91 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2014 10:07 AM by keriflur

    Nook eReader for Windows Phone 7

      Does Barnes & Noble have any news of such program being made available for the WP7 launch happening next month state side?

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          @StringTheory,

          B&N is working to support many different platforms in the future and we are constantly evaluating and improving our Apps.

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              Hope to see it come to fruition.  These devices have some of the largest mobile screens and would lend themselves to great devices to be a part of the Nook ecosystem with :smileyhappy:

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                  I've always liked B&N, and the fact that there are also stores I can go to. I've had a membership card for several years and buy a lot of  books from B&N, but more paper than e-books because there wasn't a decent reader for my phone.

                   

                  Now that Amazon has announced an e-book reader for WP7,I hope B&N will also do so very soon.The convenience of having an always available  reader on my phone will otherwise, I'm afraid tip the scales for me and, so to speak,,,,,,turn the page.

                   

                  Please don't make me do it.

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                  Add me to the Nook on WP7 chorus.  A great phone OS like WP7 needs the great Nook client app.

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                    I'm not sure how old these posts are, but it comes up high on my google search. DO NOT EXPECT A WP7 Nook, it will not happen, read below if you would like to know why. Microsoft’s week was big on the corporate side of things: an earnings report, a few statements about a particular policy and the prospect of a drawn-out legal battle with … a book retailer? As improbable as it may have seemed even five years ago, Microsoft is locking legal horns with Barnes & Noble, which fired off a counterclaim April 25 to Redmond’s lawsuit over intellectual property. At issue is Barnes & Noble’s e-reader, the Nook Color, which runs Google Android. According to the bookseller, Microsoft is using its patent portfolio to squeeze royalties from manufacturers who install Android on their mobile devices, with its lawyers allegedly demanding large royalties for patent licenses related to the Nook. “Microsoft is misusing these patents as part of a scheme to try to eliminate or marginalize the competition to its own Windows Phone 7 mobile device operating system posed by the open source Android operating system and other open source operating systems,” reads the counterclaim, filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle. “Microsoft’s conduct directly harms both competition for and consumers of eReaders, smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile electronic devices, and renders Microsoft’s patents unenforceable.” In its original action, filed March 21, Microsoft had insisted the Nook violates its intellectual property. “The Android platform infringes a number of Microsoft’s patents, and companies manufacturing and shipping Android devices must respect our intellectual property rights,” Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for intellectual property and licensing, wrote in a March 21 statement. “To facilitate that, we have established an industry-wide patent licensing program for device manufacturers.” Microsoft and Motorola are currently locked in tit-for-tat intellectual-property lawsuits, with the former claiming the manufacturer violated nine patents with its Android smartphones. In April 2010, HTC announced it had agreed to pay Microsoft royalties in exchange for the use of “patented technology” in its Android-powered smartphones. Barnes & Noble also raised the prospect of anti-competitive behavior on Microsoft’s part, a potentially sore point for a company that spent years locked in a monopoly dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice. “Microsoft’s activities have a significant, wide felt, and highly detrimental anticompetitive effect and restrain competition in the market for mobile operating systems,” the counterclaim reads at one point, “by suppressing the use and development of open source mobile operating systems, including the Android operating system, and the development of applications and devices employing the same.”

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                      Pat_I_Am

                      That is hardly an answer to his question. It sounds like the sort of soubletalk someone running for office would say. It is easy enough to give him the yes or not that he apparently needs. So I will ask:

                      Do you have a version of the Nook for Windows Phone 7?

                       

                      a. yes

                      b. no

                       

                      Please, no weaseling.

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                        llzingaro

                        What's wrong with u, I am a loyal Nook B&N customer and have a nokia 900 and can't read my library books because there is no Nook reader for windows phone.

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                            ArtfulBodger

                            I don't know if B&N people/developers read this, but I want to make it clear:

                             

                            I am HOLDING out buying a new Nook Tablet and Nook Simple Touch w/ Glowlight.  If I cannot get my Nook ebooks on my phone, I am going to go to an ecosystem that allows me to do just that.

                             

                            If you could simply answer the question, it would help immensely.  Staying quiet is tantamount to you saying that you will NOT develop it.  As such, I will take my business elsewhere.  It is a shame, I really like B&N, your tablet and products, but your customer service and responsiveness sucks!

                             

                            What you don't realize is that while I may never buy an iPad, I am very likely to buy a Windows tablet.  If I have to wait for it, I will probably NOT buy the Nook Tablet.  I guess you can do without our money?

                             

                             

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                                VinceInMN

                                You know, it's going on 2 years since we started yammering about this, so I'm guessing they're not going to accomodate.  At any rate, I only buy ereader devices I can hack now and I run whatever ereader software I like on there, so the GlowLight and the B&N ecosystem has been good for me anyway.  I went with Android on my phone, so the lack of an app there didn't bother me; but I'm essentially done with single vendor devices.  If I can't hack it and it doesn't support all the ebook providers that I want to use, then I won't buy it. 

