This is the live blog for B&N’s press event on 7 November. Scroll down for older events.
Update on the screen tech: As far as I know IPS is a different screen tech from the FFS screen used on the NC. I plan ti follow up on this with my contacts with screen tech companies.
10:52:Hemming and hawing about app support. They’re thinking about opening up to the Marketplace, but not just yet End of Q&A.
10:51: Promising more video codec support on NC and Ntablet.
10:45: (answering a comment) The NC doesn’t have official bluetooth support (hardware yes, software no), and I don’t know yet of the Ntablet has a bluetooth module for it to not use.
10:43 Nook Tablet running Gingerbread underneath B&N’s interface.
10:41: No new Bluetooth support, no new NT browser support, no apps for the touch.
10:36: Q&A starting.
10:32 And that’s it for the formal event.
10:30: now showing line up of 3 items, but ti’s lacking the original Nook shown in the leaked doc. They’re still selling it as new, BTW.
10:29: pitching the no ads feature and sleep screen customization.
10:27: No mention of apps for the Nook Touch (question from a reader). But ti does have 150 hours batt life, (hour a day for 2 months).
10:24: And now the Nook Touch is priced at $99! Wait, the Nook Touch has a new display (he was quite clear). edit: It looks like he meant software, not hardware.
10:22: OMG They’re pricing the NC at $199! Snide comments aside, it’s also getting a firmware update.
10:21: Jamie Iannone now on stage.
10:20: Jane Lynch pitching the NT in a commercial.
10:19: Still trashing the Kindle Fire (4 minutes). I’m trying really hard not to snicker.
10:17: Now talking trash on the Kindle Fire. Oy. You can tell how badly the KF scared B&N by the amount of time spent trashing it.
10:14: Now talking old services with a new name: NooK Cloud, but I’m betting the term Nook Cloud is a direct response to Amazon and the Kindle.
10:13: New Nook app for PDF & Epub on NT.
10:11: Now talking about read& record: the NT has a mike and parents can record a narrative for any of B&N children’s ebooks.
10:09: Netflix integration on the NT home screen. Now pitching pandora, netflix, Marvel, and NookStore (2.5m titles) integration.
10:08: promising 9 hours video, 11.5 hours reading time.,
10:07: The new NT has an IPS screen, not FFS as on the NC. Interesting,
10:05: Now watching a promo video. Specs match the leak last week.
10:04: Just showed off the Nook Tablet. Yawn.
10:03: Now talking about NookColor, apps, Flash support, children’s books, etc.
10:01: William Lynch is on stage. They had a great year over the last 12 months. Reporting 27% market share in US (matches what I’ve heard elsewhere).
9:59: If you have a question, please leave a comment. I’ll try to follow up.
9:55am It’s seven minutes before the hour, and I’m sitting here trying to think over the background noise. There’s no news yet, but I did play one joke on Twitter. If you saw my tweet about Jeff Bezos, that was a joke. Given that all the news today leaked last week, I was really tempted to post a fictional live blog, and have B&N sell out to Amazon. No more jokes today, I promise.