Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

Nate Has The Scoop: New Nook Coming!

Update May 26, 2011: Search engines keep leading everyone to this older post. These are the new ones:

Barnes & Noble Unveils New Nook
Barnes & Noble Nook Website Change
Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Size Comparison
Nook Touch Demo Video

Now back to the original post …

New Nook coming May 24! Mirasol?

Nate speculates that this could be a device with a Mirasol screen.

I’ll go him one better. It won’t be called the Nook.

With a Mirasol screen, it’ll have a new name, something like Nook Duo.

I don’t think Mirasol has a 1024×600 pixel screen, so this is bound to be the same 600×800 resolution of the classic Nook.

But lacking the eInk flashing, Barnes & Noble can now make it both smaller and lighter by dispensing with the separate color touchscreen. I expect the entire screen to be touchy and to sport a new UI more like that of the NookColor.

Given the NookColor is $249, will they price this at $199? Or drop the NookColor to $199 and price this new one at $249?

Update: I just checked the PTO. B&N filed for “Nook2” and “Nook 2” trademark registration in June 2010. On the other hand, on March 29, 2011, the beard company B&N uses, Fission LLC, filed an application for “The Simple Touch Reader.” I can’t see them giving up the Nook brand, so this might be a marketing tagline for the new device. That would confirm my thinking that it will be all touchscreen.

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Acer Iconia A100 7″ With Honeycomb

Via Liliputing and Carrypad.

I wonder if this will be the 7″ tablet I’ve been looking for? The one that will be headache-free. Unlike the HTC Flyer and the Asus Eee Pad MeMO, it doesn’t have a silly stylus.

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Memo To Opera Browser

It’s become an unstable piece of shit that’s no longer worth my time. And there are two arrogant bastards in the Support forums — who might or might not be Opera employees — who should be banned there and then taken out and given bone-breaking beatings.

So, Opera:


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So That’s Why They Called It Nook

A Little Excitement

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Another One Gunning For Twitter

And this one — Convoreunderstands some of what Twitter is missing too:

What is Convore?

Convore is a quick way to instant message with groups of friends in real-time. You can join in on conversations about topics that interest you, or start your own conversations. Don’t worry about missing anything, because we keep track of what you’re not seeing, so that when you return, you can easily catch up! But don’t take our word for it, join in on the fun and see for yourself.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

I’m not ready to join another Twitter-like service.

I’d still like to see Twitter get its shit together. Maybe that’s delusional on my part. Those kids might never grow up.

Previously here:

Twitter As It Stands Is Still A Waste
Bin Laden’s Doom Tweeted Live
More About Twitter
Facebook Wakes Up While Twitter Snores
Twitter’s New Sign-Out Page
Bailing On Twitter: Timing!
Another Lost Opportunity For Twitter
Now Only Here

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A Classic Resurfaces

I haven’t seen this pop up in a while. It still made me laugh out loud.

Electron Band Structure In Germanium, My Ass

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