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                                    ProfReader

                                    Microsoft had its chance before the Iphone came out and they blew it. As long as Google continues to innovate Android and the open handset alliance continues to offer different choices in phones. Android will continue to be top dog.

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                                        ArtfulBodger

                                        I am still holding out hope...what little I have left.   PayPal announced an app coming out shortly, so other than an app for my specific bank, I am pretty well rounded.  If a nook app came out, I would have pretty much everything I had on an iphone.

                                         

                                        The glowlight came out and instead of getting one for father's day, I decided to skip it, save my pennies and wait for a new Microsoft Surface.  I guess B&N really didn't need the sale.

                                         

                                        Oh well.....

                                         

                                         

                                         

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                                          ever Used a Windows phone of just Fan Boying it.. Android is a nice little computer OS with lots of programs and an Phone interface tacked on...

                                          Windows Phone has a level design for tying communications, navigation and portable media together.

                                          If I wanted an OS I could HACK Android is great if I want a portable device designed to be quick and easy WP wins.. and since 95% of the Smartphone market is not geeks.. it will just take time.. for people get the different.. My wife already is the envy of the BlackBerry people.. her email never goes down.

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                                              ArtfulBodger

                                              "ever Used a Windows phone of just Fan Boying it.. "

                                               

                                              Yes.  I had a Samsung Focus and now a Lumia 900.  I had an iPhone 3GS previoiusly and when the battery died I tried WP7.  I never looked back.

                                               

                                              I also had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7".  Biggest POS I have ever used.  Couldn't update to ICS or even Froyo...The interface was lousy and so was ereading.  I bought it on ebay and sold it on craigslist for what I paid.  All I lost was time and agrivation.

                                               

                                              "If I wanted an OS I could HACK Android is great if I want a portable device designed to be quick and easy WP wins.. and since 95% of the Smartphone market is not geeks."

                                               

                                              I agree.  I am in IT and I spend most of my day (about 8-12 hours) making things work.  When I pick up my phone/tablet and want to check my stocks, or read another chapter of a book at lunch, I don't want to have to go into "support mode."  I spend my most of my time there....I don't want to do that in my off hours.  Hell...at parties, when people find out I am in IT, the support questions are not far behind!

                                               

                                               

                                               

                                               

                                               

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                                    DiAnneInDover

                                    I have had windows mobile phones since 2006 with my first Pocket PC 6700.  I've since had a newer/better WinMo phone every year.  (PPC 6700, PPC 6800, TouchPro, TouchPro2, then Omnia II).  I love them! 

                                     

                                    I've waited almost a year for B&N to make available the WinMo app that they have claimed to be working on, and I'm tired of waiting.  Even when (if) they do release a Windows Mobile app, I'm sure it will only work on Windows 7 phones.

                                     

                                    So, today I took the plunge and gave up my beloved Windows Mobile (with my even more beloved Mobile Office/Outlook) and I ordered an Android-based Samsung Fascinate.  I ordered it JUST because I can't find the specific apps for my WinMo phone.  I wanted B&N's Nook app (had the pitiful beta app), Dropbox app, and a few others.

                                     

                                    Considering that B&N's other website, ereader.com, has a wonderful app, I just don't understand why it would be so hard to implement this. 

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                                      Also posting just to ask that you please create this soon.

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                                        I have a Nook, I have the app on my PC. When I can have it on my Windows Phone 7, my tech world will be complete.

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                                          NebsiNsaNe

                                          I've been buying nBooks since the nook came out last year.. for my Blackberry. I don't have a nook device and was surviving on the BB and my PC alone. NOW, all I have is my PC since I got me a Samsung Focus.. I'll tell ya, its HARD to enjoy a book on the PC.. especially after months of reading on the go, in the car, in bed, anywhere and everywhere my phone went!

                                           

                                          Just please, please PLEASE please, get an app done B&N. I have books to read and no place to read em. :smileysad:

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                                            I've got a Samsung Focus with WP7.  I used to use Mobipocket Reader on my AT&T Tilt but it looks like there are no plans to ever update that software.  I'm looking to adopt a new ebook reader and the Kindle app has beaten you out of the gate.  I hope that you will support WP7 soon before I grow too large a library with the Kindle.  :smileywink:

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                                              It's 2011 B&N! Any news on a Windows Phone 7 app? I started using the Kindle app, but I'd rather use a Nook app.

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                                                  Another vote for a Windows Phone 7 app.  Every day without a nook app is another day that the Kindle app gets further entrenched on my phone!

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                                                      Yeah I'm getting close to caving and using the Kindle app.  I don't want to, but its going to happen soon.

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                                                          I, too, am very close to switching from the Nook altogether to a Kindle. If only B&N would just come out and say yes or no to plans for a wp7 nook app!!!

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                                                              I have given up waiting for a Nook app for WP7. Today I bought a Kindle to replace my Nook. I think the Nook is a wonderful device on its own, but as a reliable sync-able platform between popular devices, it has been very disappointing.

