Barnes and Noble Pushing Update to Nook Offering Web Browsing and Games

Mon, Apr 26, 2010


Barnes & Noble is looking to push out an update for its Nook device that will allow it to access the web and play games while still incorporating the awesome book reading it already offers. The update will also allow you to browse books for up to an hour a day for free even if the book isn’t already in the store.

The upgrade also promises to incorporate faster WiFi, faster page turning and more accurate touch-screen navigation. As of now, the Nook doesn’t allow applications to be developed for it but the games change will allow this to happen for the first time.

The first games coming to the Nook are Chess and Soduku and are available now along with the update. All of these changes and upgrades sound interesting. Perhaps the iPad has turned up the heat for other book readers? It sure sounds like Barnes and Noble is looking to transform the Nook into more than just a e-book reading device.

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