Unfortunately for both B&N and for potential buyers, there weren’t very many blogs interested in writing a review for this tablet. I only found 5 actual reviews (not counting the fake review posted by Publishers Weekly), which is far fewer than the dozen reviews I found for the Fire Phone. Continue reading
Barnes & Noble will be unveiling their new Nook hardware on Wednesday morning in NYC, but I won’t be there. Instead, I plan to be out in front of my local B&N store at 9am tomorrow, waiting for it to open.
My inside sources at B&N have told me that the new stock has already been delivered to stores. The in-store demos are going to be reset Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, in time for the new hardware to be sold when the stores open.
Early this morning the retailer sent out an email to their customers, but rather than pitch ebook deals the email touts a new promo video for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. B&N is widely expected to launch the new tablet next Wednesday, and for once they decided to start promoting the new hardware before it officially launches. Continue reading
Barnes & Noble is sending out invites today for a press event in two weeks. They haven’t revealed any specific details about the topic, but the invite, which you can find here, drops enough hints to let us know that we’re finally going to see the next Nook hardware.
The retailer had announced in June that the next Nook device would be made by Samsung, but did not share any details about price, specs, or the release date, which was tentatively set for early August. Continue reading
Earlier today they announced a deal to sell a Nook-branded tablet from Samsung, and a few hours later they spelled out the Samsung contract in a new SEC filing. I’m still working my way through the filing, but it’s already revealed quite a few details not mentioned in the press release. Continue reading
Barnes & Noble has long been promising to launch a new tablet in partnership with a major device maker, and today that promise came true. The bookseller has just announced that they will be partnering with Samsung to produce a new Nook-branded Galaxy Tab 4 tablet.
The new tablet will be released later this year (in early August) and feature the Nook software and access to more than 3 million books, magazines and newspapers. Continue reading
Two decisions in two different countries about the same patent issue in a single day. How’s that for coincidence? An Apple vs. Samsung fight over a couple of user-interface patents has been decided independently in both South Korea and the US today.
The South Korean decision, which was issued first, was more balanced toward both sides: Samsung violated Apple’s patents on the “bounce-back” effect and slide-to-unlock, but didn’t copy Apple’s designs; Apple violated a couple of Samsung’s wireless patents. They each owe each other five-digit damage sums (Apple owes Samsung about 50% more than Samsung owes Apple), and sales of Apple iPhone and iPad and Samsung Galaxy products are temporarily banned in South Korea. Continue reading
Samsung just announced a pair of 4″ and 5″ media players. BTW, do you recall that Galaxy 5 Wifi we saw a few weeks back? I bet that’s one of the 2 announced today.
The Galaxy players come with a pair of cameras (VGA & 2.3MP), Wifi, 8GB Flash Storage, a microSD card slot, speaker, microphonel, and they’re running Android v 2.2 (2.3 coming as an upgrade). They will also ship with Flash support and VOIP support. Continue reading
BTW, when I first reported this tablet, I (and a bunch of other tech blogs) called it the Galaxy Tab 2. It’s not.
For the time being there is no official Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 release date or price tag, but word has gotten around that Samsung will rethink some details about this tablet (because the iPad 2 launched last week).
You can get a current 7″ Galaxy tab for about $500, which suggests that the larger size will have trouble competing with the iPad 2.
Yesterday I posted that when it comes to tablets I liked 5″ and 9″ screens more than I liked 7″ screens. This Galaxy S is an example of why. Samsung showed off this 5″ tablet at MWC this week. It has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 800 x 480-resolution display, a 5MP camera (with a flash), and it runs Android 2.2. It also has full market access and the usual Google apps.
Charbax shot a hands-on video and it’s at the end of the post. Continue reading