                                                               

                                                              I was using an iPhone when I made the decision to purchase a Nook over a Kindle based on the B&N eReader app for the iPhone, which was the best out there (aside from Stanza, but that was dying slowly). B&N was promising sync for upcoming update to that app. When that "update" to the app was finally released, it was a brand new app called Nook for iPhone with none of the great things I liked about the origninal B&N eReader app. This was very disappoininng, and strike 1. 

                                                               

                                                              I then started using the Nook for PC program, but the Sync features between it and the Nook never seemed to work right. It was very frustrating and disappointing: strike 2.

                                                               

                                                              Now after waiting for months upon months for B&N to acknoledge whether they are building a WP7 app, or even considering it, I tried out the Kindle for WP7 app and liked it alot. This was strike 3.

                                                               

                                                              From here on out, Amazon will be getting the purchases that would have continued going to B&N  IF ONLY THEY WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE WINDOWS PHONE 7 USERS!!!!!

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                                                        Okay Guys... time to get off the pot and do something. my pretty new Samsung Focus is looking for a NOOK app.

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                                                          Just adding +1 to the crowd requesting a nook app for WP7.

                                                           

                                                          The Kindle app from Amazon became available last month and it's great, but I have banked in the house of Barnes and Noble, and would prefer to keep it that way.  If B&N don't develop a nook app for WP7, they will most certainly lose some of their loyal market base to Amazon, not that they leave by choice, but that there was no choice.

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                                                            Any official reply would be nice.  Are they even aware WinPhone 7 exists? :smileymad:

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                                                                NebsiNsaNe

                                                                Almost bought the wife a Nook Color for valentine's day.. I ended up not getting it because there's still no WP7 app.. Doesn't make sense, you say? Well, how would you like it when your wife is reading in bed on her new ereader, knowing you have a huge catalogue of books you need to read and you bought the reader specifically for her, so it would be pretty impolite to ask to use it to read YOUR backlog when she has her own? Seriously.. Im not buying two nook colors. The nook app on PC is pretty flawed and I STILL cant get it to sync with B&N.. and I miss reading on my phone..

                                                                 

                                                                COME ON B&N! IS THERE ANY WORD ON A WP7 EREADER!?!

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                                                                Come on B&N! Where is the Windows Phone 7 app for nook ereader? Amazon has their Kindle app on WP7 already, and yet, no word at all from you? You have an excited user community, but a horrible customer communication team. At least let us know if you have a WP7 app in the plans or not!

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                                                                  Bumping the Thread

                                                                   

                                                                  Bit of a disjointed rant here with several themes.

                                                                   

                                                                  I just moved from the iPhone to a W7 Phone and want a Nook App.  I also purchased a W7 Phone for my wife.  I read several books a month so am a regular customer. 

                                                                   

                                                                  Platform portability is important.  I still have an original Nook and have not updated to the color.  I'm not decided on if I'm going to upgrade to a Nook Color or choose another tablet device.  I'm waiting on the market to mature a bit.  B&N ability to develop cross platform applications in a timely manner will continue to play a role in my decision making.  

                                                                   

                                                                  My son is thinking about giving up his iPhone as well. He is going to College next year and we are looking for alternatives to paper text books (They are so yesterday).  We are talking about $1000's of possible revenue for B&N.  We are 3 Customers out of millions but I think we fit an important demographic that needs to be addressed. 

                                                                   

                                                                  At this point i see a lack focus for B&N in making the transition from brick and morter to e-tailer. I'm a proffesional that works in the corporate retail marketplace.  If B&N wants more info from me on how they are missing the boat they can email me.  lol

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                                                                      Ditto, just got WP7 and was very disappointed that there still isn't a B&N app for it.

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                                                                          I ended up buying a Samsung Focus.  I sold my eink Nook on craigslist right after buying a Nook color.  7 days later the screen on the NC broke and filled with black and yellow vertical lines.  I returned it and now don't have a portable way to read my B&N books.

                                                                           

                                                                          I hope they are creating a WP7 reader app.  The phone has been out for about 6 months and Kindle has had a reader on the platform for a while now.  I'd rather not switch to Amazon but I might have to buy my books in the future for their reader.

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                                                                        I've been an ebook reader for over a decade. With quite a large virtual shelf of books from ereader.com and bn both, as well as Am***n, I'll pipe up and say B&N is really letting me down, so far. I have all these DRM books on their two platforms, and no way to read them except on my computer screen. My HD7 phone has a great screen for reading, but not the books I bought for my ereader or nook software.

                                                                         

                                                                        As a voracious reader (averaging three books a week), I'm really unhappy that for the moment I'm limited to titles that I can get in non-DRM format (reading on Freda) or from the big "A". There's no way I'm going to be convinced that B&N can't put out a reader when one guy, working alone, comes out with something as good as Freda that he gives away. Nook software should be a walk in the park on a platform as easy to write for as WP7.

                                                                         

                                                                        Get your act togehter.

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                                                                          I have an HTC Surround. I got it for free, so it's not like I can just go out and get another phone.

