New Barnes Noble Nook Color ReviewThe Barnes and Noble Nook Color eReader edition is yet another improvement in the wireless reading device world. It seems the Barnes and Noble Nook and the Amazon Kindle are always trying to one-up the other and so here comes another. The new Nook Color is now available and currently ready to ship. How much does it cost? It is listed at $199, which is $100 more than the grayscale Nook WiFi- only model ($99). BUT, the color model currently only comes with WiFi only, no 3G. It is the same price as the Kindle Fire Tablet which closely competes, if not outperforms, the Nook Color.
Here are some features on the new Nook Color ebook reader:
- 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen with 16 million+ colors
- 8GB of built-in memory, plus microSD expansion slot for adding more memory
- AliveTouch™ Technology allows for interactivity in children's books
- Extra Wide Viewing Angle - 175 degrees, helps reduce glare
- Now Magazines and Newspapers come in Color
- High resolution display at 1024 x 600 delivering 169 pixels per inch (PPI)
- Android 2.1 operating system (upgradeable to 2.2 in 2011)
- Audio and Video playback
- Price $199 (same as Kindle Fire Tablet which has more features)
- Only available with WiFi, no 3G
- 8 hour battery life with WiFi off
- Weighs nearly a pound, 15.8oz
The New Nook Color Ereader with VividView™ color touchscreen uses over 16 million colors for rich, vibrant images. The screen is backlit for easy reading, day or night. The color makes magazine and newspaper reading as they are supposed to be read, with color photos and illustrations. Other features with Nook Color include being able to view videos embedded in books such as a how-to video in a cookbook.
Barnes and Noble Nook Color Review - Extensive
The color screen is a big bonus for their Nook Kids collection of interactive story books where the characters really come to life in color as opposed to black and white. With the AliveTouch technology kids can touch the screen and the story comes to life. Stories can even be read aloud to your kids.
Overall, I think you are better off paying $50 more for the Nook Tablet or, even better yet, not paying more and getting the Kindle Fire.
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