It's been a year since Barnes & Noble's Nook colour first hit store shelves. But the biggest question about the Nook Tablet isn't if it's better than its predecessor. It's how it holds up against some very convincing competition.
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Looks like Amazon and Barnes & Noble are finally bending to Apple's new rules regarding in-app purchases. Both the Kindle and Nook apps have been quietly updated to remove the links to their respective ebookstores.
Joining Kindle readers, Barnes & Nobile Nook readers can hit up NYTimes.com and get unlimited access to the paper, provided they have a paid-up subscription. The Nook will be switched on at the Grey Lady in the coming weeks, but if you want to take a squizz at the site for free, there are still ways!
Want to read Kindle ebooks on a colour screen? One man rooted his NookColor (which runs Android), and loaded on the Kindle app. You can follow the instructions and do it too, if you dare.
Meow! Amazon's Jeff Bezos is on the warpath against Barnes & Noble's Nook, specifically its eBook lending feature. In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, he pulled no punches with some masterful hyperbole.
I'm convinced Barnes & Noble has no idea what the hell they're doing. After looking like they were gonna be late, then "oops, we sold out," now Barnes & Noble says that at minimum, they won't have Nooks—even to demo—in actual retail stores until Dec. 7 at the earliest, in order to fill pre-order demand. This is only gonna get more ridiculous, just watch.
If we have learned anything from Blockbuster it's that you need to embrace technology while you can. So, it makes sense that Barnes and Noble may be plotting their own e-Reader device.