Barnes & Noble extends Father’s Day sale on Nook

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Father’s Day is lasting a little bit longer than usual, at least in the land of Barnes & Noble.

The retailer revealed on Monday that it’s stretching its special Father’s Day sales prices on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets. Kicked off on June 10, B&N’s self-dubbed “best prices ever” promotion will now last for an extended but limited amount of time.

The Nook HD is selling for $ 129 for the 8GB version and $ 149 for the 16GB model, while the Nook HD+ can be had for $ 149 for the 16GB edition and $ 179 for the 32GB flavor. The sales prices are good at Barnes & Noble bookstores and at Nook.com, as well as through third-party Nook retailers.

“With the fantastic success of our Father’s Day promotion, we decided to extend the great prices on Nook HD and Nook HD+ to help our customers gear up for a great summer reading season,”… [Read more]

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B&N chops prices on Nook HD and Nook HD+ for one week

Tablet deal of the year? (Click image to enlarge).

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This tablet deal may be hard to beat. After adding the Google Play store to its tablets on Friday, Barnes & Noble is now offering major discounts on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ in a one-week-only sale for Mother’s Day.

Today through May 12 (yes, that’s Mother’s Day), the 7-inch Nook HD is available starting at $ 149 for the entry-level 8GB model (normally $ 199) and the 9-inch NOOK HD+ starts at a mere $ 179 for the 16GB model (normally $ 269). Both products offer expandable memory via a MicroSD expansion slot.

The reduced prices are available online at Barnes & Noble bookstores and on nook.com, as well at at retailers including Target and Best Buy.

I suspect that those retailers and Barnes & Noble were sitting on a lot of inventory. However, these prices should help alleviat… [Read more]

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Nook HD tablets now available at Walmart

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Consumers looking for a Nook tablet can now pick one up at Walmart.

The retail outlet is selling the Barnes & Noble tablets at their usual prices. So the Nook HD tablet will run you $ 199 for the 8GB version and $ 229 for the 16GB model. The Nook HD+ will cost you $ 269 for the 16GB edition and $ 299 for the 32GB model.

All four versions and their related accessories are available through Walmart’s online store as well as its brick-and-mortal outlets.

“Our two new tablets offer the best quality reading and entertainment experiences, at the best price, and we’re excited to bring Nook HD and Nook HD+ to Walmart customers in-store and online,” Jamie Iannone, president of digital products at Nook Media, said in a statement.

The Nook HD offers a 7-inch display and a high-resolution screen. The Nook HD+ ups the ante with a 9-inch screen and 1,920×1,280-pixel resolution.

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Nook Simple Touch e-reader drops to $79

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Barnes & Noble is dropping the price of its Nook Simple Touch e-reader by about $ 20 starting tomorrow, with a new price tag of $ 79, the company said today.

Not a full-blown tablet, the Simple Touch relies on a touch screen for flipping e-ink pages, navigating menus, and so on. CNET Reviews gave it four out of five stars and called it a “major advancement” over its predecessor.

As CNET’s Rick Broida noted recently in his Cheapskate blog, though full-feature tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire can be had for as low as $ 160, many people prefer an e-ink screen to one that’s backlit — it’s easier on the eyes and better for outdoor reading. And with just books and other reading matter on the gadget, you can’t be tempted to stray from “War and Peace” for Facebook, Angry Birds, or whatever else.

Walmart was recently selling refurbished models of the Simple Touch for $ 50, but those seem to be … [Read more]

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Nook Simple Touch e-reader drops to $80

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Barnes & Noble is dropping the price of its Nook Simple Touch e-reader by $ 20 starting tomorrow, with a new price tag of $ 80, the company said today.

Not a full-blown tablet, the Simple Touch relies on a touch screen for flipping e-ink pages, navigating menus, and so on. CNET Reviews gave it four out of five stars and called it a “major advancement” over its predecessor.

As CNET’s Rick Broida noted recently in his Cheapskate blog, though full-feature tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire can be had for as low as $ 160, many people prefer an e-ink screen to one that’s backlit — it’s easier on the eyes and better for outdoor reading. And with just books and other reading matter on the gadget, you can’t be tempted to stray from “War and Peace” for Facebook, Angry Birds, or whatever else.

Walmart was recently selling refurbished models of the Simple Touch for $ 50, but those seem to be … [Read more]

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Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?

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Shopping for an e-book reader? At first glance, the task seems daunting–there are more choices than ever before. The good news is that the list of worthwhile choices is actually pretty short. The other good news? Prices and features are better than ever.

When we say “e-book readers,” we’re now really referring to three classes of products: black-and-white e-ink readers ($ 80 to $ 150); 7-inch color LCD media tablets ($ 200 to $ 250); and
full-size color tablets like the iPad (most $ 400 and above). The market has consolidated around a handful of major players: Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble are the leaders, with Kobo, Samsung, Sony, and a host of Android tablet manufacturers bringing up the rear.

Choosing among those three categories of readers is the dilemma facing any shopper today. But don’t worry; CNET’s here
to help. If you’re an experienced shopper, you can jump straight to our current
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and top tablets. And, if you’re just trying to decide between a
Kindle Fire and a Nook Tablet, check out Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet: How to choose. But if you’re looking for… [Read more]

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