Barnes & Noble recently took the wraps of two new tablets, updating its range (along with everyone else it seems) in preparation for next year. That doesn't mean it's washed its hands of the OG Nook tablet and Nook Color -- in fact, both just got another price cut. Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to pick up the original 8GB tablet for $159, the 16GB version for $179 and the Nook Color for $139. With two price cuts in three months, anyone would think it was trying to get rid of stock. This still puts last year's lower capacity model shoulder-to-shoulder with Amazon's 2012 Kindle Fire (with ad subsidies), but with Christmas just around the corner, we're not complaining about more choice for less dollars.
Barnes & Noble Announces Lowest Prices Ever on Award-Winning NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™ Starting Sunday
Amazing Products at Best Value: NOOK Tablet As Low As $159 and NOOK Color Just $139
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced amazing new, lowest-ever pricing on its award-winning NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color devices in time for the holidays. Beginning tomorrow, November 4, 2012, customers can purchase the highly acclaimed NOOK Tablet starting at just $159 and NOOK Color for $139 at nearly 700 Barnes & Noble stores and hundreds of Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, online at NOOK.com and through other leading retailers offering NOOK® products.
"Just in time for the holidays, these new lower prices make NOOK a great gift for anyone in the family"
Customers seeking a fast, lightweight tablet with an incredible 7-inch VividView™ display and long-lasting battery life will love the popular NOOK Tablet, now available at $159 for the 8GB model and $179 for the 16GB version. NOOK Tablet offers access to the world's largest digital library of more than 3 million books, magazines, newspapers, children's books, popular movies, TV shows, music and more, plus thousands of high-quality NOOK Apps™, fast Web browsing, e-mail and expandable memory. NOOK Color provides tablet essentials at a great value for only $139. The 7-inch device is ideal for reading and exploring a variety of great content including books, magazines, interactive children's books, apps, access to top video and music services, e-mail and Web browsing.
"Just in time for the holidays, these new lower prices make NOOK a great gift for anyone in the family," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. "With everything from interactive children's books to the best collection of top 100 magazines in rich color, NOOK is perfect for anyone who likes to read."
All NOOK customers can shop Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 3 million digital titles, and have the ability to enjoy their NOOK content across a wide array of popular devices. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support in all of its neighborhood bookstores, with more than 40,000 NOOKsellers across the country ready to assist customers with setting up their NOOK devices or choosing their next great read.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store™ (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 667 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is one of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).