                                                                          I won my Amazon Kindle, and HATE that I can't use DRM-protected PDF's on it (books I've purchased LEGIT). The Nook app was the only one I could use.

                                                                           

                                                                          The failure to have one for a Windows 7 phone is beyond ridiculous. Amazon had one out literally 3 days after I got my phone, and they were OPEN on when they were going to release it.

                                                                           

                                                                          This lack of notification on whether or not an app is going to even be released is both worrying and annoying.

                                                                           

                                                                          I'm honestly considering canceling my discount card that I pay $30 a year for, because I'm not spending $200 or so on a Nook Color, just so I can read other types of books. I do NOT need another portable device, when I have the phone and the Kindle.

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                                                                            +1

                                                                            So disappointed in B&N for not having a nook app for the win7 phone. 

                                                                             

                                                                            What's the deal?! Need a programmer B&N, I know several.

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                                                                              Love my Nook and love my Windows 7 Phone, why can't they just love each other???

                                                                               

                                                                              Please Please Please create a Nook App for the poor misunderstood Windows 7 phones out there.

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                                                                                I too am losing patience with BN not coming out with a Windows Phone 7 app!

                                                                                 

                                                                                C'mon, let's get it out already!

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                                                                                    BN to support WP7 or lose customers and regret it.

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                                                                                        My wife, son and I all have Nooks and I am about to get a new phone, and because I already have a Zune and use the Zune pass, I was looking at the HTC Trophy, so this is certainly a disappointment. Looking into the legal issues I don't see that the problems between B&N would be a problem. Google and Windows have issues but that doesn't stop Samsung from making Bing the default search (actually only seach) on the Fascinate. B&N doesn't have an app on Web OS, RIM, or Symbian either so this most likely just a matter of devoting resources for R&D to port the app and then provide support.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        After the Mango update and the release of the first wave of Nokia WIn 7 phones I wouldn't be shocked to see the app pop up. 

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                                                                                      MitigationElf

                                                                                      I now have had my WP 7 for over a month and am still waidint for the Nook. I sooooo enjoy the Nook over Kindle but it looks like it is going to have to be Kindle. I like to have all of my devices on the same platform. I choose MS (Windows, WP7) and Nook. Unfortunately, Nook is not a choice now. :manmad:

                                                                                       

                                                                                      http://alternativeto.net/software/nook/?platform=windows-phone

                                                                                       

                                                                                      B&N, PLEASE get over yourself and develop an app for us.

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                                                                                        Hey BN - there are now millions of WP7 devices out there.  My wife and I are both avid Nook Color and WP7 fans and would really like to see the app compete against Kindle for the hearts and minds of WP7 users!

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                                                                                          I understand B&N's legal spate over patents, but that's just the nature of Android right now and the cost of doing business, so I don't care. The Nook isn't alone in device makers facing patent troubles, and other manufacturers settle it just fine.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          I sincerely hope this isn't what's holding up development of a WP7 app. I love my Nook Touch and would love to see it extended to my Samsung Focus, but if this is the case, I don't want anything with a company that would rather fight an ideological battle at the cost of extending and promoting their brand, and at the expense of their customers.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          I'm hoping for good things for the future of the Nook.

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                                                                                            B&N, I have a Nook.  I have a Windows 7 Phone.  I don't have a Nook app for my phone.  I DO have a Kindle App.  I have downloaded a couple of books now off Kindle since buying my new phone.  I never did this until I got my Windows 7 Phone since my last phone (Blackberry) had an app available.  For every one of us on this thread that has actually posted something there are probably hundreds more who just wont say anything and will go directly to Kindle.  I really like my Nook, but if you are not going to give me the ability to use the products I want (phone) then I don't have to use your product (Nook).  Even if there are not as many WP7 users now as there are Android or iPhone that doens not make are dollars worth any less or mean there won't be lots more of us in the near future.  Give us an app, PLEASE!! 

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                                                                                              I see a good amount of new posts since I last spoke up.  GOOD!!  After reading some of the post it got me thinking about why I chose the Nook to begin with, it fully supported the Blackberry I had at the time and Kindle didn't, plain and simple.  Kindle was my first initial choice, but since they didnt' offer a mobile app for my Curve at the time I started looking at Nook.  So product support was a MAIN reason why I went with Nook.  Plus, I LOVED the fact that I could take my Nook to an actual B&N store and read for free as much of any book as I wanted for a couple of hours and get coupons to use in the store.  It is great functionality that you cannot get from Kindle.  I was sold!  When I first started looking at WP7 one of the first things I looked for was a Nook app for the phone.  I was dissappointed to not find one, but figured it was so early in the phones debut that surely they would have one, especially since Amazon pretty much came out right away and said they would support WP7.  As it got closer and closer to me getting a new phone and still no Nook app it started making me think I would have to go with Android.  You see, the Nook app on my Blackberry was now my MOST used app.  Not Facebook, not ESPN, not even my web browser!  The only thing I used more than Nook was access to my email!  My reason to switch to WP7 is because EVERYTHING else I do on a regular basis is through Microsoft.  Hotmail, Xbox Live, Zune, and especially Office.  In the end, even though Nook was one of the hardest things to give up, I got my WP7 and haven't looked back.  Best choice in phones I have ever made, and that is without Mango update yet!  After two months of not having my Nook app, it is starting to get harder and harder everyday to not switch to Kindle.  B&N better get there act together and start worrying about SELLING BOOKS on ANY platform they can get on or one day they may end up like Borders and Amazon will be the only one around! 

