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  • June 26, 2012
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The Nook Color is in many ways an android tablet, but one fo the ways it falls short is with digital comics.  Many of the comics apps support features like directed viewing, and that’s a trick that the Nook Color only learned today. Barnes & Noble announced today that a newly available update for the…

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  • April 25, 2012
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The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, now available for $139, has one key update over prior models: With its built in LED lighting, you can read your e-Ink content in the dark. Reviews are generally favorable although at least one points out that the new Nook has a slightly differently screen surface…

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  • April 5, 2012
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One in five Americans say they’ve read an e-book in the last year, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Those numbers come from a late-January survey, and they’re up sharply from a December 2011 survey. Pew says the jump coincides with a rise in e-reading hardware:…

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  • March 27, 2012
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Barnes & Noble is offering an amazing deal via eBay, that I would grab up in a heartbeat if I weren’t $80 overdrawn at the moment: a refurbished Nook Color (the first-generation tablet, not the Nook Tablet) for $129, plus a refurbished Nook Simple Touch for $20 more. It’s not clear how long this deal…

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  • March 26, 2012
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Do e-readers get young people reading? Here’s some more anecdotal evidence. “Author in training” K.D. Rush blogs about his eldest daughter receiving a Nook for Christmas and going from someone who just doesn’t care for reading to the sort of person who pulls a paperback version of The Hunger Games out of her purse when…

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  • March 21, 2012
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Which is the better e-reader, Nook or Kindle? If you listen to Consumer Reports, the answer is the Nook—by a nose. Book eReader reports that CR’s latest review, comparing the Kindle to the Nook Simple Touch, calls the Nook better…by 1 point. The Nook tied the Kindle on most things, such as battery life and…

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  • March 20, 2012
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A brief piece on PaidContent by Laura Hazard Owen today covered the Barnes & Noble Nook Development Conference at Mobile Monday London. B&N didn’t really say much about when or if the Nook would be available internationally. The company did say it had no plans to open stores outside the US, and has not confirmed…

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  • March 20, 2012
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Now that I’ve abandoned Amazon I need to find an alternate ebook retailer. Even though I’m switching platforms I have no desire to buy someone else’s dedicated e-reader. My plan is to do more reading on my new Asus Android tablet. B&N was my first choice but my initial results have been very disappointing. The…

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  • March 14, 2012
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From the press release: Barnes & Noble has updated its popular, free NOOK for Android app, bringing NOOK Comics to Android tablet customers. With the version 3.1 update, Android tablet users can now access Barnes & Noble’s expansive collection of comics, graphic novels and manga on their 7- to 10-inch devices (Android OS 2.2 and…

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  • March 14, 2012
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If you’re in need of an eReader, Barnes & Noble has the Nook Color on sale today. It’s the refurbished model, but this is still  worthwhile device. B&N has continued to support the Nook Color with software updates, and by all accounts they plan to keep doing so. The hardware design is getting a little…