Barnes & Noble has announced that it's going to leave manufacturing of its Color tablet line up to third party manufacturers.
The internet fairy just dropped this in our inboxes—an invitation from Barnes & Noble to check out a "very special announcement." What could it be? Perhaps they're carrying new stationary! Nook Nook Nook. New Nook Color. November 7th.
While everyone is gaga for the Kindle Fire, according to reports, Barnes & Noble has been working on the next Nook Color. Get ready for a fall color-eBook-reader smack down. LET'S GET READY TO sit down, have some tea, and read to a nice book before bed.
Time is getting ready to push all 21 of their magazines onto every tablet they can get to. That will include the iPad, Android tablets, the Touchpad, and Nook Color. The Kindle, strangely, and Playbook, less strangely, aren't invited.
Messing with boot ROMs is a painful pile of headaches that nobody wants to pick up. But it'd be nice to swap the Nook Color's software for something more versatile—say, Android 2.3. Just pop in this MicroSD card.
The update dropping for the Nook Color today is the big one: It tries to take the Nook Color all the way to a full-blown tablet for $250.
Joining Kindle readers, Barnes & Nobile Nook readers can hit up NYTimes.com and get unlimited access to the paper, provided they have a paid-up subscription. The Nook will be switched on at the Grey Lady in the coming weeks, but if you want to take a squizz at the site for free, there are still ways! [ZDNet]
Have you faithfully refused to root your Nook Color, never mind that you couldn't access those handy apps from the Android Market? Stick to your guns a while longer: Barnes & Noble is launching their version of an Android app store this April, along with Flash support for the device. [CNET]
I'm not one to over-specunosticate, but sometimes things are what they are. Like the Amazon tablet.
The best Android tablet is the Android tablet that can run Android 3.0 'Honeycomb'. And I guess that means the Nook Color, which has just received a port of Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Which you can install. Right now. Well, if you have a Nook Color, that is. Based on the Honeycomb SDK preview, the port isn't all the way…
XDA is making steady progress unlocking the full potential of the Nook Color as a cheap Android tablet. Angry Birds is just the first step. [XDA, Thanks Jeremy!]
Tablets, tablets everywhere—even where you least expect them. So here's a question: Is Barnes & Noble's Nook Color a tablet or an ereader? It's actually something in between. And it's only $250...
The Nook Color's built on top of Android, but seemed crippled in its potential to be a killer Android tablet by the way it'd run apps. Well, the reality is, it could be a solid little Android tablet after all.
Barnes & Noble's touchscreen Nook Color—a reading-centric, 7-inch Android tablet with full color books, magazines, newspapers and apps is well, surprisingly good. It might be the best Android tablet yet, even. Update: Video!