- It’s the first major collaboration of Barnes & Noble and Lenovo™ to create the new NOOK 10” tablet
- Customers can get their hands on the new cobranded tablet in early April
March 23, 2021 – Barnes & Noble, Inc., with bookstores in every state across the United States, and global technology leader Lenovo today announced a new NOOK® 10” HD Tablet designed with Lenovo – a stylish yet durable tablet with full metal body and 85 percent screen-to-body ratio. The tablet offers customers endless entertainment in one package with NOOK eBooks1, digital newspapers and magazines, Google Play, Google Assistant, Kids Space from Google2 (a new kids mode featuring apps, books and videos) and FM radio. It also comes fully equipped with front and rear cameras, Bluetooth® capability, and dual audio speakers powered by Dolby Atmos® making it ideal for enjoying your favorite streaming content. Built to be gentle on your eyes while reading, the new NOOK tablet’s display comes with TÜV Rheinland®-certified eye protection3 to help lower harmful blue light.
“We are thrilled to partner with Lenovo for the new NOOK 10” HD Tablet,” said Susan McCulloch, Senior Director, Barnes & Noble Press and NOOK Operations. “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.
Lightweight at just 420 g (0.9 lbs),the NOOK 10” HD Tablet has a smooth, sleek design and sits comfortably in your hands for a relaxed read. And for extra comfort in multiple reading positions, a new folio case is also on the way.
“Lenovo and Barnes & Noble—this partnership is a unique pairing of two brands dedicated to creating memorable experiences for those on their quest for the latest content and entertainment,” said Tony Chen, vice president of Android™ Business, Consumer Segment of Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “As part of our mission to enable smarter technology for all, Lenovo has been innovating a broad range of Android tablets over the past decade based on different user needs and budgets. We’re excited to turn the page with Barnes & Noble on the thin and light design of the new connected NOOK tablet that offers e-book lovers the best of both worlds—a full featured Lenovo Android tablet beloved by fans with everything you know and want from NOOK at its heart.”
Lenovo tablets lead the way for family-first entertainment with fast connectivity and powerful performance with octa-core processor featuring an up-to-2.3 GHz main frequency. The NOOK 10” Tablet with Android OS is a multimedia hub with a vibrant 10.1” HD IPS display for responsive touch and browsing. The new device has 32GB of storage with the option to expand with a microSD card (sold separately), allowing readers to build an extensive digital library. A long-lasting battery for up to 10 hours of web browsing on a single charge4 will keep you up-and-running as you shop for all your favorite reads on the Barnes & Noble app. NOOK users have a vast library of eBooks at their fingertips, including more than one million books under $4.99, plus the added benefit of free in-store support in accordance with local safety protocols.
NOOK 10” HD Tablet joins Barnes & Noble’s lineup of eReaders and tablets, all of which are complemented by the top-rated NOOK mobile app for Android and iPhone®, and supported with free NOOK Cloud storage. The NOOK App offers a range of benefits for readers including access to the NOOK Shop to purchase content on the go, multiple user profiles for each reader in your household, recommendations through B&N Readouts, and Serial Reads, a monthly free book delivered in daily installments.
U.S. Pricing and Availability5
- The NOOK 10” HD Tablet Designed by Lenovo will start at $129.99 and will be available for purchase in stores and online at www.barnesandnoble.com in early April 2021.5