5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2013 10:55 AM by BookloverUT

    Nook apps & movies + discontinued tablet?

    luvbooksCM

      Although I've had my suspicions about the Nook tablet being sold off when B&N started drastically reducing prices, I'm left wondering what will happen to my nook apps & nook movies. I know I can move to a Nook eink device to read my ebook collection, but I'm wondering if the manufacturing company contracted to make the nook tablets will still have an SD card slot & if the apps & movies will work on those devices. I guess I'm wondering if B&N will be directing the specs of the new nook tablet to whoever manufactures it.

       

      I know no one can answer these questions at this time. Just wondering if there is anything I can proactively do to protect my app/movie purchases. Ebooks I have stored on my computer.

       

      Anyone else having this concern?

        • Re: Nook apps & movies + discontinued tablet?
          keriflur

          luvbooksCM wrote:

           

          I know no one can answer these questions at this time


          Actually, we can answer these questions.  B&N has not stated that it's selling its nook business, or its tablet business, or shutting down any of its content libraries.  Right now, you have nothing to worry about.  Your existing device will not stop working, your content will continue to be available.

           

          Right now, the risk of losing your content is exactly the same as when you bought it.

            • Re: Nook apps & movies + discontinued tablet?
              gritsgal
              BN will no longer be manufacturing Nook. This is a fact. They have taken an enormous financial loss this quarter and with the subsequent drop in stock price have scared off potential buyers for the nook division. This is a fact. In addition their brick and mortar stores are losing money. I am guessing 50/50 chance of bankruptcy. They have been dumping nook hd tablets. You should anticipate having to move your content from the cloud to microsd cards in the near future. I have no doubt that the content will play, but I don't think new content will be available when/if bn goes under.
                • Re: Nook apps & movies + discontinued tablet?
                  Byteguy

                  Before you panic... when Borders vanished they sold their ebook business to Kobo.

                   

                  Kobo sent emails to everyone explaining how to move their purchases FOR FREE to Kobo's system.  Years later, those previous Borders purchases are still available for download anytime a person wants.

                   

                  While I am a HUGE fan of backups, there's no reason to start shifting everything around yet.  Certainly, not in "the near future."

                  • Re: Nook apps & movies + discontinued tablet?
                    keriflur

                    gritsgal wrote:
                    BN will no longer be manufacturing Nook. This is a fact. They have taken an enormous financial loss this quarter and with the subsequent drop in stock price have scared off potential buyers for the nook division. This is a fact. In addition their brick and mortar stores are losing money. I am guessing 50/50 chance of bankruptcy. They have been dumping nook hd tablets. You should anticipate having to move your content from the cloud to microsd cards in the near future. I have no doubt that the content will play, but I don't think new content will be available when/if bn goes under.

                    *rolls eyes*

                     

                    Enough with the drama. B&N is NOT closing, NOT discontinuing their ebook business, NOT even discontinuing selling tablets.  If you're really that paranoid, you probably shouldn't buy ebooks, tablets, or any other kind of electronics.

                • Re: Nook apps & movies + discontinued tablet?
                  BookloverUT

                  As I stated on a similar thread just minutes ago, I called the manager of my local B&N store and he said the only changes being made are that another company will be making/building the ereaders and tablets. They are NOT going bankrupt. They will be selling e-books and apps, and supporting products sold.