Next-gen B&N NOOK tablet on the way

B&N NOOK lineup

Barnes & Noble is preparing to launch its first new tablet since 2012. In its latest financial report, company officials say B&N is in discussions with hardware partners to develop a new color NOOK device that’ll launch in early fiscal 2015. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait until next year to see a next-gen […]

Next-gen NOOK tablet could have a Tegra 4 CPU

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Barnes & Noble has been giving mixed signals regarding plans for future NOOK tablets. The latest NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets are some of the cheapest decent tablets on the market, and this summer the company suggested it would discontinue its tablet line… only to later clarify that B&N would continue to design tablets, […]

CyanogenMod 10.2 brings Android 4.3 to aging Kindle Fire, NOOK Tablet

B&N NOOK Tablet with CyanogenMod 10.2

It’s been nearly two years since Amazon released the original Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble launched its NOOK Tablet (which was technically the company’s second tablet). While each company offers limited updates and support for those aging devices, the hardware’s still pretty useful — especially thanks to independent developers who continue to bring Google’s […]

Deals of the Day (5-02-2013)

NOOK Tablet

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet may be approaching its second birthday, but the 7 inch tablet is still a pretty good device with a decent display, a reasonably fast processor, and the ability to work as a full-fledged Android tablet if you install CyanogenMod or another custom ROM. B&N doesn’t sell the tablet directly […]

NOOK Tablet gets official nightly builds of CM10.1 (Android 4.2)

NOOK Tablet CM10.1

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet may be showing its age when compared with newer, faster tablets with higher-resolution displays like the NOOK HD. But B&N’s 7 inch tablet from 2011 keeps learning new tricks. A few months ago developers ported an unofficial build of CyanogenMod 10.1 to run on the NOOK Tablet, bringing Android […]

Brad’s mobile reporting kit (CES 2013 edition)

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CES 2013 is about to start up, which means its time for me to put my mobile reporting kit through the paces. From Sunday through Thursday I’ll be running from press event to press event, wandering the show floor, meeting with consumer electronics companies, and somehow trying to find time to write about all of […]

Deals of the Day (12-07-2012)

NOOK Tablet

Now that Barnes & Noble is busy selling its new NOOK HD tablets, you can find some pretty great deals on last year’s models. Today 1SaleADay is offering a 16GB NOOK Tablet with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and a 1 GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor for $100. Here are […]

NOOK Tablet price drops to $159, NOOK Color goes to $139

NOOK Tablet

Starting November 4th, 2012 you’ll be able to pick up a new B&N NOOK Color for $139 or a  NOOK Tablet for $159. Barnes & Noble is cutting prices of its first two Android tablets to help set them apart from the NOOK HD which has a starting price of $199. Update: Prices have fallen […]

B&N to phase out NOOK Color, keep selling the NOOK Tablet

NOOK Tablet

Barnes & Noble may be launching new tablets in November. But the company isn’t ready to discontinue last year’s model yet. You’ll be able to pick up the NOOK Tablet even after the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ hit the streets in a little over a month. The company is finally getting ready to retire […]