Today is one of those days when I realize how lucky I am to have this job. As the guy behind the NOOK Blog, I get to bring you all of the biggest NOOK news as it happens, and today’s news is about as big as it gets!
First, we’ve just announced our newest addition to the NOOK family: NOOK Tablet—our fastest, lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. NOOK Tablet is available for pre-order now, and is expected to be available in-stores and on-line in plenty of time for the holidays! Now you can get the award winning reading experience that only Barnes & Noble can offer plus HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names in entertainment! Over 2.5 million books, magazines, newspapers, kids’ books and comics & graphic novels from the world’s largest bookstore; favorite movies and TV shows from Netflix and Hulu Plus; millions of songs to choose from; thousands of must-have apps—plus email and lightning fast Web browsing. It’s everything you want in a tablet—plus it’s built for speed, has tons of memory, features superior battery life and the world’s most advanced VividView™ touchscreen—yet it’s light and portable. All this for just $249.
Next, I’m pleased to let current owners know that firmware 1.1 for NOOK Simple Touch is here, making it even better—now the fastest, easiest to use Reader with the world’s best reading screen & the longest battery life! This update will roll out over Wi-Fi in the coming weeks, but you can sideload to your device now here.
NOOK Color owners should stay-tuned for a firmware update starting in December. Our largest software update yet will make NOOK Color better than ever with over 100 reading enhancements, the hottest music services, top comics & graphic novels, plus NOOK Color customers will be able to download Netflix to watch movies & TV shows and Hulu Plus™ will also be available for NOOK Color in the coming months.
Plus, just in time for holiday gift-giving, we’re dropping the price on NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Color. Effective immediately, the new and improved NOOK Simple Touch is just $99, while NOOK Color is only $199. So whether you’re looking to give the gift of NOOK this holiday, or just treat yourself, NOOK’s got everything you want at a great value!
For the full details on today’s announcements, read our press release here.
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