Barnes & Noble Nook Color

The Nook Color from Barnes & Noble occupies a middle ground between e-reader and Android tablet. Sure, it does books, but it also does some Android apps and can be rooted into a full-featured Android tablet if you have the know-how.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 19, 2010
  • Price at launch: $249.99

What You Need To Know

  • On Nov. 7th, 2011 Barnes & Noble announced a price drop to $199 and software update for the Nook Color
  • Barnes & Noble's first entry into the tablet market was designed to incorporate a color LCD and an e-reader into one
  • The Nook Color gained popularity as a cheap tablet — it sold for hundreds less than the iPad
  • The software was based on the Android kernel, but the Nook Color was locked out of the Android Market
  • Users could unofficially run Android ROMs, like the popular CyanogenMod, to gain full Android support

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.48 inches
Weight 0.99 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.1
CPU brand Ti
CPU family OMAP
RAM size 512 MB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 8.1 inches
Width 5 inches
Thickness 0.48 inches
Weight 0.99 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Mono
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 1024 px
PPI 170
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system Android
Skin Nook Color
Launch OS version 2.1
Notable apps Pandora, Nook
Processor
CPU brand Ti
CPU family OMAP
CPU model 3621
Clock speed 800 MHz
Cores 1
GPU
Brand PowerVR
Model SGX530
Memory
RAM size 512 MB
Storage
Internal size 8 GB
External storage Yes
External storage support microSD
Max external size 32 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth No
Ports
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 4010 mAh
Removable No
Quoted use time 8 hr
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories Power Adapter, Quick Start Guide, USB cable
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