With the release of the new Nook HD and Nook HD+, B&N is discounting its older tablets -- the Nook Color is down to $139. Now that Barnes & Noble's new $199 Nook HD tablet is starting to ship to customers, the company has lowered the prices on last year's Nook Tablet models to $179 (16GB) and $159 (8GB), and reduced the price of its entry-level Nook Color to $139. It's unclear how long Barnes & Noble will keep these models on the market, but it appears they will be sold through the holiday buying season.
It comes off weeks of back and forth from the U.K, courts after Samsung scored a rare legal win over Apple, after the iPhone and iPad maker lost an iPad design patent suit it brought to the sunflower still life iphone case British court against rival tablet maker Samsung, On October 18, U.K, High Court Judge Colin Birss originally ruled that Apple must run notices on its U.K, Web site and in a number of U.K, print publications stating that Samsung did not infringe Apple's patents and therefore did not breach U.K, law, Birss ruled that the notice must stay on Apple's site for one month..
After Samsung complained to a U.K. Court of Appeal that an earlier version of Apple's statement was inaccurate, on Thursday Apple was ordered to remove the statement, in which the technology giant embellished the "apology" with additional detail that was not sanctioned by the court. Apple's U.K. Web site now admits its previous statement was not compliant with the court, stating. Apple had previously won a number of victories forcing Samsung products off the shelves in Europe, and a $1 billion damages win for Apple in a U.S. court.
But in losing a rare patent battle in the British courts, Apple included its own opinion in the statement along with the court-ordered text in a bid to lessen the impact, The original Apple statement included quotes from Birss stating that the Apple iPad was "a cool design," sunflower still life iphone case while noting the Samsung products were "not as cool." Apple's final paragraph in the "expanded" statement made it clear that the U.K, ruling in Samsung's favor was a rare, one-off event, Speaking on Thursday, U.K, appeals court judge Robin Jacob said: "I'm at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this," adding that Apple had committed a "plain breach of that order" by expanding the statement on its U.K, Web site..
The "Samsung/Apple UK judgment" page now includes two paragraphs, both set out by the U.K. High Court in its original judgment on October 18. On Friday, Apple's 'apology' note appeared in a number of British newspapers, including The Guardian, The Daily Mail, and The Telegraph, but did not contain any other detail besides the court-sanctioned paragraphs. The statement on Apple's U.K. Web site now reads the same as the apology printed in newspapers this week. After testing a British court's patience with a not so apologetic public statement, the iPhone and iPad maker is finally eating humble pie.