In what some may consider an odd move, Microsoft has just announced that it's investing $US300 million into a "strategic partnership" with Barnes & Noble to develop the future of ereading.
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Rumours circulated yesterday that a cheaper Nook Tablet was on its way, and now it's official. Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its tablet, to go on sale for $US199. Yes, that does make it a direct Kindle Fire competitor.
According to leaked documents seen by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet this week. That drop in capacity means one thing: it's planning to match or undercut the Kindle Fire.
A new ebook reader, another teardown by iFixit. But what did they find lurking beneath that oddly shaped plastic case of the Nook Tablet, and just how different is it to the Fire?
Comic books on tablets are great. They're one of the best parts of owning one, actually. But the backlash from DC making a bunch of its most popular graphic novels exclusive to Amazon could muck things up for everyone.