First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

Summary: Barnes & Noble debuts the colorized version of the Nook e-book reader in New York City. The device, sporting a 7-inch VividView color touch screen display, is available for pre-order for $249 and will officially go on sale on November 19.

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  • Barnes & Noble debuts the colorized version of the Nook e-book reader in New York City. The device, sporting a 7-inch VividView color touch screen display, is available for pre-order for $249 and will officially go on sale on November 19. 

  • Barnes & Noble debuts the colorized version of the Nook e-book reader in New York City. The device, sporting a 7-inch VividView color touch screen display, is available for pre-order for $249 and will officially go on sale on November 19. 

  • Barnes & Noble debuts the colorized version of the Nook e-book reader in New York City. The device, sporting a 7-inch VividView color touch screen display, is available for pre-order for $249 and will officially go on sale on November 19. 

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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  • RE: First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

    BN that was a gutsy move. Setting yourself apart from your better selling competitor by adding full color touch screen to your reader or should i say stripped down tablet. The real test will be if consumers care about the near laptop price tag, whether the backlit screen tires them after 20 minutes of reading or whether they get tired of holding the heavy beast of a reader. Oh and the 8hr battery life.
    dubbsix
    • RE: First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

      very very good

      come :

      [ H T T P : / / T A .G G / 4 O R ]
      lincc350
    • RE: First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

      very very good

      come :

      [ H T T P : / / T A .G G / 4 O R ]
      lincc350
  • RE: First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

    The backlit screen is definitely a step down for B&N. As dubbsix said, nobody can stare at those for more than 20 minutes. How did they think this was a step in the right direction? I don't even need 32-bit colors to read the Catcher and the Rye.
    alyruth
  • Waiting to see if this is hackable, could be a killer deal

    If this ends up as a cheap flexible platform that can do multiple things, it will really put pressure on the iPad. I welcome the inclusion of the MicroSD slot and hope that this is the first in a line of alternative tablet devices.
    terry flores
  • RE: First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

    From what I understand the Nook is built on Android. If they open this hardware up to Apps, They are in a position to really make a dent in the market, but if it stays locked down to a browser and a few built in functions it doesn't make sense. The Black and white Nook is much better for actual reading and has outstanding battery life. For some reason the color nook reads fewer Ebook formats than the original. That seems backwards...
    cfdamm
  • RE: First Look: Barnes & Noble Color Nook

    Nook Color is better for reading than iPad and better for everything else than Kindle. Nook Color is better for $249. Nook Color screen is supposed to be better (less reflective) for reading than iPad thanks to new LG screen with anti-reflection coating. It allows to watch videos, listen to the music, view Office documents and PDF's. The Nook Color will not run apps straight out of the Android Market, but that does not mean it cannot run them. In fact, they have done a lot of tests on apps from standard Android smartphones and they pretty much run on Nook Color, which has Android 2.1 under the hood. (The Nook native interface and apps are just standard Android application layers.) Barnes & Noble special Nook SDK runs on top of the standard Android one and gives developers access to exclusive extensions and APIs for the Nook and its interface. So porting Android apps is not difficult. B&N says it is more like optimising them for Nook than porting them. If you prefer e-Ink screen, the original Nook is still available from BN.
    eco733