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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

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Barnes & Noble Welcomes New Nook

Written on May 25, 2011 by Rudfer Tyron

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Read two months straight without needing to turn off your Nook device.

Barnes & Noble added a new black-and-white e-book reader to its “Nook” family. The e-book device, which is priced at $139, has the longest battery life among other readers in the market today—up to two months. The new Nook measures five inches wide by 6.5 inches long and weighs five ounces.

Its screen gives 50% greater contrast, has built-in Wi-Fi connection, can carry over 1,000 book titles and has automatic access to Barnes & Noble’s online bookstore.

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AT&T, Releasing Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 21?

Written on November 13, 2010 by B Waldorf

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A leaked document indicated that AT&T will release the Galaxy Tab on November 21. The price of the Tab differs depending on which carrier it is under. So from what carrier are you planning to avail your Tab?

Here’s something to look forward to if you are a Samsung Galaxy fanatic. Rumor has it that the tablet will be available on November 21. The probbale price tag of the $649. The information was retrieved from the leaked AT&T internal document.

The price and the release date were not confirmed but the document seems legal. Other mobile carriers such as Verizon and T-Mobile has already launched the tablet while Sprint stores will release it on November 14.

The price differs depending on the carrier. On Verizon you can get it at $599, while $399 at Sprint and on T-Mobile, user have to sign a two-year contract. On At&T, it is double the price but without the contract.

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Barnes & Noble Flips the New Nook

Written on October 27, 2010 by R. Depp

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Barnes & Noble dressed the Nook with a new color, better anti-glare technology and social media connection capability.

The debut of Barnes & Noble’s (B&N) new touchscreen color reader, Nook, came with skepticism. This was a contradiction of what should be a hype similar to what happened when iPad was unveiled last January.

B&N presented Nook during a press conference at their flagship store in Manhattan. The new device sported a black color and dubbed as “the first reader’s tablet.” The Nook is a  7″ Wi-Fi enabled device — 8″ high, 5″ wide, and weighing 15.6 ounces and equipped with full lamination. B&N CEO William Lynch said that the lamination feature “maximize the readability benefits of a backlit screen while minimizing the glare.” Also, the device is powered by Google’s Android mobile OS.

The Nook comes with 8GB memory which can store over 6,000 books. Readers can share the contents of their Nooks via Twitter and Facebook. The Nook Newsstand service offers free subscription to more than 100 magazines and newspapers.

The Nook is priced at $249 and will start shipping on November 19.

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Barnes & Noble Bounces Back, Thanks Nook for Sales Shoot-up

Written on August 25, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Hard times have befallen hardcovers, their sales and, most importantly, their sellers. Barnes & Noble knew it would not be spared--it was not--so the head office shelved out its biggest minds for a solution. The Nook.

The huge book retailer released its own e-reading device, the Nook, while on the verge of losing its sales to e-Books and to Kindle and the like. Barnes & Noble concentrated their efforts to increase online traffic affecting online revenue. The company did not get disappointed. They are experiencing sales shoot-up as the device itself reduced cost, from $259 to $199 or $149 for its Wi-Fi only version.

Apps for Android and Apple also came in tow after they have increased their profit on the line. When the e-reader got handy for consumers, e-book sales started accelerating by the week. Nook owners have increased their spending with Barnes & Noble by 17%. Those owners who have never shopped for a digital book on the bookseller’s website roughly goes up to 25%.

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