Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Barnes & Noble just concluded their special event where they unveiled the long rumored Color Nook. The device is similar to the existing Nook e-reader (which is powered by Android), but has a large, color touchscreen.
The Color Nook is essentially an Android tablet, but one that runs a heavily customized interface that is geared toward reading. It features a 7" high-resolution display that B&N says is specialized to be as anti-glare as possible while still being a touchscreen. They also say it is fully readable outdoors.
Barnes and Nobile is clear that the Color Nook is an e-reader device first, but they are also touting its extra features, such as full web browsing, music streaming, social sharing, etc. It also offers users the ability to subscribe (for a cost, of course) to hundreds of magazines and newspapers which appear in full color with video support.
The Color Nook is available for pre-order now for $249 and will be available on November 19. Check out all the details and pictures at the official Color Nook page of the Barnes & Nobile website.