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Get a Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet for $109.99 shipped

How low can they go?

That's the question tablet shoppers must be asking themselves these days, as every time an incredible new deal appears, it's followed up by an even more incredible one a short time later.

Case in point: Today only, and while supplies last, 1SaleADay has the certified preowned Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet (16GB) for $109.99 shipped. Barnes & Noble currently sells the same model for $149 (which, let's face it, was already a steal).

Most of the tablet deals these days are for 7-inch models, but the Nook HD+ serves … Read more

Best tablets under $200 right now

If you're tablet-shopping on a budget or looking to find a great deal, now's a good time to buy. We're on the cusp of seeing new, updated iterations of popular tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire lineup, and, while the saying goes, "Out with the old and in with the new," if you're looking for a device with good performance at an affordable price, "in with the old" might be your best game plan.

When new and upgraded gadgets are released, they're usually followed by price … Read more

Get a Google Nexus 7 (16GB) tablet for $149

Among the Android faithful, Google's Nexus 7 remains the tablet of choice, the flagship model stocked with a "pure" install of the OS.

Surprisingly, though, Google hasn't budged on Nexus pricing, even in the face of big cuts from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other competitors in the 7-inch tablet space.

But with new Nexus models imminent, resellers are looking to clear inventory. That's my guess, anyway, as evidenced by this: Staples is offering the Google Nexus 7 (16GB) for $149 shipped and the Nexus 7 (32GB) for $169 shipped when you use coupon code … Read more

Free iOS apps during App Store anniversary

CNET Update will cook all the things:

In this episode of Update:

- Score some freebies on iTunes as the App Store marks five years. Apple has yet to make an official announcement about the anniversary on Wednesday, but the free apps spotted so far include: Barefoot World Atlas, Badland, Day One, Infinity Blade II, How to Cook Everything, Knots 3D, LiquidSketch, Map My Ride+, Over, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, Tiny Wings (iPhone and iPad), Traktor DJ (iPhone and iPad), and Where's My Water?

- Navigate into the future with Garmin's HUD, which displays directions onto the windshield. … Read more

Does it still make sense to buy a Nook HD?

I suppose the writing was on the tablet. Back in May, ostensibly in honor of Mother's Day, Barnes & Noble whipped out some pretty hefty discounts on its Nook HD and Nook HD+.

Then, earlier this month, the cuts went even deeper for Father's Day, with the 7-inch and 8.9-inch slates selling for $129 and $149, respectively. But even after the holiday came and went, the discounted prices remained -- and now we know why: B&N is getting out of the color-tablet business.

Bummer. The company produced good hardware from the get-go, and although this … Read more

Nook HD vs. Kindle Fire HD

It's a Prizefight punch-out! The 7-inch tablet has established itself as the sweet spot for size and price, so we're facing off the recently updated Barnes & Noble Nook HD and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD!

The Nook HD gets a major software update and brings the entire Google Play ecosystem and Chrome as its primary browser.

Amazon has built a powerhouse ecosystem for content and Amazon Prime members get even more with the Kindle Fire, but will its more closed ecosystem hurt it?

Which is your pick to be the Prizefight King of the Ring? Barnes & … Read more

Nook tablet discounts extend beyond Father's Day

Father's Day is lasting a little bit longer than usual, at least in the land of Barnes & Noble.

The retailer revealed on Monday that it's stretching its special Father's Day sales prices on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets. Kicked off on June 10, B&N's self-dubbed "best prices ever" promotion will now last for an extended but limited amount of time.

The Nook HD is selling for $129 for the 8GB version and $149 for the 16GB model, while the Nook HD+ can be had for $149 for the 16GB … Read more

B&N chops prices on Nook HD and Nook HD+ for one week

This tablet deal may be hard to beat. After adding the Google Play store to its tablets on Friday, Barnes & Noble is now offering major discounts on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ in a one-week-only sale for Mother's Day.

Today through May 12 (yes, that's Mother's Day), the 7-inch Nook HD is available starting at $149 for the entry-level 8GB model (normally $199) and the 9-inch NOOK HD+ starts at a mere $179 for the 16GB model (normally $269). Both products offer expandable memory via a microSD expansion slot.

The reduced prices are available online … Read more

Nook becomes a more tempting tablet

CNET Update gives the Nook a second look:

In this edition of Update:

- The Nook gets more attractive with full access to the Google Play store. (Put a Kindle app on a Nook? Madness!)

- Acer gets creative with its latest Windows 8 laptop, the Acer Aspire R7. (Touchpad above the keyboard? More madness!)

- The first solar-powered aircraft begins its long journey across the U.S.

- Learn to add an event to your Google calendar from inside an e-mail.

- Hotmail users must face the music and move on to

- Staples puts 3D printing … Read more

Barnes & Noble adds Google Play store to its tablets

Bowing to market pressures and customer demand for access to the full breadth of Android apps, Barnes & Noble has made the bold move of adding the Google Play store to its two latest tablets, the Nook HD and Nook HD+. The free software update, which also includes the Chrome Web browser, doesn't turn the company's tablets into true "open" Android devices, but it does make them much more open than they were. It will be available today to download from and will be rolled out to devices in the coming days via an … Read more