B&N nook Color Unveiled

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October 26th, 2010 – Barnes and Noble has just announced a new member to its nook family.  Running on Google’s Android operating system and billed as a hybrid between an e-reader and a tablet computer, the nook Color features a complete “tablet-style” user interface that includes both facebook and twitter integration.

The nook Color, to be released November 19th for $249 (with pre-order available now), features WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and 8 GB of internal storage (with a microSDHC slot for additional storage.  The 7″ color screen is a 1024 x 600 IPS display referred to as “VividView”.   Being a color screen, the battery life suffers, but still comes in at a respectable 8 hours.   The unit does not have a 3G radio.

To complement the new nook Color, Barnes and Noble has announced a developer program.  This is exciting because it should help expand the capabilities of the nook Color and make the nook competitive with other tablet computers (as well as ereaders).  Additionally, they have announced a “nook Kids” library that features childrens books, videos, and newspaper/magazine subscriptions.

As soon as they are available, we will begin listing and rating covers and cases for the new nook Color.

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