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  • Barnes & Noble Updates The Year-Old Nook Color, Adds Netflix, Flixster And More

    Barnes & Noble Updates The Year-Old Nook Color, Adds Netflix, Flixster And More

    Barnes & Noble isn’t done with its original tablet. The Nook Color is over a year old and it just got its largest update to date that brings Netflix, Flixster, and access to Nook Comics and PagePerfect Nook Books. The Nook Color paved the way for the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet by showing there’s a market for a content-driven low-cost tablet. The Nook Color was almost instantly… Read More

  • Nook Color Gets Its First Dedicated Twitter App

    Nook Color Gets Its First Dedicated Twitter App

    The Nook Color is getting its first dedicated Twitter application today, an app called Tweek built by the boutique software consultancy DIG based in Tampa. To be clear, this isn’t the first app on the Nook Color to support Twitter. There’s already Seesmic, for example, which provides access to Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz and more. Celebrity Tweets, meanwhile, aggregates… Read More

  • On Wednesday, Amazon Will Unveil The “Kindle Fire”

    On Wednesday, Amazon Will Unveil The “Kindle Fire”

    Last Friday, Amazon sent out invites to a press conference being held this coming Wednesday. They didn’t give away any details in the invite, but given our scoop earlier this month, everyone assumed it was to unveil the new Kindle tablet. We can now confirm this is correct. And we know a bit more. On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. Yes, this is… Read More

  • Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It, Played With It.

    Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It, Played With It.

    It’s called simply the “Amazon Kindle”. But it’s not like any Kindle you’ve seen before. It displays content in full color. It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it runs Android. Rumors of Amazon making a full-fledged tablet device have persisted for a while. I believe we were one of the first to report on the possibility from a credible source — the… Read More

  • Barnes And Noble Preparing Nook Color 2 For September Launch?

    Barnes And Noble Preparing Nook Color 2 For September Launch?

    Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color eReader is a fan favorite, not only because it’s great for reading, but also because with a little hackery it becomes a surprisingly decent Android tablet. A new report from Taiwan today indicates that Barnes and Noble has a sequel in the works, and that it could hit stores shelves as early as this month, potentially before Amazon’s own big… Read More

  • MeeGo Hacked Onto The Nook Color

    Getting Android on a Nook Color isn’t so much hacking anymore. It’s pretty damn easy at this point. But MeeGo, well, MeeGo is a different story. It apparently took one week of work to get the mobile OS onto the Nook Color, but the results are pretty impressive. It looks stable, quick and mighty sexy. Video after the jump. Read More

  • B&N Sends Invites For A Special Announcement

    Well, after several leaks, an SEC filing, and random speculation from random bloggers, Barnes & Noble just sent out an invite for a Special Announcement. Ready for more random speculation from a random blogger? Here! We! Go! Read More

  • B&N Serves Up 1 Million Nook App Downloads

    Barnes & Noble just announced that Nook Color users have downloaded over 1 millon apps so far, including Angry Birds, Drawing Pad, and Pulse. Obviously 1 million apps in comparison to the numbers downloaded (notice they didn’t say “sold”) is fairly paltry but it’s a great start. This bit of news confirms what we’ve been saying for a while: the Nook is kind of… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: The BlackBerry Playbook Vs. The Color Nook

    Tablets and electronic book readers are on a collision course. In this episode of Fly or Die , ChrunchGear editor John Biggs and I discuss the pros and cons of the new BlackBerry Playbook and the Color Nook from Barnes & Noble. The PlayBook is fast and a solid effort from our much-beleaguered Canadian friends. But is it too little, too late? If you are a BackBerry user and want a tablet… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Buy The Nook Color From Best Buy And Score A $25 Gift Card

    B&N officially made the Nook Color the best iPad alternative tablet last week with the addition of email, calander, and apps. It was already a fan favorite with those features and more, but only by way of a healthy dose of modding. Now anyone can buy the Nook Color and most of the features modders have been enjoying for months. If you’re going to buy it, why not snag it from Best… Read More

