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Initial post: Jun 25, 2013, 7:32:19 PM PDT
Jay says:
Barnes & Noble has announced that it is discontinuing tablet production. There will be no new Nooks. I-among others-warned posters here, who asked "what should I buy?" that such would soon be happening. We were right. If you got suckered by the latest Nook marketing scam, and recently bought a Nook, or two, do get as many Nook books as you can while you still can. No one knows how much longer you will be able to get e-books for Nooks. One thing is certain...you won't be getting repairs, or replacements, for much longer. Kindle wins another round of the e-reader/tablet wars. Even when Kindle models are discontinued, you can keep your Kindle e-books, and read them on newer Kindle models. Kindle survives while Nook died, largely because of the differences between Amazon's great Customer Service and Barnes & Noble's lousy Customer Service. We made the right choice, people. Kindle Rules.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013, 7:40:44 PM PDT
Judith Kent says:
Are they discontinuing just the tablet or the e readers as well?

Posted on Jun 25, 2013, 7:49:15 PM PDT
Artist says:
My favorite quote, from The Motley Fool:

"The most prominent sign that Nook was foundering was the official adoption of Google Play last month. By fully embracing Google's sanctioned ecosystem, Barnes & Noble was admitting that its own efforts to sell content and offer services weren't going so well. After all, low-end devices typically sell at or near cost with the hopes of profiting on content sales later, and B&N gets no benefit from Google Play sales. Selling a product at cost and sending customers to another company's content store is not a winning formula."

And yet some people with Fires whine about Amazon not offering access to Google Play.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013, 7:54:25 PM PDT
scoutyjones says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013, 7:57:57 PM PDT
It was amusing to see Nook fanboys troll here bragging about how the Nook has Google Play and mocking Amazon for not following suit. Many of is, like Erin, tried to explain it, but noooooooo, they wouldn't try to understand.

I have nothing against the Nook tablet, but my impression is that B&N is one of the worst managed companies in the US. They have been for years.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013, 9:07:36 PM PDT
lonbeehold says:
At this point, just the tablets. Per the article I read today in the Wall Street Journal, they plan to continue the Nook dedicated e-readers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013, 10:19:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2013, 10:20:01 PM PDT
There seem to be conflicting statements. What I read this morning was that B&N said that Nook tablet production will be handed over to a 3rd party and be "co-branded." Speculation is that the 3rd party may be Microsoft.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2013/0625/Nook-Barnes-Noble-will-hand-off-tablet-manufacturing-to-a-third-party

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/25/4462272/barnes-noble-nook-tablet-third-party-partnership-model

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 10:49:49 AM PDT
R. Wilde says:
For as long as you can get a nook.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 10:56:22 AM PDT
Sarida says:
I can get Kindle books on my iPad, my iPhone, my Windows Computer, and my Kindle Touch.

I don't need to buy a Nook to get Kindle books :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 11:00:41 AM PDT
S. Dunham says:
The articles say that is what they want to do...license the nook name to another manufacturer. Even though Microsoft owns 17% of nook media, they are trying to launch their own tablets and ecosystem. I don't see them putting time and money into a failing system while trying to get their own going.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 11:10:06 AM PDT
Sarida says:
I know. Microsoft has enough trouble trying to sell tablets without taking on the Nook!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 11:20:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2013, 12:26:59 PM PDT
T. Schiel says:
Cut of most of my post
I just bought one....$149 for a Nook HD + plus $40 for a C10 mod SanDisk Micro SD containing CyanongenMod 10 (AKA Jelly Bean 4.2) optimized with the following:

- Amazon App Store
- B&N Nook
- Battery Calibration
- Button Savior
- Gmail
- Google Books
- Fancy Widget (The Clock)
- Adobe Flash
- Kindle
- LCD Resolution
- Latitude
- Maps
- Market
- Netflix
- Nook Screen Recalibrate
- Overdrive
- Places
- TV.com
- YouTube

That makes $200 bucks ($10 tax on the Nook) for a full Android 9"tab with a screen resolution as good as the Kindle Fire HD which I also own. We've been itching for an Android tab and this is a ridiculously low price for what we get. I'm not planning on buying any Nook books...we just wanted a unskinned android device.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 11:25:09 AM PDT
Sarida says:
I'm sorry.

If you just bought it, perhaps you can return it for a refund! Amazon has great customer service.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013, 11:42:01 AM PDT
is there any way to convert barnes and noble ebooks to kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 11:43:50 AM PDT
Not legally. If you have a Kindle Fire on Android device, you can install the Nook app on it and read your Nook books that way.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 12:19:04 PM PDT
scoutyjones says:
No one said you had to...just pointing out that it has the same capabilities as all those electronics you mentioned. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 12:21:01 PM PDT
scoutyjones says:
As noted, not legally. DRM is on the books but can be figured out with a simple google search.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 1:16:04 PM PDT
Charlie says:
Old Rocker says "but my impression is that B&N is one of the worst managed companies in the US. They have been for years."

B&N is doing better than Borders Books. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 2:25:00 PM PDT
Sarida says:
Well, my bike will get me to the Grand Canyon, but I took my Murano instead.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 2:44:59 PM PDT
Still I can't imagine a large retailer that lets the public destroy their stock and lounge in the aisles like it's a library it's going to come out on top in the long run. I stopped going to my local B&N about 10 years ago because I disliked having to always step over someone to look at the shelves or ask someone to move so i could see what was on a shelf, only to find a well worn copy of the book I was looking for. If I want DTB, I visit a local used bookstore that's been around for 40+ years and is still going strong.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 2:54:28 PM PDT
I have a Surface Pro. It's actually pretty bada$$.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 2:56:53 PM PDT
I find the commercials for the Surface to be laughable. I have no doubt that it's a kicka$$ tablet, but all the synchronized dancing, acrobatics, clipping the cover on and off and twirling around makes me think that I have to be one of "those" types of people to own/use a Surface. I just don't understand the marketing logic behind those commercials.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 3:01:28 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
The only problem with a Surface tablet is that it runs Windows. Enough said. Of course I could put a Linux distro on it :).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 3:22:51 PM PDT
I know, right? Silly commercials are silly.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013, 4:05:57 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Commercials aren't aimed at the people who should be able to figure out on their own whether the product is right for them.
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