NOOK Color

Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK Tablet may be faster and offer more memory and storage than the 1-year-old NOOK Color. But instead of discontinuing the NOOK Color to make room for the new tablet, the company has decided to keep it around… at a lower price.

While the NOOK Tablet will go on sale next week for $249, you can now pick up a NOOK Color for $199. Some stores started offering the new price this weekend.

The NOOK Color is still a pretty good device for reading eBooks, playing games, or enjoying multimedia content. It has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display, an 800 MHz single core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.

Of course, for just $50 more you an get the NOOK Tablet which has twice the RAM, twice the storage, and a 1 GHz dual core CPU… so I’m not really sure why you’d choose the older tablet. But you know, to each their own.

There’s also a new software update for the NOOK Color which brings new apps including Hulu, Pandora, Grooveshark, and MOG.

NOOK Simple Touch

Barnes & Noble is also dropping the price of the NOOK Simple Touch from $139 to $99. The Simple Touch has a 6 inch E Ink display and a touchscreen. It’s now the same price as an Amazon Kindle Touch — except the Barnes & Noble version doesn’t put ads on your screensaver.

The company has updated the E Ink display to offer faster page-turning. There’s also a software update that offers better battery life — providing up to 2 months of usage on a charge.

via The Verge

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,536 other subscribers