You know one benefit of Barnes & Noble’s Nook line of e-readers? The book retailer has actual physical stores, unlike Amazon, where you can shop for devices, accessories, and even get support for their lineup of Android-based devices. But Barnes & Noble won’t be the only place to find the Nook this holiday season. Beginning this month, hhgregg will begin offering the Nook Tablet, Nook Simple Touch, and Nook Color at their retail locations. Pricing won’t very from what you would pay through B&N — the e-readers will be priced at $249, $99, and $199 respectively. Read on for the press release.
hhgregg to Offer NOOK Tablet™, NOOK Simple Touch Reader™ and NOOK Color™ by Barnes & Noble
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, and hhgregg (NYSE: HGG), one of the nation’s leading and fastest growing retailers of home appliances and consumer electronics, announced today they will be bringing the company’s award-winning line of NOOK® eReading devices and related accessories to hhgregg’s 204 stores nationwide and online at hhgregg.com this November. hhgregg customers will now have access to a wide array of popular and innovative NOOK devices designed for readers of all ages with NOOK Tablet priced at $249, NOOK Color at $199, and NOOK Simple Touch at just $99.
“As the fastest growing Appliance and CE retailer in the country we aware that consumers are looking for a better shopping experience. hhgregg continues to expand our product offerings and we are pleased to announce our partnership with the world’s largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble”
“Just like Barnes & Noble, hhgregg understands that consumer electronics are always evolving and that understanding allows hhgregg stores to provide excellent customer service. That’s why we’re excited to bring our critically acclaimed and award-winning NOOK eReading products and accessories to hhgregg customers both in store and online,” said Chris Peifer, Vice President, Digital Business Development at Barnes & Noble. “Sleek, convenient and portable, our NOOK devices are the ideal choice for people who love to read anytime, anywhere. With NOOK, customers will discover the most immersive, fun and easy-to-use reading experience, as well as gain access to a vast selection of popular movies, TV shows, books, interactive magazines, newspapers, children’s books, apps and more.”
“As the fastest growing Appliance and CE retailer in the country we aware that consumers are looking for a better shopping experience. hhgregg continues to expand our product offerings and we are pleased to announce our partnership with the world’s largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble,” said Trevor May, Vice President of Computers, Digital Center & AV Accessories at hhgregg.
NOOK devices are the perfect choice for anyone who wants access to their favorite reads anywhere they go. NOOK Tablet is the company’s fastest and lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. NOOK Tablet offers access to popular movies, TV shows, music and more through the top entertainment services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and others, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing and e-mail. NOOK Tablet features Barnes & Noble’s award-winning color reading experience, with access to the world’s largest digital bookstore via Wi-Fi®.
Customers seeking a simple, easy-to-use, dedicated reading experience will love the NOOK Simple Touch Reader, an ultra-light, portable 6-inch eReader with the most-advanced E Ink® Pearl display and the longest battery life of any eReader. With a simple tap, it’s intuitive and easy to navigate, shop and read.
For customers who love to read everything in rich color, the NOOK Color™ features a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen ideal for reading a wide variety of content including books, enhanced books, immersive children’s picture books, an expansive collection of interactive magazines, newspapers and more. NOOK Color also offers the most-requested tablet features, including high-quality NOOK Apps™, built-in e-mail, and an enhanced Web experience. With all NOOK products, customers gain access to shop Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOK Bookstore™ of more than two million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices.
For more information, visit www.bn.com/nook or visit any NOOK Boutique or display in one of Barnes & Noble’s more than 700 bookstores (http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com).