Nook Color Android-based tablet/eReader from Barnes &
Noble has been on the market for over a year and sold millions of units at
$250. Gives Flash, apps, videos, color magazines and ebooks with video inserts,
and the best anti-glare coated screen on the market. Technology
"leader" Amazon is finally catching up with the book store company by
copying their device.
Kindle only supports eBooks in its proprietary AZW format.
Nook, on the other hand, supports both DRM-protected and DRM-free ebooks in
ePub format thus it supports ebooks from B&N store, from any other DRM-free
source on the web, and from public libraries.
If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store,
you’re allowed to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free
provided in the store Wi-Fi.
Nook Color has several apps that already come with the
device (Pandora Internet radio, QuickOffice, etc.) and hundreds of other apps
are available for download. Also, you can use the Social Settings screen to
link your NOOK Color to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can
also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have
linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and
borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends. Nook
store has over 2 million of paid books and about the same number of free public