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Nook Color rooted: What does it mean for Barnes & Noble?

Dec 01, 2010, 20:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Faas)

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"When the Nook Color was firs announced, I pointed out that it was more than an e-reader. With the ability to browse the web, edit Office documents thanks to Quickoffice, and run apps approved by Barnes and Noble, it's really a basic tablet that doubles as an e-reader for a price well below other tablets.

"Yesterday, the potential for the Nook Color exploded as folks of XDA announced success in rooting the device (modifying it to allow the injection of additional or altered code). As proof of their success, they offered pictures of the Nook Color running Angry Birds and with other items added to the device's Extras screen.

"Although there is no video of how well the game runs on the Nook, Engadget's initial review included a statement about seeing Angry Birds running on a dev unit and reported that it runs as smooth as on a Galaxy Tab or iPad."

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