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B&N unveils Nook for Web; 7-inch Nook rumored for fall

B&N unveils Nook for Web; 7-inch Nook rumored for fallImmediately, Barnes & Noble introduced the Nook for Web, giving customers entry to B&N’s Nook retailer through any PC or Mac.

The free entry means customers can browse titles and begin studying with out downloading software program or signing up for an account.  The guide vendor mentioned that extra Nook shopping capabilities will likely be coming this fall for tablets, smartphones and different cellular gadgets.

Along with the free Nook for Net information in the present day, CNET studies that B&N is unveiling the next-gen e-reader this fall, a “7-inch mannequin that options ‘revolutionary display know-how.” All eyes are on the potential modifications to B&N’s e-reader since Microsoft introduced that it was investing $300 million in B&N’s Nook enterprise unit. CNET went on to take a position how Microsoft’s involvement with the Nook would possibly play out: “It’s fairly potential that the brand new Nook Pill can have a Microsoft tie-in, maybe even an Xbox Reside possibility for motion pictures and music,” although that hasn’t been confirmed.

Regardless, the 7-inch Nook will nonetheless must compete within the heating up Pill Wars: Along with taking up Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad, each with measurement modifications reportedly coming quickly, there’s additionally new competitor Google’s Nexus 7, and Microsoft’s Surface about to hitch the fray.

If you happen to’d like to take a look at the Nook for Net’s capabilities, you may check out six bestsellers for free till July 26. Customers can obtain Map of Bones by James Rollins, The Vow by Kim Carpenter, The Boxcar Youngsters Summer time Particular by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Courageous by Tennant Redbank, Good Island Getaways by Patricia Schultz, or wait for it, Intercourse and the Metropolis by Candace Bushnell.

That is all properly and excellent news for the Nook, however does anybody else really feel just like the Nook is the Lando Calrissian to the iPad’s Han and the Kindle’s Luke? He can drive the Falcoln and determine what Chewbacca is saying, however won’t ever be the star participant within the recreation?
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