expansion outside the US by the market giant. Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight are on the top marketing list of the company as they initiate their plan. The British will be able to enjoy shopping at B&N bookstore where more than 2.5 million ebooks are available… Read the rest
The GlowLight added to the Nook Simple Touch make the two year efforts of Barnes & Noble worthy. The new $139 Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight fulfills the most requested feature of a back light in an e-ink ebook reader. The advanced Nook looks identical to the standard $99 Nook Simple Touch, except for the thin grey border outline around the edge.
NOOK Simple Touch
The payoff is in its lesser weight and appreciable glow light which is in fact not exactly a back light;… Read the rest
What with all the development the gadget world has entailed in the past years, people are already used to ebook readers, the sleek tabs retailed in all tech stores, the convenient ebook, the digital publishing software – which is pretty cool, by the way, and the endless environments developed by Amazon, Google and Apple. They don’t feature just books, but also games, videos, music and of course, tons of apps. Not long ago some tech giants decided to open up a lending library, a virtual… Read the rest
What is the feature that matters the most when talking about an eBook reader or a tablet? Is it the appearance? The internal memory, the processor? Or is it the battery life? In all fairness, all features are extremely important and they all have to be top notch to blend into a quality device.
The life expectancy on an eBook reader is definitely a selling point, as well as it is to a tablet. We hear stories of a 2 month battery life… Read the rest
With all the book wars going on these days, serious readers are being affected and are not happy that on a certain device, a great one at that, they cannot have access to several books because of the conflict that never seems to end between the large publishing companies. In these times of crisis, a new in-house publishing company has risen: Now and Then Reader. The works of numerous artists are available via Amazon’s Kindle Singles, Apple’s iBookstore, Google Books, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.… Read the rest
The Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet has just made its appearance on the market a week ago and so far has received great reviews; people who have started using it thoroughly are quite happy and pleased with their new acquisition. Not only does it run on a Google Android 2.3 operating system, but the Nook can now be rooted in a different way, to allow you the instalment of third party apps. The new rooting technique gives access to Google Android Market – the gigantic… Read the rest