Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet is a beautifully designed device that sports a slick interface. Too bad it costs so much and lacks for extras.
FORTUNE -- Barnes & Noble is not in an enviable position. Its new Nook Tablet is launching in the shadow of Amazon's Kindle Fire, a device many reviewers -- myself included -- think is likely to take second place behind Apple's dominant iPad. (In fact, I MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 15, 2011 8:19 PM ET
Apple and Amazon are fighting over the tablet market and Barnes & Noble doesn't want to be left out. But can its new device breathe life into its efforts?
FORTUNE -- Not content to let Amazon hog the spotlight this holiday with the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble unveiled the Nook Tablet, a hardware update to the Nook Color, launched last year.
Priced at $249 and shipping November 16, the Nook MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 8, 2011 7:35 AM ET
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* Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes met with Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer. According to Reitzes, the company believes Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet could actually be good for them, fueling further fracturing, or fragmentation, of the Android platform and driving potential consumers to the iPad. (Business MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 4, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Analysts and pundits expected a single competitor to Apple's iPad. Instead, they got a quartet of new devices ranging in price and functionality.
FORTUNE – It's official: Amazon didn't just have one new Kindle in the works, but four -- nearly one for every user scenario. The widely anticipated iPad competitor ended up being a quartet: the Kindle Fire, sporting a color screen and multimedia functionality; two flavors of the Kindle Touch, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 28, 2011 2:48 PM ET
Think the popular game has peaked? These astonishing stats may make you think twice.
FORTUNE -- Angry Birds is the game franchise that just keeps on giving.
Some wonder whether the casual video game's popularity has peaked. Rovio's General Manager for North America, Andrew Stalbow, thinks otherwise. Today, Stalbow revealed that there have been 350 million Angry Birds downloads since the game's launch in December 2009. PLayers are putting in an astonishing 300 million MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 12, 2011 2:24 PM ET
It's not an iPad, or even a Nook Color. But that's the whole point of Barnes & Noble's newest e-reader: it's not supposed to be.
FORTUNE -- Just six months after launching its well-received Android-based Nook Color tablet, Barnes and Noble (BKS) unveiled a major hardware update to the original e-ink-based Nook e-reader that cuts down on bulk, weight, and physical buttons.
Here's the important thing to note right off the bat MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 15, 2011 10:31 AM ET
Jeff Bezos's strategy of giving customers the best e-reader and e-bookstore possible is paying off for Amazon -- not that it's saying by how much.
FORTUNE -- Sales of the Kindle and of e-books are so good, and growing so fast, that they are now becoming a driver of Amazon's overall growth, says Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney.
We can't know for sure how many Kindles Amazon (AMZN) is selling, because the company MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 8, 2011 11:49 AM ET
At the annual BookExpo America this week, booksellers voiced mixed feelings about the news that Amazon's Kindle book sales have surpassed print, and some said they simply don't believe it at all.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- New York's Javits Center was a crowded, noisy hothouse of handshaking and book signing this week at BookExpo America. Every publisher and imprint was there with marketing reps, editors, and authors on hand. The MOREMay 27, 2011 11:32 AM ET
Barnes & Noble's update to the original Nook e-reader marries touchscreen features with the latest e-ink technology.
FORTUNE -- Just seven months after it announced its Android-based Nook Color tablet, Barnes and Noble (BKS) unveiled a major hardware update to the original e-ink-based Nook e-reader that cuts down on bulk, weight, and physical buttons.
Available for pre-order immediately and shipping on or around June 10 for $139, the new WiFi-only Nook measures MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 24, 2011 2:18 PM ET
With 2013 looming as a tipping point for ebooks, the struggling giant should regroup behind its Nook ebook business, fast.
In the late 1990s, the book industry was upended by the rise of the superstore. With big footprints in exurban shopping centers, Barnes & Noble (BKS) and Borders (BGP) superstores offered what many shopping-mall-sized and downtown mom and pop stores couldn't: aisles upon aisles of hardbacks, paperbacks and magazines, and cushy MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 13, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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