Next-gen B&N NOOK tablet on the way

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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


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 […]

B&N is done making NOOK tablets, will keep delivering NOOK eReaders

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Barnes & Noble is pulling the plug on its NOOK tablet line, and will stop manufacturing new Android tablet, although the retailer will reach out to other device makers. In other words, you may still be able to walk into a B&N store and buy a tablet with the NOOK Shop preloaded a year from […]

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)


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 […]

Barnes & Noble is selling refurbished 16GB NOOK Tablets for $90

NOOK Tablet

Now that Barnes & Noble is pushing the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets, the company is selling off its older tablets at ridiculously low prices. Just over a year ago the NOOK Tablet went on sale for $199. Today you can get a refurbished model for $90. The company is selling of refurbished NOOK […]

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 […]

Deals of the Day (9-18-2012)

B&N NOOK Tablet

Amazon and Kobo have already introduced their 2012 model Android tablets, but Barnes & Noble is still selling last year’s model for $179 and up. The good news is that means you can find them really cheap from time to time. At the moment, B&N is selling refurbished 16GB NOOK Tablets through its eBay store […]

CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1) For the NOOK Tablet makes serious progress

NOOK Tablet with CyanogenMod 10

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is a 7 inch tablet and eReader that ships with B&N’s custom version of Android. But folks have been rooting the tablet and installing their own custom builds of Android on the device since shortly after the NOOK Tablet hit the streets last year. In July we saw the […]

B&N drops NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet prices ($149 to $199)

B&N NOOK tablets

Barnes & Noble is knocking $20 to $50 off the prices of its NOOK tablets running Google Android software. You can now pick up a NOOK Color for $149, an 8GB NOOK Tablet for $179, or a 16GB model for $199. The price cuts come the better part of a year after B&N introduced the […]

ForeverMap 2 brings maps and navigation to the Nook Tablet and Nook Color

ForeverMap 2

When Barnes & Noble introduced the Nook Color then the Nook Tablet, they each cost far less than most slates on the market. The bookseller partially achieved this by leaving out some hardware, such as cameras, Bluetooth, and GPS radios. Despite this lack, it’s now possible to use both Nook tabs as GPS navigation devices. […]