  • Nook Color Update Brings Froyo, Email, And Apps To The Color "Ereader"

    The Nook Color has always been considered a wannabe Android tablet and the latest update makes the 7–incher more tablet than ereader. Previously, modders opened up the platform to all sorts of Android tomfoolery, allowing users to run nearly stock Android builds that brought email, proper web browsing and apps to the device. Never mind that nonsense, Barnes & Noble just added… Read More

  • Xoom Too Expensive? Try These 5 Inexpensive Android Tablets Instead

    The comments on yesterday’s post concerning the Xoom’s bungled launch stated loud and clear that people want inexpensive Android tablets — or at least that the high MSRP was the Xoom’s undoing. The thought is that if you’re going to spend over $500 on a tablet, the iPad is the only choice, which therefore makes the $800 Xoom a no-sale. I sort of agree with that… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Now Allows Nook App Submissions (But Nothing Dirty, Please)

    Barnes & Noble just announced that they’re opening their Nook platform to developers and will now begin accepting apps. If you thought this was a great opportunity to submit your “Fart Blaster” or “Ragdoll Boobies” app, think again: B&N will be running an “app review/acceptance process that will follow the company’s content acceptance policies… Read More

  • Estimates Point To 3 Million Nooks Color Sold

    This, multiplied by a million minus 1 million Digitimes “sources” are stating that 3 million Nooks Color have rolled off the assembly line and into stores over the past year, giving the Nook Color firmly at 50% of the “iPad-like” tablet market. They estimated 600,000-700,000 sales per month in January and February during the post-holiday gift card redemption season. Read More

  • Nook Confirms April Update, New Applications

    Looks like HSN wasn’t lying when they said the Nook Color would be getting an update next month. Of course, they continue to lie about the price of the device ($500, HSN? Really?), but that’s a whole other thing. Read More

  • Here Comes The Nook App Store (And Flash Support)

    While the Nook Color may be a popular tablet for hacking, it’s also just a plain ol’ e-reader — or so they say. Now that they’re adding the Nook Store, a device-specific market for apps, like that on the Galaxy Tab. It’s not the full Android Market, but if you’re looking to augment your Nook Color a bit, this is will be easier than hacking it. Also, it… Read More

  • Who Says Tablets Are Useless? This One's Running A Minecraft Server

    Now, this isn’t exactly groundbreaking stuff, but it does really demonstrate the fact that all tablets (especially the more recent and hackable ones) are just small computers. Anything’s possible — convenient, perhaps not, but if you’re looking to take full advantage of the hardware you’ve just bought, there are definitely ways to go about doing that. Read More

  • Microsoft Alleges Patent Infringement On Barnes & Noble E-Reader Devices

    Microsoft has filed suit against Barnes & Noble, creators of the Nook and Nook Color e-readers, as well as the manufacturers of those devices. The companies allegedly infringe on a number of patents filed between 1998 and 2005, generally applying to UI elements associated with browsing and downloading information. Like many patents from that period (for example those cited by Paul Allen… Read More

  • The Great Valentine’s Day Nook Color Case Gift Guide

    You know the drill: Valentine’s Day is next week so here’s come Nook Color cases that would make great gifts. Herp derp. We looked at Kindle cases yesterday so it only makes sense to look at the B&N counterpart. Not surprisingly, there’s a much smaller accessory market for Nook Color cases and that’s reflected in this gift guide. There simply aren’t that many… Read More

  • Android 3.0 Running (Poorly) On Nook Color

    Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) just recently got its first SDK release, and it looks like the enterprising hackers in the Android community have already ported it to the Nook Color hardware. Well, partially. It’s a “zombie” made by mixing the SDK with the Nook’s kernel, and it runs like a dog. Getting hardware acceleration (a major part of the UI snappiness in Honeycomb)… Read More