As one of the largest book retailers in the US, Barnes & Noble has become the most preferred destination to choose books from an assortment of collections and titles. Initially started as a printing business in 1873, Barnes & Noble opened its first book store in the year 1917 in New York City. With more than a century of experience in the printing and publishing field, Barnes & Noble has become one of the oldest booksellers and bookstore operators in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, Barnes & Noble owns and operates 723 general bookstores and 639 college bookstores as of April 2011.
With the advancements in digital technologies, traditional book publishing trends have since gone electronic. Traditional printed books are fast being replaced by ebooks, and printed books also require to be made available online. On the flip side, traditional booking reading trends are being replaced by reading ebooks on electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, e-readers, and tablet devices. As one of the pioneers in the printing and publishing business, Barnes & Noble needed go digital whether it be by publishing ebooks or manufacturing and designing e-readers. As Amazon had already entered the e-reader space with its Kindle Fire e-reader device, Barnes & Noble was compelled to take away the e-reader market share from Amazon in order to become successful business and financial enterprise.
Well, the answer to all the pressure was the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. This time around the Nook Tablet incorporated the device with additional features such as entertainment and Internet options. The Nook tablet boasts a glossy screen, speedy processor, along with a great assortment of books and other media options. One of the striking features of the Nook tablet is that you can stream your favorite videos and movies from Netflix and also listen to your favorite albums with help of your Pandora music accounts. Some of the notable features of the Nook Tablet:
- Access to web-browsing, social networks, and video streaming.
- Access to more than 2 million ebooks, magazines, and comics.
- Being an Android powered device, you can download apps from more than 600,000 thousand apps available in Google Play.
- Incorporates a full touchscreen with the advanced VividView technology.
- Reliable battery backup with up to 11.5 hours for reading and 9 hours for video streaming.
- Memory can be expandable up to 32 GB with the help of microSD card.
- 24/7 free in-store support.
The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is powered by the Android Gingerbread operating system, and hence you extend the functionality of the device by downloading apps from the Android app store. The tablet has its proprietary user interface, which supports reading and provides links to various parts of the Nook Store. The Nook tablet is Wi-Fi enabled device and also offers free Wi-Fi access to its users in all its retail stores. For all those avid bookworms who desire for a device that boasts reading as well as other entertainment and connectivity options, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet will be your desired device.