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

“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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