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NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets take on Kindle Fire HD

Barnes & Noble's response to the new Kindle Fire HD are here, and the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ don't hold back. Each packing an HD-capable display - 7-inch 1440 x 900 on the HD, and 9-inch 1920 x 1280 on the HD+ - the two slates run a carefully-re-crafted version of Android with new multi-user Profile support.

Barnes & Noble unveils Nook Video

Barnes & Noble's series of Nook tablets and ereaders are impressive, but because of their inferior ecosystem to Amazon, the devices aren't as appealing as they could be. Barnes & Noble is working hard to change that, and today they have unveiled Nook Video, which is a new online store featuring a collection of movies and TV shows.

Future Barnes & Noble Nooks coming with NFC

So, what's the one feature missing from Barnes & Noble's Nook hardware? If you said "Ice Cream Sandwich", you're... well you're right, but not in this context. If you said "a camera for web chat".... well you're probably right there too. But for a retail-focused company like Barnes & Noble, one of the things they're missing is NFC. According to a Forbes interview with B&N CEO William Lynch, they won't be missing it for long.

Microsoft pays $300m for a stake in Barnes & Noble’s ebooks

Business makes some strange bedfellows, and somewhere in the patent suit that Microsoft lobbed at Barnes & Noble a corporate romance bloomed. Now the Redmond software giant has invested a whopping $300 million into the bookseller's newly formed digital and college division, which will almost certainly take over the growing Nook e-reader business. Microsoft will own 17.6% of the unnamed subsidiary, with Barnes & Noble owning the other 82.4% (virtual value: $1.4 billion).

NOOK Simple Touch announced with GlowLight for $139 coming May 1st

Barnes and Noble are back with another e-reader for the world to enjoy. Many might now know this, but even the black and white e-readers run on Android. There are multiple hacks and tweaks available but today we have a brand new model to tell you about. The all new NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight. This is a front-lit display as we reported on yesterday, and will be amazing in the dark.

Nook Simple Touch update to add front-lighted screen

The Nook Simple Touch doesn't get enough love - it's a portable, long-lasting touch sensitive e-reader for a hundred bucks. Oh, and it runs Android, with an active community of ROMs and mods behind it. And according to some leaked material from manufacturer Barnes and Noble, its one weakness may soon be put to rest. The Digital Reader found a pamphlet for a new version of the Nook Simple Touch, with an integrated "Glowlight" - a front-mounted LED that lights up the black and white e-ink screen at night. These styles of screen lights used to be all the rage in the days of black and white phones and Palm Pilots.

Nook Touch hack enables multi-touch on e-ink

The Nook Color and Nook Tablet get the most attention out of Barnes & Noble's e-reader line, at least from an Android modder standpoint, but many forget that all of the Nook devices run Android - and all have been thoroughly modded. Even the humble Nook Touch has been thoroughly rooted with custom apps and ROMs, though the e-ink reader's hardware limitation prevents some of the more basic Android tasks from being completed. One of those can be disregarded now: XDA members wheiltijohnny and Mani100 have devised some custom code that enables multi-touch gestures for the diminutive e-ink reader.

Nook e-readers and tablets may be coming to the UK soon

The Barnes & Noble Nook line of e-readers and its more media-friendly Nook Color and Nook Tablet entries have gained a lot of fans here in the US, but in international markets they're basically a no-show. That may be coming to an end soon: a Nook developer workshop will be held on March 19th in London, reports E-Book Magazine. That's definitely an indication that Barnes & Noble is interested in the UK market, where its competitor Amazon has had basically free rein for the last few years.

NOOK Tablet internal storage partitioning coming this March

Barnes and Noble has made a few changes to their popular NOOK tablet line. This morning officially announcing they'll start selling a slightly lower model with only 8GB of internal storage to better compete with the Kindle Fire. The NOOK has a micro-SD slot for expanded storage but out of the box users only get 1GB of the 8 or 16GB included to add their own pictures, music, or video. The rest is reserved for downloads from the NOOK store. Next month that will all be changing after the countless complaints regarding the matter.
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