Category Archives: Barnes & Noble Nook

Pipo P1: First Review


It’s at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

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So This Is How The Nook Ends

Samsung and Barnes & Noble Announce Partnership to Create Co-Branded Tablets

The companies are expected to introduce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK in a 7-inch version in the U.S. in early August. The co-branded tablets will be prominently displayed along with NOOK eReaders and sold at Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores across the U.S. and online at, one of the leading e-commerce sites.

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Amazon Finally Wins In eBooks

Kobo objects to potentially “devastating” Competition Bureau agreement on agency pricing

By analogy, in the US, when Agency Lite was brought into existence, Kobo saw its net revenues steadily decline. Kobo has since stopped investing in marketing in the US, closed its office in Chicago and is focusing on other markets. Its market share and revenues are now negligible there.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Well, there it is. What I’ve thought was the case for at least the past year.

B&N’s Nook division goes into a death-spiral of losses.

Sony pulls out and sends it eBook customers to Kobo.

Now Kobo is saying it has basically written off the American market.

That leaves Amazon as undisputed winner.

Tell me again how ePub 3 is going to save everyone from Amazon…

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The Nook RT Lives. But Nook Is Dead.

Multiple reports out of China — which should be considered official leaks from Microsoft because that’s how the Chinese roll — indicate that the long-rumored Nook RT is still coming [Google Translate, Google Translate, Google Translate].

Or at least a cheap Windows RT tablet is.

Microsoft hasn’t given up its goal of shoving RT down the throats an OS running on an ARM CPU and has decided to partner with Inventec and Allwinner.

Inventec does crappy industrial design.

Allwinner makes second-tier CPUs that require cheating at AnTuTu to sell as tablets.

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Nano-Fondle: Nook Glowlight

Photos taken yesterday Friday November 8, 2013. Resampled and resized to VGA, click any to enlarge.

In between having to do other things in Manhattan yesterday, I popped into the Barnes & Noble I usually go to and fondled the new Nook Glowlight.


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Barnes & Noble’s New, Dumber, Final Nook

It’s fitting that Barnes & Noble (or Nook Media, or whoever the hell they are now) made this latest eInk Nook device white.

White like a tombstone.

They did away with the microSD card slot. Thus making the prior model more useful to people than this one.

This isn’t even worth my time to grab someone else’s photo. Go see it here:

Engadget: Barnes & Noble’s Nook GlowLight is lighter, brighter, whiter, with less Simple Touch for $119

The Verge: Barnes & Noble’s new Nook GlowLight is lighter, faster, and full of ideas

Techcrunch: Barnes & Noble Outs The $119 Nook GlowLight, We Go Hands-On

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Barnes & Noble Tries To Un-Titanic Nook Media

Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results

The NOOK segment, which consists of the company’s digital business (including devices, digital content and accessories), reported revenues of $153 million for the quarter, a decrease of 20.2% from a year ago. Device and accessories sales were $84 million for the quarter, a decrease of 23.1% from a year ago, due to lower unit selling volume. Digital content sales were $69 million for the quarter, a decline of 15.8% compared to a year ago, due in part to lower device unit sales as well as the comparison to The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey trilogies. Excluding the impact of these two titles, digital content sales decreased 6.9%.

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This Just Happened

ROI for Microsoft’s dollars or a sign of a Microsoft acquisition of Nook Media after all?

Same-day update: Nope, it’s part of a two-tweet promo. I missed the first tweet:


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Tech Photos From Today

An unplanned trip to Manhattan today. Stopped in some stores and pawed at or just looked at a few things. All photos have been resized any resampled to VGA; click any to enlarge.



That’s the new Acer eight-inch full Windows 8 tablet. I don’t think that’s going to sell big. At eight inches, a 4:3 screen would be better. And the screen itself is a bit hinky, with colors going all weird when not viewed head-on. The one shot of the screen I have I can’t run because my mug is prominently reflected in it.

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Nook Media Deletes William Lynch

Yes, I’m a day late. No one bothered to at-me on Twitter, so I found out today via A Kindle World blog (the irony, does it burn?).

March 28, 2013: Nook Media’s William Lynch Should Resign

July 8, 2013: Chief Leaves Barnes & Noble After Losses on E-Readers

To use a phrase that may or may not have been used in the Old West: Well now, that’s just yellow of him.

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