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                                                                                                One more vote for a WP7 Nook app. Please, please, please don't make me sell my soul to iFruit...

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                                                                                                  OK, I have had quite enough of this.  It's been over a year.  I love my Nook but I love my WP7 phone better.  It's the cleanest, easiest and most elegant smartphone OS I've ever used and I am not going to sacrifice it, period.

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  So, to my friends at B&N - it is Christmas season and I am a 47 year old man that has pretty much everything he needs in life.  Except an app that allows me to read my ebooks on my smartphone.  My wife and kids are desperately looking for something to give me that I need. 

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Here is the ultimatum.  Develop (or at least even commit to devlop) a WP7 Nook app by November 1 or my wish list will include an Amazon Kindle and the Kindle app for my WP7.5 phone.  My kids can keep the Nook, but we'll be buying new ebooks from Amazon.

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Best regards...hope you get it together.

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                                                                                                      ProfReader

                                                                                                      DaneBramage wrote:

                                                                                                      OK, I have had quite enough of this.  It's been over a year.  I love my Nook but I love my WP7 phone better.  It's the cleanest, easiest and most elegant smartphone OS I've ever used and I am not going to sacrifice it, period.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      So, to my friends at B&N - it is Christmas season and I am a 47 year old man that has pretty much everything he needs in life.  Except an app that allows me to read my ebooks on my smartphone.  My wife and kids are desperately looking for something to give me that I need. 

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Here is the ultimatum.  Develop (or at least even commit to devlop) a WP7 Nook app by November 1 or my wish list will include an Amazon Kindle and the Kindle app for my WP7.5 phone.  My kids can keep the Nook, but we'll be buying new ebooks from Amazon.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Best regards...hope you get it together.


                                                                                                      I guess you better get a Kindle then. Until Microsoft captures more than a 1% market share it is a no go.

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                                                                                                          I am an iPhone owner who wants to switch to Windows phone, but there are 3 apps that I just must have that WP7 does not offer. The Nook app is one of those. I understand that B&N may not want to commit resources to developing an app for a phone with such small market share, but at the same time it seems they would want to get their app on every device that they can, especially since the Kindle app seems ubiquitous.

                                                                                                      • Maybe Microsoft is the problem here?
                                                                                                        VinceInMN

                                                                                                        I'm sure B&N isn't able to comment on this officially, so I'll take a shot.  In short - why would B&N develop an app for a platform, the owner of which is suing them right now?

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Windows-Phone-Data-Nook-Lawsuit-Earnings-Filled-Microsofts-Week-245188/

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        So, Microsoft is patent trolling B&N and you all expect B&N to support Windows Phone 7, and by extension Microsoft, by developing a Nook app for WP7?

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        Yeah, that would be crazy.

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        Let's face it folks - Microsoft dropped the ball for mobile a long time ago.  I doubt very much that B&N is the only one who is going to refuse to jump on the WP7 train.  The dearth of apps for WP7 (especially Nook) and now these new legal games MS is playing against Android firmly drove me to Android and Google. 

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        Until this year, I had been running all my smartphones on Windows Mobile platform.  Ever since it was called Windows CE (before 2000) I used those phones, and I loved them.  They provided pretty much anything any iOS fan ever wanted, years before iPhones ever existed.  It may have started out clunky, but it worked.

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        All that said - I felt forced to leave Windows Mobile / phones behind.

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        Make your own decision, but I for one am convinced that Microsoft's mobile platform is going nowhere in the general consumer market.  They might be able to spend enough money to elbow their market share up to around 3% or so, but that's about it.  And that means very little goodies for the likes of you and me.

                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                          confusedowner

                                                                                                          I called B&N yesterday to ask about an app for windows phones any windows phones. I'm getting my Titan tommorow. Perfect for viewing books on. Lets be honest if your waiting at a Dr. office in line etc your not gonna pull out your Nook and read you've got a good phone, its convient to have and to read off of is what I'm saying. I was told that no there very sorry but no app is available and they would pass my suggestion on....sounded like a brush off. I'm gonna have to find a way to convert all my books to Kindle they have an app for Windows sadly I wont be able to buy anything more from B&N untill they do make an app....

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                                                                                                              "I'm gonna have to find a way to convert all my books to Kindle they have an app for Windows sadly I wont be able to buy anything more from B&N untill they do make an app...."

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              Calibre is the program you are looking for.  A very quick Google search will even show you how to remove the DRM from your B&N books... :robotsurprised:

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                                                                                                              Waiting, waiting, waiting... Do you think B&N checks this thread at all?

