Desktops and Notebooks: Barnes and Noble`s Nook Color Features Android, Facebook Integration

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-11-22
 
 
 

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

by Nicholas Kolakowski

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

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.

Full Color

Periodicals

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

Periodicals

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

Ads

Touch Screen

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

Touch Screen

Home Screen

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

Home Screen

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).

Children's Books

Traditional E-Text

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

Traditional E-Text

Social Networking

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

Social Networking

Library

The Nook Colors library setup.

Library

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.

LendMe

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.

Web Browser

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.

Book Store

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