Barnes & Noble Teams with Lenovo on New Nook

Posted on March 19, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Mobile, Android, Music + Videos with 14 Comments

There’s a new Nook 10 tablet in town, and this time it’s made by Lenovo, will start at $129.99, and will be available from Barnes & Noble in early April.

“We are thrilled to partner with Lenovo for the new Nook 10-inch HD Tablet,” Barnes & Noble’s Susan McCulloch says. “This new NOOK is great for reading, playing games, or watching video. It will hit stores just in time for spring and it makes a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduations.”

Powered by an octa-core processor, the new Nook 10 features stereo sound with Dolby Atmos, front and rear cameras, TÜV Rheinland-certified blue light reduction technology, and an FM radio. It weighs just 0.9 pounds and has an 85 percent screen-to-body ratio.

The new Nook 10 comes with 32 GB of storage and can be expanded with microSD. Battery life is up to 10 hours, the firm says.

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14 responses to “Barnes & Noble Teams with Lenovo on New Nook”

  1. JustinMSalvato

    Wow, that's all the information they provide? Is it going to have the Google Playstore? Curated apps like Amazon? Windows 10 S? For something that goes on sale next month, they sure aren't providing much info.

  2. gregsedwards

    Plucky 'ol Barnes & Noble. Good for them.

  3. bleeman

    This is good to hear. I still love my Samsung S2 Nook, but it is getting a bit long in the tooth. I do wish it was the 8" format like my S2 though. While I have BIG hands, I find the 10" size can get tiring for book reading.

  4. jaredthegeek

    But it looks wide screen and not more square which would be better for reading.

    • bleeman

      In reply to jaredthegeek:

      True. It looks a lot like my S2 with 2 extra inches on top. The weight doesn't look too bad as that's one of the things I've loved about the S2 Nook. It's a little heavier as the S2 is 0.59 pounds but still doable. The biggest issue I'm having with my S2 is the battery life has dropped significantly after 6 years of heavy use and the fact that it stopped at Android 6.

  5. rupertholmes

    Too bad they did not go back to the original design with a hole on the bottom left. Kind of a trademark. I am up for one when available.

  6. Jim Lewis

    My 2011 Nook has lasted a lot better than my 2011 Kindle. I'd be happy to pay a bit more for a Nook that had good pen input for highlighting, taking notes, etc. I like the FM radio, especially for emergency purposes. I used the FM radio on my Galaxy Note 8 during the recent Texas Deep Freeze when we had no electricity (or heat)!

    • gregorylbrannon

      In reply to Jim_Lewis:

      The FM radio is a feature that I wish more devices would utilize. I pulled out my old HTC Windows Phone 8X and my old Nokia Windows Phone 620 and alternated between them during the Texas Deep Freeze using the FM radio to get news during the 3 days that we were without power.

  7. autobot032

    FM radio and Atmos? I'll admit, I'm cautiously optimistic. If the processor and the RAM are up to snuff, this might be a purchase for me. I'm certainly impressed that it has the FM radio, usually, that's disabled.

    Alright, Lenovo...impress me. Make this something worth buying, cuz a lot of your tablets are overpriced hype and no substance.

  8. tghallin

    It will be interesting to see if they support nook audio books with this release. With the recent color e-ink readers coming on the market, I was surprised to hear of a new Android tablet version. My wife has the S2 nook and I had an original glowlight nook (until I lost it this December). The ability to read when sitting out in the sun and the multi-book battery life made me keep the glowlight nook longer than any other electronic toy. The key was that the glowlight nooks only had one function storing and reading books and it did that nicely.

    This looks very much like the original Android based nook. It had a 10 inch display. I used one until the glowlight version arrived.

  9. scovious

    You know what my ebook reader was missing? Cameras.

    Good god is it illegal to make a battery powered device without multiple cameras these days? People don't need two cameras for reading, playing games, or watching video. What happened to the 5 cameras on each of our modern phones, did they all break?