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                                                                                                                I just wanted to lend my voice to this thread (even though it seems like B&N doesn't even read them), to reiterate how shocking it is that nook isn't available for the WP7 audience. I just switched from Android to WP7 and miss the ability to start a book on my nook device and phone. Sure, the WP7 market is still maturing, but all the really legitimate and dedicated app developers have already brought out compatible versions for the windows phone. B&N has done such an excellent job of making themselves relevent after the advent of eBooks--so why drop the ball now??

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                                                                                                                  Hi all,

                                                                                                                  This is pretty much off topic, but I am wanting to get as much input as possible..

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  I'm currently an Android phone user and my contract is about to end.  I'm considering going with a Windows Phone, but am unsure as it's such a huge change.  I am an Xbox user and the phone/xbox interface is a BIG draw.

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  Has anyone else switched from Android?  How do you all like Windows Phone OS?  Do they get good battery life?  Is the interface as nice as it looks in commercials and on their website?  I use the heck out of Google maps with navigation - what's the comparable option on WP7?  I also use the heck out of Google's voice search, how does Bing stack up?  Can you use Google with voice on WP7?

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  The fact that there is no B&N app yet is ANOTHER reason for me to reconsider... I do love laying in bed late at night reading on my Droid2 wilst my partner is asleep.  (The nightlight on my Nook simple touch is a bit bright)  I love my Nook ST and don't want to switch to a Kindle - I like going into B&N and getting a coffee and having the shelves of books all around.  I also collect hardback first editions of my favorites.

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  And hey!  Barnes & Noble?!  You REALLY should put a version for WP7 out!!  More importantly??  COMMUNICATE with your customers!!!  Let us know when/if this will ever happen.  

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                      Khensu

                                                                                                                      I got my sister to switch from Android to WP7 and she is amazed at how much more stable it is.  She said rebooting her phone every other or every day was the norm.  You pretty much never have to reboot WP7.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                      The interface is much better, but that's an opinion I guess.  I like getting info on how many new emails, missed calls, Facebook updates, msgs, etc. etc... from just glancing at my home screen with live tiles.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                      There is a Gmaps app for Windows phone that I know a lot of Tech Sites swear by.  I myself am happy with Bing integration.  The Voice Search functionality is amazing... it's never gotten something wrong.  Bing vision allows you to scan barcodes, QR codes, Book\CD covers.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                      All smartphones do the same stuff these days... it just comes down to how Stable they are, and how easy they are to use.  Iphone and WP7 are the best smartphones you can get right now... unless you're a super geek who likes to have full customization ability of your phone.

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                                                                                                                          ProfReader

                                                                                                                          Khensu wrote:

                                                                                                                          I got my sister to switch from Android to WP7 and she is amazed at how much more stable it is.  She said rebooting her phone every other or every day was the norm.  You pretty much never have to reboot WP7.

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          The interface is much better, but that's an opinion I guess.  I like getting info on how many new emails, missed calls, Facebook updates, msgs, etc. etc... from just glancing at my home screen with live tiles.

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          There is a Gmaps app for Windows phone that I know a lot of Tech Sites swear by.  I myself am happy with Bing integration.  The Voice Search functionality is amazing... it's never gotten something wrong.  Bing vision allows you to scan barcodes, QR codes, Book\CD covers.

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          All smartphones do the same stuff these days... it just comes down to how Stable they are, and how easy they are to use.  Iphone and WP7 are the best smartphones you can get right now... unless you're a super geek who likes to have full customization ability of your phone.


                                                                                                                          It depends on what Android phone you have the Galaxy S II is perfectly stable. 

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                                                                                                                        WWAD

                                                                                                                        I just thought I'd post this since the thread has been feeling a bit post mortem for a while.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        It looks like the patent case is moving right along, I really doubt we'll be seing an app anytime soon but here is the latest info on what's happening with it.  Despite what anyone says, I think that this is a great source of contention at B&N.  For some reason they are taking it out on us.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        Here is a short post on Engaget

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        Here is the source which offers up a little more specifics.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        WP7 is a rapidly growing platform, as more people come on board and see the lack of a Nook app they will eventually switch to Kindle.   Hopefully they can get this resolved and stop neglecting a section of their customer base.  I love my Nook Simple Touch and had a Nook app for my Android phone prior to that.  I have also been looking at a couple of the new Nook Tablets for my wife and I.  But sadly I've been playing around with the WP7 kindle app deciding weather or not we should just switch.  I really don't want to have to break the DRM and convert the stack of eBooks I own.  It's less about not having an app and more about the way the whole thing is being ignored.  I expected more from B&N than from Amazon which is why we went with them in the first place.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                                           QR Codes are still big in Japan. The data is old (2005) but interesting:

                                                                                                                          • 90% under 20 were using them.
                                                                                                                          • 84% were using them from magazines – women using them for mail order
                                                                                                                          • 74% for access URLs
                                                                                                                          • 27% (high I thought) for ecommerce purchase from magazines
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                                                                                                                              The Nokia Lumia 900 is coming out this week and I will be getting it.  Would be great if there was a nook app for it. Further Windows 8 is coming soon and my understanding is much of the code base used to create apps is similiar. So B&N get on it already! lets see a nook app for Windows Phone! :smileyhappy:

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                                                                                                                              Chris_Cz

                                                                                                                              Same as the above.  I'm moving to Windows Phone, my wife and I own Nooks, and now I have to look into alternate methods to be able to read the books I've purchased on my phone.  I'm for the first time regretting buying a Nook over a Kindle, just for this reason (I do a LOT of reading on my phone).

