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    Could it be a coincidence that the largest retail bookseller stateside practically took the wraps off the “next-generation reader’s tablet” at the same time as Kobo unveiled the premium Aura One e-book reader? Probably not, but what leaves us scratching our heads in even more confusion is Barnes & Noble’s apparent broken promise from back March. It seems the Nook brand will live on at least a little while longer after all, with Samsung’s pivotal help, which had no problem letting B&N fork the already TouchWiz-skinned interface of yet another Galaxy slate. This time, ...

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    Barnes & Noble's NOOK digital offerings have not been winners for the company — rather, far to the contrary. From the provision of its own Android-based hardware (before having Samsung build some) to the locked down ecosystem of the company's content stores, it just didn't add up for consumers to flock over from the Kindle. NOOK-related losses, though, have been trailing off recently, down 62 percent this past quarter ending January 30. CEO Ron Boire said in a press release accompanying the earnings report that he was "pleased with the progress that has been made to reduce NOOK ...

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    When the largest retail bookseller in the United States first sought the help of the market-leading Android device manufacturer last year, many analysts and mobile consumers rushed to deem the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook DOA. But the ultra-low-cost 7-incher must have done something right, boosting Barnes & Noble’s industry relevance, since Samsung recently green-lit external software modifications on an additional two of its pads. B&N has also grown bolder regarding the target audience it caters to with GTabs skinned around its proprietary app store and media ecosystem, charging $400 for a ...

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    Barnes & Noble hasn't had much luck competing with Amazon's Kindle line of e-readers, its Nook tablets selling poorly enough to prompt an announcement from the bookseller in June that it was spinning off the whole division. That hasn't stopped the company from actively trying to better the line, though; it'll still sell the e-readers in stores even after the split is complete, and it's delegated manufacture of new Nook devices to Samsung. The latter company joined with Barnes & Noble this morning in New York City to announce the new Nook. Technically co-branded as the ...

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    Microsoft and Barnes & Noble settled their legal disputes and the Redmond-based company invested hundreds of millions in a Barnes & Noble subsidiary back in April; in June, when we had no clue of Microsoft's Surface tablet plans, we thought that an upcoming Microsoft slate will be the fruit of some sort from the B&N collaboration. Fast forward to today, the Surface has been unveiled and there are lots of Windows-powered tablets already on the horizon, not to mention last week's Amazon tablet announcement. Latest rumors on the interwebs talk about a new Nook to arrive late this ...

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    Now that Amazon's new Kindle lineup, including a refreshed Kindle Fire and two new Kindle Fire HD tablets, has been announced, we're sure you're wondering just how these new offerings stack up against the first Kindle Fire, as well as some of the other bigwigs in the tablet game. That's why we put together a little comparison chart, for a head-to-head look at just how all this different hardware fares. It's still not complete, as Amazon has yet to confirm a few details about the new hardware's capabilities, but at least we can get a preliminary look at how everything lines-up. Obviously, ...

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    So, Pocketnow is a technology website, right? "Always start your posts with a rhetorical question," says the Internet Manual of Poor Style. We're off to a good start. There are some downsides to running sites like ours, those that cater to a specific niche. One of those is that usually, readers don't get much opportunity to get to know we writers personally, because everyone's too busy trying to figure out how many GeeBees and WeeFees are under the hood of the latest, fantastically-named mobile device. There's not a lot of time for much socialization. So unless you follow me on ...

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    So, Google did this thing the other day where they announced a tablet computer called the Nexus 7. Then, we did this thing where we got a hold of one and reviewed it. And since these things happened we've been talking a lot about that tablet: what it means, when it might ship, and whether it's going to have any brothers or sisters. It's been a pretty big deal. This being the mobile world, the news didn't stop there: Apple scored a crucial, if temporary, victory over Google in the most recent round of patent wars between the goliaths, resulting in a ban on American sales of the latter's ...

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