Microsoft on Monday said it will pay $300 million to get a piece of Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet action for the Windows 8 platform. The two companies will partner in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary which will push further into the education market. Barnes & Noble will initially create a Nook app for Windows 8.
Barnes & Noble announced today that it will be bringing its Nook products and digital content to the UK. The E-Ink based Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight will be the first two devices in the initial launch in the UK. That’s not all either– according to the UK Nook website, the Nook Tablet is coming soon as well.
Barnes & Noble has put up an excellent fight over the past few years against the rising tide of digital competitors like iPad, Kindle Fire, etc.
But it would seem that the bookseller has still come up a bit short, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the company has plans to shut down nearly 20 stores per year over the course of the next decade.
Just last week, we learned that B&N had a
Poor sales of the Nook tablet during the last quarter is allegedly causing executives at Barnes & Noble to rethink the company's strategy with regards to digital media. But does the company have what it takes to make the switch into licensing?
Following the lead of the newly launched Kindle Fire HD tablets, Barnes & Noble has just announced two new additions to the Nook family: the 7-inch and 9-inch Nook HD+ tablets. The 7-inch Nook HD will be known as the world’s lightest and highest-resolution HD tablet, while the 9-inch Nook HD+ will be identified as the world’s lightest full HD tablet.
Amazon’s shiny new Kindle Paperwhite will start trickling out of the company’s myriad warehouses in short order, but it seems e-reading rival Barnes & Noble won’t let Amazon set foot in the illuminated e-reader market unanswered.
To that end, BN has announced that it has cut the price of its conceptually-similar Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight from $139 to $119 — the same pri
As consumers start to get their hands on a new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 device, some will certainly want to stretch the capabilities of their new tablet. They will be met with frustration if they decide to pursue a new bootloader as it appears Amazon has locked down the devices extra tight.
Short of an iPad, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Nook HD+ are about as good as it gets in the 10-inch media tablet space, so we thought it only fitting to Fly or Die these bad boys side-by-side.
Though John and I did disagree a bit on which is best, we can both agree that either of these media tablets is an excellent buy for the avid reader and movie lover.
Microsoft’s $300 million deal with Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), announced today, ain’t about the Nook. Instead, it is about the Nook Book Store. Indeed, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) finally has an online store that truly impresses The VAR Guy. And the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble deal sets up a potential showdown vs. Amazon Kindle eBooks vs. Apple iBooks and the iBookstore.