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Android e-reader adds color, web browsing, and video

Oct 28, 2010, 13:02 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Barnes & Noble announced a $249, all-color version of its Android-based Nook e-reader that adds full web browsing and video viewing capabilities. The Nook Color offers 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a seven-inch, backlit 1024 x 600 color touchscreen, but while it offers 802.11n Wi-Fi, there is no 3G option.

"Early this year, Barnes & Noble introduced its Wi-Fi- and 3G-ready, Android-based Nook e-reader, and despite some rough edges, the product has become a hot seller.

"The company followed up in June with a $199 Nook 3G that ditched Wi-Fi capability, as well as a $149 Nook Wi-Fi version that omitted the 3G modem. Like the original Nook, the Nook Wi-Fi and Nook 3G offer a six-inch E Ink Vizplex monochrome display with 16-level grayscale, as well as a secondary 3.5-inch color touchscreen."

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