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Deals of the Day (12-24-2013)

Looking for a last-minute gift for a reader? Target is selling the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch for $39, and you can pick it up in-store today, which means you don’t have to wait for Santa shipping. The NOOK Simple Touch isn’t B&N’s latest eReader, and it doesn’t have a backlight, like some newer […]

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Deals of the Day (9-05-2013)

Been meaning to pick an eReader, but have a hard time justifying $100 for a device that’s designed to get you to spend more money by purchasing eBooks? While eReader prices are a lot better these days than they were a few years ago, you still have to pay the price of a couple hardcover books to […]

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NOOK tablets, eReaders hit the UK for £79 and up

Barnes & Noble isn’t just launching its new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets in the US this fall. Both of the company’s new tablets will be available in the UK in late November. The company is already selling its NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight eReaders with E Ink displays in the […]

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B&N to sell NOOK at UK retailers Argos, Blackwell’s, Foyles, John Lewis

Barnes & Noble has unveiled its first 4 retail partners in the UK. You’ll soon be able to pick up NOOK eReaders at Argos, Blackwell’s, Foyles, or John Lewis. The bookseller will also make its digital book store available in the UK, which means if you do happen to stop by one of those stores […]

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B&N NOOK Touch with GlowLight available for pre-order for $139

It’s official. Barnes & Noble will be one of the first companies to offer an E Ink eBook reader with a front-lit screen for reading in the dark, eliminating the need for a book light. The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is available for pre-order now for $139. It will be available in stores on […]

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Next-gen NOOK Touch to have front-lit display

It looks like the future is bright for E Ink eBook readers. Literally. Just a few days after reports of a new Kindle with a front-lit screen started making the rounds,  Nate at The Digital Reader snagged a picture of a new NOOK Simple Touch eBook reader with a front-lit display. Update: The NOOK Simple Touch […]

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NOOK Touch hack speeds up E Ink, shows why it’s not ready for tablets

E Ink is a pretty fascinating display technology. Designed for eBook readers, E Ink screens look a lot like ink on paper. But there’s a down side – most eReaders have slow screen refresh rates which means you can’t use them for video or even smooth scrolling in web browser or other applications. That’s not […]