Sprint is betting heavily on the iPhone, reportedly agreeing to purchase 30 million handsets over the next four years. The carrier got to work quickly by accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 4 on Thursday, and announcing their unlimited data plan. “Sprint’s Simply Everything Plan is the only plan from a
The Sprint iPhone rumor is starting to gain some steam. On Friday, Bloomberg reiterated the Wall Street Journal’s claim that Sprint would be carrying the iPhone 5 in mid-October. Bloomberg added that Sprint would be retaining their unlimited data service plans for the iPhone 5 in hopes to compete with
Since rumors are really heating up regarding the potential for the next iPhone to make its way onto Sprint, it seems fitting to further discuss the effects consumers would see as a result of every major carrier selling Apple’s highly sought-after popular device. When it comes to pricing, everything could
Further legitimizing the iPad as a book reader, Barnes & Noble introduced its reader app [App Store, Free] for the iPad today. While not as flashy as Apple's iBooks, the BN eReader appears to be a step ahead of the Kindle app and offers features not available on either competing apps. The Barnes & Noble app offers the ability to loan out your eBooks to a friend for up to two weeks, and lets you see the books as they were intended, using the publishers formatting suggestion. It also allows you to save formatting themes. The expected features are included as well, such as highlighting, adding notes, and bookmarks (tap the bottom right corner to dog-ear the page). BN eReader also supports syncing between other devices such as the Nook or BN eReader for iPhone.
The new eReader has a few downsides, however.
Today Barnes and Noble announced that they are working on an iPad-specific version of their eReader software. What makes this of interest is that the eBooks you buy will be associated with your Barnes and Noble account, a departure from current iPhone app which tie your purchases to the app. This will allow Nook owners the option of moving their entire collection of eBooks to the iPad.
The app is scheduled to be released on April 3. This is a smart move for Barnes and Noble. By working with the iPad instead of trying to fight it, they have the potential to sell more eBooks, putting them ahead of Sony and making them a better competition with Amazon.
Barnes & Noble's new ebook reader, the Nook, has a handy feature for iPhone users that isn't getting much attention. According to a press release released recently, the device will have a "reading now" feature that will let you save your place in a book across devices, including the B&N eReader app for the iPhone [App Store, Free].
The Barnes & Noble app that was released last month [App Store] has a trick up its sleeve! Head into any B&N with the app loaded on your iPhone, show it to a barista at the Starbucks counter, and you'll get a free tall coffee! The free Starbucks is only being being offered for a limited time and is only good for one coffee per device (there's a code they get from the app). So grab that B&N app, head down to the bookstore, and enjoy some free coffee! I'm enjoying mine RIGHT NOW.