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                              If B&N won't support my phone of choice, I'm going to have to seriously consider whether it's worth it to continue buying any more Nook books, or if it's time to look at the competition.

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                                                                                                                                I made the switch to Kindle and love it.  A big seller to me was the new Kindle Lending library for Amazon Prime users and the new support by public libraries which I had enjoyed with my Nook.  Granted the free selection isn't that great but I buy once and read on my iPad, HP Touchpad, WP7, Droid Phone, Mac, PC and even on the web. Can BN do that?  Being a first adopter of the 1st Gen Nook it was hard to make the switch at first because I didn't want to be kept tied to an ecosystem but at this point I feel the Amazon ecosystem is a better value for my money. I only wish the Kindle would render PDFs better than my Nook. But being mobile I take my WP7 everywhere and leave my Kindle/Nook at home.  I love my WP7 and if BN isn't budging all I have to say is "save your money and go with the leader who values their customers. 

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                                                                                                                                  I hate to beat a dead horse, but please give some information.  Are you working on this or not?

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                  Thanks!

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                                                                                                                                      ArtfulBodger

                                                                                                                                      Seriously now B&N.  WP7.5 and soon to be WP8 is starting to gain traction.  I love my Nooks and I am looking forward to the Nook Simple w/ Glowlight.  However, I am holding off for now until I can get my head wrapped around which ecosystem basket I want to put my eggs into.

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                      MS is paying $60K to app developers.  Develop one and charge us 99 cents - it would be nice if it were free, but I would pay a reasonable amount.  You would make back your investment in no time. 

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                                                      Kaftan

                                                                                                                                      I decided to ask a B&N tech support representative about the status of any WP7 Nook app development.  He confirmed that it was "currently under development" and "may come out very soon."  May?  Ha, vague.  Of course, this is to be taken with a grain of salt, but my optimistic side is happy nonetheless.

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                                                                                                                                        Still waiting patiently. Noticed some of the stories talking about the free books/magazines for Windows 8 nook users mention phones as well and got excited. But no such luck. I bet they could find someone to make the app for them for free at this point. Lots more Windows Phones out there, and market share is growing slowly thanks to Nokia.

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        I bet Nokia would make it if given the opportunity. Seems rediculous though with the amount Microsoft has invested in this division of B&N.

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                                                                                                                                          Have to agree with the frustration.  Let me say though that the kindle app works great on my Windows phone.  I started with nook and wanted to stay.  The longer they hold out the more books I buy on my kindle.  I started as a die hard nook user and am ending up enjoying kindle.  Frankly starting to look at an actual kindle.  Wish Barnes and Noble would wake up and support the platforms their users are asking for.  If they don't they won't have any users.

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                                                                                                                                              bleeman

                                                                                                                                              I finally gave up waiting.  We sold/passed along our 6 Nooks and moved to the Kindle Fire HD and no regrets.  I really liked the Nook and the majority of the things B&N did for it, but I just got tired of waiting.  Really enjoying the Kindle especially with our Prime Account giving us access to a wide variety of movies and TV shows.  We even cancelled our Netflix subscription because of this.  I'm not saying everyone should jump ship as I still believe the Nook is a good device, it's just that in the end with our household being Windows Phone users and Windows users in general the Kindle ecosystem seems to fit that better for us.

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                                                                                                                                              Jollux
                                                                                                                                              Four years down and still loyal and waiting... Been through three windows phone now and still hoping for nook application... I really wished they wouldn't keep us in the dark I think that's the worst thing a company could do to their loyal customers... I real hope I do not jump to Amazon because I may not hold out much longer...
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                                                                                                                                                  bleeman

                                                                                                                                                  You can stop waiting. it was annouced a while back that there would be no development of a client for Windows Phone. I gave up a year ago and sold all 6 of the Nooks we acquired over the years and we moved to the Kindle Fire's. I downloaded and installed the Nook app on our Kindle's as well as the Kindle apps for our Windows 8 PC's, tablets, and Windows phones and no regrets. Granted I still can't read my Nook books on my phone but all of my new purchases are from Amazon and they work across all my platforms. Add in the fact that we are Amazon Prime members and we have a huge library of videos, the Kindle lending library and now Amazon music. Don't get me wrong I loved my Nook's from the original through to the Nook HD's. I just finally got fed up with Barnes and Noble's lack of support for my preferred smart phone choice and no real response regarding it. While I know one person doesn't make a big difference to them I stopped using their services completely. We didn't renew our B&N cards and we no longer shop there. The only reason I'm here now is I forgot I hadn't turned off the "subscription" to this thread and it notified me of your post. I stiil think the Nook's are good devices I just wanted to let you know as a Windows Phone user there was no future with the Nook.

