Barnes and Noble's Nook Color Features Android, Facebook Integration

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Barnes and Noble's Nook Color Features Android, Facebook Integration

by Nicholas Kolakowski

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Full Color

The Nook Color offers a 7-inch display, with a wide 178-degree viewing angle and ability to switch between landscape and portrait views.

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Periodicals

Barnes & Noble is leveraging the Nooks color to sell periodicals and other image-intensive texts.

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Ads

Periodicals include advertising—something that will likely become a point of negotiation and contention between e-reader/tablet manufacturers and publishers moving forward.??í

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Touch Screen

The Nook Colors touch screen allows users to scroll through content by swiping up, down, left or right.

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Home Screen

The Nook Colors three home screens are relatively customizable, letting users "pin" and arrange their books on a changeable background.

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Children's Books

Barnes & Noble hopes parents will gravitate toward the Nook Color as a platform for childrens books, given the devices ability to display vibrant images (and read aloud, via its "Read To Me" feature).

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Traditional E-Text

The Nook Color can also display traditional "grayscale" e-texts.

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Social Networking

The Nook Color offers the option to share selected passages from e-books via Facebook and Twitter.

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Library

The Nook Colors library setup.

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LendMe

Barnes & Nobles LendMe technology allows users to lend their e-books to another Nook for a period of 14 days. While a book is being lent, the lending user cannot access it.

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Web Browser

Nook Color also features a Web browser, powered by the devices WiFi capability, bringing it more in line, feature-wise, with tablet PCs.

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Book Store

The Nook Colors e-bookstore. Barnes & Noble also offers e-reader software for a variety of PCs and mobile devices, hoping to extend the reach of its e-books.

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