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HD Report | August 18, 2017

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Barnes & Noble updates NOOK apps for Android & iOS

August 26, 2013 |

Barnes & Noble has updated the NOOK reading apps for Google Android and Apple iOS devices, with several improvements on both platforms including support for HD magazines and higher quality images. The apps from B&N are free to download from … Read More

Nooks no more [Updated]

June 25, 2013 |

At least Nooks distributed by Barnes & Noble. The book seller announced today it would no longer be developing Nook products, after the tablet business proved unprofitable with a negative EBITDA of $475 million reported today in B&N’s earnings release. … Read More

Barnes & Noble reduces NOOK HD and HD+ pricing this week

June 9, 2013 |

Barnes & Noble has reduced the price of the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets this week through June 16. The special pricing is in celebration of Father’s Day and drops prices up to 44% off (NOOK HD+ 16GB). Both … Read More

NOOK HD tablets get Google Play Android apps

May 4, 2013 |

If you’re a NOOK HD owner your device just got a little more fun, as Barnes & Noble announced the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets now have access to Android apps on Google Play. The app choices for NOOK HD devices on Google Play number over 700,000, including popular applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, as well as thousands of games and other apps NOOK HDs were previously not privy to. The 7″ (NOOK HD) and 9″ (NOOK HD+) tablets are also compatible with Google products such as Chrome, Gmail, Google Play Music, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps. Read More

NOOK owners get free paid app on Fridays

March 11, 2013 |

Last Friday NOOK customers were offered the OfficeSuite Professional 7 app from MobiSystems for free. The $14.99 app launched the expansion of Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Free Fridays, where you can download a featured paid NOOK Book (and now app) every Friday. Last Friday’s free book was David Rhodes’ triumphant Driftless. Supporting NOOK models include NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Free Friday titles will be announced on NOOK’s Twitter page, as well as Facebook and the NOOK Store.  Read More

Nook HD tablets get more video content

March 7, 2013 |


So much for reading on your Nook, Barnes & Noble has announced content deals with major studios including Lionsgate, MGM, and Paramount Pictures that will make it hard to get to the latest NY Times Best Seller. We’re talking titles like The Hunger Games, Flight, Skyfall, Paranormal Activity 4, and films from the Twilight franchise. Additional video content will come from Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff. And, if you’ve got an UltraViolet account yet you’ll be able to watch your UV-enabled titles on your Nook HD by linking to the NOOK Cloud. Read More

B&N reveals NOOK HD tablets and NOOK Video service

September 26, 2012 |

NOOK HD Blk AngleBookseller Barnes & Noble has revealed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, two new tablets aimed at competing with Apple’s iPad, Amazon’s Kindle, and other glossy tablets with high resolution video playback. B&N’s new tablets will be available in 7-inch and 9-inch display models, boasting 1440×900 or 1920×1280 resolution, respectively. In regards to HD classification, the NOOK HD supports up to 720p resolution (at 243ppi), while the NOOK HD+ supports up to 1080p (at 256ppi). The tablets house dual-core processors at either 1.5GHz (NOOK HD) or 1.5GHz (NOOK HD+), and support all the available NOOK apps in the NOOK store. Read More