Barnes & Noble will give owners of certain Nook models a free app every week as part of its ongoing Free Fridays promotion, which until now has been limited to e-books.
If Barnes & Noble slows down production of its Nook hardware line, book publishers could be in for a world of hurt at the hand of Amazon.
A survey from FixYa details the most common complaints with the leading 7-inch slates.
Nook Color selling point drops to $139, 8GB tablet to $159.
Barnes and Noble announced on Tuesday a Nook video-on-demand service coming this fall with content from major TV and movie studios, including HBO, Sony, Warner Brothers, Viacom, and Disney.
The gift card offer, which runs through July 29, comes at a time of increasing competition among 7-inch tablets, with Google's Nexus 7 tablet shipping now.