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New Nook Has A Front-Lit eInk Display, Shipping May

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Earlier this week, we talked about how Amazon's Kindle might be getting integrated lighting that allows easy reading in the dark. Well, it seems that they weren't the only ones interested in moving in this direction, as a new Nook has made its way to Barnes & Noble stores showing a front-light embedded display over the E-ink display.

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iPad 3 Will Be The 7.85-Inch Mini?

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After tons of rumors about an iPad 3, what we really got, as you know, was the new iPad. So then will the iPad 3 still arrive sometime in the future? Is it in the works at the moment in a super secret Apple lab? Well, it appears like a new tablet, a smaller iPad, is indeed being tested by the company and it might get released later this year (maybe as the iPad 3 or iPad mini).

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Ubuntu Running On NOOK Tablet

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It looks like more of a proof of a principle than anything useful for an ordinary NOOK Tablet user. ARM port of Ubuntu smaller distribution made by AdamOutler and Loglud of XDA-Developers' fame runs on NOOK Tablet since December 9 already

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2011 Hacker Tablet Guide: TouchPads, Fire’s and Playbooks Rooted

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In this past year, tablets have dominated sales over e-readers. Estimates are made that Amazon Kindle Fire has sold over 2 million units, and Barnes & Noble has sold a million of its NOOK Tablet. Both vendors were also successful in selling their previous models at the discounted prices. However, you shouldn't forget another very popular tablet -- the HP Touchpad, fire sales of which were bringing over 700,000 tablets in the hands of eager customers. Then, as the numbers of RIM Blackberry Playbooks sold at similar numbers to HP's Touchpad, the popularity of having a well rounded more powerful device has grown significantly.

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Barnes & Noble letting users sell free books on the Nook?

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The Barnes & Noble eBookstore works in much the same way as the Kindle Store from Amazon. Independent authors can go ahead and publish their book through these marketplaces, making a little money when each copy is sold. However, it seems that a good number of people are going ahead and making money from out-of-copyright works, selling them at a price that is naturally higher than zero.

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New Nook Color e-book reader on the way?

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What do you do when you're still stuck playing second fiddle to the Kindle and the iPad is stealing your thunder? You release an updated version with more features, functions, and juicy specifications, of course! That seems to be the strategy behind the upcoming Nook Color, the official successor to the first Barnes & Noble Nook.

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