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  • Nook shipments pushed back again? Nearly impossible to cancel orders?

    We just got a troubling tip from a concerned Nook buyer. I say buyer because he still hasn’t received his Nook. He ordered the Barnes & Noble ebook reader on November 12 and the device was originally supposed to ship on November 30th. But you may recall that date was pushed back to December 11th Frustrated by the delay, he successfully completed the cancellation process on… Read More

  • The Nook gets Pandora, web browser, Facebook apps

    In the proud tradition of the CueCat the street is finding its own use for the Nook, adding Facebook, Pandora, and Browser apps to the ereader. Nookdevs have already rooted the Android-powered ebook and programmers have succeeded in installing multiple apps that have been ported to the version of the OS running on the Nook. Read More

  • Barnes and Noble Nook e-Book Reader Rooted

    The recently released e-book reader from Barnes & Noble, the Nook, has been rooted by the community of enthusiasts at nookdevs.com. The complete instructions for hacking the device and obtaining root access are detailed on the site. The Nook went on sale in late November and aims to compete with the dominant Amazon Kindle, a device which has spurred its own community of hackers and… Read More

  • Hacknooks!

    We knew the nook had some Android blood in it, but it’s been kept well-hidden, merely an underpinning for its custom UI. We expected some special apps or minor compatibility with existing stuff to be pushed out later on, but of course some people can’t wait until “later on.” Read More

  • The tide has turned: Nook is dead this season

    The Nook is the Blackberry Storm of 2009. Straight up. Reviews are so bad and popular opinion is so negative that it will be a wonder if these things don’t end up under a parking lot in the New Mexico desert come May. Read More

  • Nook is getting it in the noots

    Man, B&N can’t get a break. David Pogue, the only tech writer who still likes to cuddle, hates him the Nook. The device is unresponsive, the color touchscreen is dumb, and those “million books” the Nook offers? Most of them err janky Google scans. His bottom line? To use the technical term, it’s slower than an anesthetized slug in winter. Read More

  • Nook demo units showing up in stores, use this locator to find one near you

    The Nook saga continues as demo units are reportable showing up in brick and mortar locations. Too bad there will not be any available for purchase until next month, but at least you can actually spend sometime with the dual-screen ebook reader before you pre-order now. Speaking of pre-orders, the website still lists January 15 as the expected ship date. I know, that’s no fun. Read More

  • McCracken looks at the Nook

    We didn’t get a Nook yet but Harry McCracken at Technologizer did, which means he’s better than us. Why? Because his last name reminds me of a sea monster. Anyway, Harry found the Nook to be a 1.0 product at best and a 0.1 product at worst. His bottom line: Let’s get one thing out of the way right now: The Nook isn’t a Kindle killer–not in this initial form, at least. Read More

  • Nook retail shipment delayed to meet Internet orders

    You’re going to have to wait a bit longer to pick up the $260 Nook in some Barnes & Noble retail stores. The lot that was earmarked for the brick and mortar retail market has been redirected to fullfill Internet pre-orders. Those damn early adopters always get all the fun. Read More

  • The Barnes & Noble nook is officially sold out

    Figures. Just yesterday we write about all the different e-books you can get your hands on this holiday shopping season, and then we get a bombshell:Barnes & Noble is 100 percent sold out of nook. The company says that it has exhausted its current supply, and will only have enough nooks to fulfill current pre-orders. In other words, if you were thinking about getting a nook for Christmas… Read More