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                                                                                                                                                      keriflur

                                                                                                                                                      bleeman wrote:

                                                                                                                                                      You can stop waiting. it was annouced a while back that there would be no development of a client for Windows Phone.


                                                                                                                                                      Actually, according to B&N, there's one in the works for WP8.

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                      http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8/262327-nook-windows-phone-app-soon.html

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                      I have no expectation that we'll ever see an app for WP7.

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                                                                                                                                                          bleeman

                                                                                                                                                          Unfortunately that was based on an article dated February 5, 2014.  This article, http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-and-nook-redo-their-agreement-no-microsoft-e-reader-in-the-works-7000027295/, dated March 13th shows that Microsoft and Barnes and Noble have changed their agreement and they are allowed to discontinue distributing their Windows application and to cease work on their Windows Phone app.  Now it goes on to mention there is a Microsoft Consumer Reader coming and the assumption is that if it replaces the Nook app on Windows then most likely it will be available for Windows Phone as well.  However, at this point in time that is all up in the air.  So I think once again, only time will tell and we'll all be left waiting to see if anything happens.

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                                                                                                                                                              MitigationElf

                                                                                                                                                              Actually, B&N is divesting itslef of the Nook completely. Samsung has created their version of the Nook and other hardware manufacturers may produce additional devices. (I do hope they move away from the horrific, hobbled os on which it is currently built.)

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              As for the Windows Phone gettig a Nook app, any futher development of the existing app or a new Nook app will run on both the Windows Phone and the Windows 8 computer device as Microsoft has unified the way things work and all apps will run on both devices.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              I do hope that future e-reader development will move away for the current, abysmal concept of extreme limitations on the user's interaction with the book. Many have forgotten that Microsoft Reader, one of the very first e-readers, came out during the XP era. It ran on both Windows Mobile and Windows XP and was almost like holding a printed book and you could certainly use your stylus to interact and hand-write on the text as you would a paper product.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              Reader, on the other hand, an app for the Windows 8 ecosystem developed by Microsoft is being discussed. It already comes installed with Windows 8. Unfortunately, Microsoft took the Kindle and Nook-like lazy route and the interactions with deocumens on Reader is very limited.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              Apple's product is, in my estimation, the best e-reader product out there today because it is the closest thing to hoding a real book in your hand. But let me be clear, it still is a long way from where it should be (apple consistanty lags in the area fo touch interface).

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              I am not certain why the e-reader developers are trying to convince the consumer that we should not have full use, ownership, and interaction with our books. Unless, that is, they are just too lazy to develp a fully interactie product.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              Bottom line is that both Barnes and Noble and Amazon have really let us down. And they just don't care.

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                                                                                                                                                                  keriflur

                                                                                                                                                                  MitigationElf wrote:

                                                                                                                                                                  Actually, B&N is divesting itslef of the Nook completely. Samsung has created their version of the Nook and other hardware manufacturers may produce additional devices. (I do hope they move away from the horrific, hobbled os on which it is currently built.)


                                                                                                                                                                  Actually, Samsung has PARTNERED with B&N to make a Samsung Nook. Samsung didn't do it on their own (that would be a violation of trademark law). And while It's true that B&N and Nook Media are becoming separate companies, there are conflicting reports on whether or not Nook Media will be producing an e-ink nook.

                                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                                  MitigationElf wrote:

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                  As for the Windows Phone gettig a Nook app, any futher development of the existing app or a new Nook app will run on both the Windows Phone and the Windows 8 computer device as Microsoft has unified the way things work and all apps will run on both devices.


                                                                                                                                                                  There is no future development of an app for Windows 8 (computer OS). B&N announced that a while back - MS is developing their own app that will read nook books.

                                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                                  MitigationElf wrote:
                                                                                                                                                                  Apple's product is, in my estimation, the best e-reader product out there today because it is the closest thing to hoding a real book in your hand. But let me be clear, it still is a long way from where it should be (apple consistanty lags in the area fo touch interface).

                                                                                                                                                                  No, the closest thing to holding a real book in your hand is an e-ink reader.

                                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                                  MitigationElf wrote:

                                                                                                                                                                  I am not certain why the e-reader developers are trying to convince the consumer that we should not have full use, ownership, and interaction with our books. Unless, that is, they are just too lazy to develp a fully interactie product.


                                                                                                                                                                  While e-reader developers have some control over features, such as the ability to write notes in the margins (as you mentioned above), they ultimately don't have control over "full use, ownership, and interaction," because the ebooks don't belong to them anymore than the belong to you. They belong
                                                                                                                                                                  to the copyright holder. If you want to know more, you can read up on the DMCA and copyright law for digital products.