Nook Tablet

  • If Barnes & Noble Wants To Take Its Nook Tablet Abroad, It Has A Lot Of Work To Do

    If Barnes & Noble Wants To Take Its Nook Tablet Abroad, It Has A Lot Of Work To Do

    An enlightening and frustrating evening in equal measure this evening in London, where Barnes & Noble sponsored a Nook developer event and panel discussion on the state of the tablet market. The bookseller is definitely planning to launch its tablet outside of the U.S. — the company has confirmed as much, and the fact that they’re here in London attests to that — but after… Read More

  • It’s On: 8GB Nook Tablet Takes Aim At Kindle Fire With $199 Price Tag

    It’s On: 8GB Nook Tablet Takes Aim At Kindle Fire With $199 Price Tag

    While initial reports pointed at a launch on February 22, Barnes & Noble has just taken to the wires to officially announce the release of the new 8GB Nook Tablet. As expected the new Nook variant has a price tag to match its reduced memory capacity, and with both now selling for $199 the battle between the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire seems ready to heat up once more. Read More

  • Barnes & Noble To Take On Amazon (Again) With A New 8GB Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble To Take On Amazon (Again) With A New 8GB Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble seemed pleasantly surprised when they announced their Nook Tablet “exceeded expectations” over the holidays, but their 70% year-over-year jump in device sales paled in comparison to rival Amazon’s 177%. That their flagship Nook Tablet cost a full $50 more than the Kindle Fire certainly didn’t help, but that should change soon — according to… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Has Shipped One Million Nook Tablets, Industry Report States

    Barnes & Noble Has Shipped One Million Nook Tablets, Industry Report States

    With all the hype around the Kindle Fire it’s easy to forget about the Nook Tablet. The other budget Android tablet is zipping along nicely according to industry watchdog Digitimes. The outlet, citing upstream component suppliers, is reporting that B&N has shipped (note: not sold) one million units since the Nook Tablet’s mid-November launch. Plus, due to strong initial… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Reports Q2 Net Loss Of $6.6M, Says NOOK Is Now A $220 Million Business

    Barnes & Noble Reports Q2 Net Loss Of $6.6M, Says NOOK Is Now A $220 Million Business

    Barnes & Noble this morning reported sales and earnings for its second quarter ended October 29, 2011, and they’re a mixed bag. Total sales decreased slightly, from $1.9 billion to $1.89 billion, compared to the prior year. The company posted a net loss of $6.6 million for the quarter, or $0.17 per share, as compared to a net loss of $12.6 million last year. This is below Wall… Read More

  • The Nook Tablet Gets Torn Apart For Fun And Profit

    The Nook Tablet Gets Torn Apart For Fun And Profit

    The fine folks over at iFixit just posted their latest trademark teardown guide. This time around the victim is the brand new Nook Tablet. Much like its Kindle counterpart, the low-cost B&N tablet doesn’t hide anything all that surprising. It is, after all, just an upgraded Nook Color. Read More

  • The Death Of The Spec

    The Death Of The Spec

    Earlier today, my colleague Matt Burns wrote a post noting that most tablet makers may be largely failing because they’ve sold their soul to Android and are now just in the middle of a spec war, which no one can win. I’m gonna go one step further in that line of thinking: the spec is dead. There have been a few key stories from the past couple of weeks that highlight this new reality. Read More

  • Barnes and Noble To Debut $249 Nook Tablet On November 16?

    Barnes and Noble To Debut $249 Nook Tablet On November 16?

    Amazon’s Kindle Fire turned its fair share of heads this past September, but rival Barnes and Noble wasn’t just sitting around twiddling their thumbs with the Fire grabbed headlines. Barnes and Noble has already tested the tablet/reader concept with the Nook Color, and now Engadget reports that the company is ready for round 2 with the new Nook Tablet. Read More