Friday, May 20, 2011

Today's Headlines

Cheaper Nook May Be Announced May 24 by Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble plans to announce a new ereader, possibly a lower-end Nook to counter Amazon’s Kindle, next week.The bookstore chain has invited press to a May 24 event — this date coincides with information in an SEC filing regarding “the launch of a new ereader device.”

Bookmark This!  Barnes & Noble Receives $1 Billion Buyout Offer from Liberty Media
Business Insider
The move would put Liberty, which is mostly a cable and telecommunications company, into the rapidly growing digital book business.

Will HP's Touchpad Emerge as a Viable iPad Competitor?
Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad could emerge as a viable competitor to Apple's iPad tablet in a burgeoning market filled with disappointing competitors, industry analysts said this week.  The TouchPad, which is due for release in June, needs to be competitively priced and different on features from devices that include a slew of Android tablets and Research in Motion's PlayBook, analysts said.

Samsung Galaxy Tab to Receive Gingerbread Update
Top Computer Tablets
The upgrade allows Galaxy users will find that their devices have faster performance with lower CPU consumption. Their devices will also have better support for 3D graphics for an overall optimized gaming and media experience.

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