Nook Sales Down 55%, in Spite of Good Barnes & Noble Holiday Season

Even though Nook was theoretically split from Barnes & Noble, it’s still negatively affecting the company’s financial outcome. The fourth quarter earnings came in this week, showing a positive holiday quarter for B&N, but also bad times for the Nook. Nook revenue dropped by 55% last year, making us wonder if the physical or digital... 

The Next Nook Tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10 inch Slate, Priced at $299

As you know, the standalone Nook is pretty much dead, so now Barnes & Noble relies on Samsung to deliver its book reading experience to the masses. They’re doing that by releasing Galaxy Tab 4 Nook models. There’s already a 7 inch version released in August and priced at $180 and now there’s a $299 one (after a $50 rebate) 10.1... 

OverDrive and NOOK Bring Magazine/Newpaper Lending to the Libraries

OverDrive is a company that handles most public libraries in the USA and also offers services related to eBook borrowing. The company is now expanding to periodicals, via a partnership with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Media segment. The idea is to bring issues of magazines and newspapers to people as lent items from libraries. The service will... 

Samsung and Barnes & Noble Tease Users’ Reaction to Galaxy Tab Nook Tablets (Video)

As you probably know already, Samsung and Barnes & Noble are working together and the fruit of their work is a new NOOK, or better said a Galaxy Tab 4 filled to the brim with Nook content and customization. The product is cobranded by both and it’s accompanied by the videos below, that show people’s reaction to this partnership and the... 

Samsung Preparing Nook Tablet for August 20 Launch

Earlier this summer we got wind of a partnership between Samsung and Barnes & Noble, that would spawn Nook cobranded tablets this year. Now such a model is coming this month, unveiled during an August 20 event, it appears. The two companies haven’t unveiled a device in common just yet, so this may be their first. They have started inviting... 

Nook Tablet Refresh Expected This Year, This time B&N Finds New Partner

Barnes & Noble is expected to launch a new Nook Color tablet later in 2014 and this time Barnes & Noble will resort to outsourcing to make this product possible. The company has lost less money than previously in the last quarter as their development ceased and production narrowed. B&N resorted to outsourcing, that’s the secret. Nook... 

Barnes & Noble Nook Slates Get Android 4.4 KitKat Thanks to N2A Cards

Barnes & Noble’s Nook is getting Android 4.4 KitKat these days, but not officially. The folks of N2A Cards have updated their specialized plug and play SD card, that offers the Nook Color, Nook Tablet, Nook HD and Nook HD+ the ability to boot into stock Android 4.4 KitKat. N2A cards come with a price, so preloaded microSD cards with everything... 

New Barnes & Noble Tablet Leaks With Tegra 4 Chipset on Board

Barnes & Noble is preparing a new Nook tablet and a bunch of leaked benchmarks are confirming the existence of the product. It appears that the slate will feature an Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset and below you can see the first results related to its graphics performance. The leak comes via GFX Bench, showing us a Barnes & Noble tablet with a CPU... 

Nook GlowLight Ereader Announced, Updates Design and Glow

Barnes & Noble launched the Simple Touch ereader with Glowlight about a year ago and now it’s time for an upgrade. Thus, B&N announced the Nook GlowLight, that’s shown below. This new ereader brings a fresh design, hardware changes and updates to the system interface. Seamless page flipping is also mentioned and the new device manages... 

Microsoft May be Preparing to Purchase Nook Media

Microsoft has been hovering over Nook Media and Barnes & Noble for a while now. The two parties had a patent lawsuit problem, then Microsoft put some money on the table and now they want to spend even more to acquire them. Hostile takeover anyone? Anyway, MS has brought the big guns, since they may be considering a $1 billion purchase of Nook Media... 

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