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NOOKcolor Demo

NOOKcolor Demo

Our man in the field Vincent was at PEPCOM last night and got his hands on a NOOKcolor, checking it out a bit and even having a lovely demo done in front of the camera. It was here that we got to see firsthand a working model of the NOOKcolor device and all of the lovely features available on it at the launch. This is Barnes & Noble's 7-inch "ultimate reading device" of which there is "no more iconic, thin, [or] comfortable [an] ereader." Sound pretty snappy. Our presenter went through all of the clicks, pinches, and drags in turn.

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NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on

NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on

Welcome to the official SlashGear NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on. I received this lovely treat in the mail at about 9AM through FedEx - joyous day! You know the NOOKcolor from its first official coming out ceremony back on October 26th (2010). This is Barnes and Noble's first fully color Nook: it's a 7-inch portable tablet aimed directly at those wishing to have a full reading experience. It costs right around $250 and is host to over 2 million titles (books, enhanced books, newspapers, magazines, and children's books.) Inside you'll see the slick box it comes in plus the accessories and feel of the device itself.

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The Daily Slash: November 16 2010

The Daily Slash: November 16 2010

Today we reconfirm the idea that Google Voice for iPhone is a big deal - then argue about it! Apple told the world they'd be changed forever after today, then the Beatles are released on iTunes! We review and/or unbox the following items: SoundFreaq SFQ-01A, Google Voice for iPhone, Samsung Continuum, and Evan's epic week with the HTC HD7 continues with "Software!" Barnes and Noble's Nook Color officially goes on sale, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Web 2.0 2010 appearance video is up for multiple views - the Nexus S! Gingerbread! Sweetness! On the business end of things, Samsung Galaxy Tab's production may very well be cut in half due to poor demand, Panasonic is entering the Japanese Smartphone market in 2011, and 1 MILLION Optimus One smartphones have been sold in one month! Oh and the T-Mobile G2 was overclocked to 1.9Ghz like it was no big deal

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B&N NOOK Color on sale now; new firmware for original NOOK next week

B&N NOOK Color on sale now; new firmware for original NOOK next week

Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color has begun shipping, earlier than expected, meaning pre-order customers will be getting a premature treat as a 7-inch color touchscreen ereader drops on their doorstep. The Android-based slate will also start showing up in Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Walmart and Books-A-Million stores this week; if you order online today, you can apparently expect your NOOK Color sometime in the week of November 26.

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Hands-On Around the Web with the Nook Color [Plus Barnes&Noble Press Release]

Hands-On Around the Web with the Nook Color [Plus Barnes&Noble Press Release]

Two things: let's talk about what it feels like to use this device, AND, lets look at the full press release on the Nook Color just released by Barnes & Noble a moment ago. Our pals at CrunchGear are there at the event with commentary, Engadget too, plus a couple other friends are sure to pop up along the way. It's thin, it's got a rubbery back, and it's got a loop to put a chain through. It's nice to hold, very bright and easy on the eyes, and also you can read books on it!

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“Nook Color” Revealed at Barnes & Noble’s “Very Special Event”

“Nook Color” Revealed at Barnes & Noble’s “Very Special Event”

Just over a year ago, Barnes & Noble released their "Nook" device, a reader for books with a secondary Android-powered navigator. Now it's time for color. Revealed (to the slight surprise of some, expected by half the universe) today at Barnes & Noble's "very special event" is this lovely machine with a giant color touchscreen, and it's half an inch thick.

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B&N NOOK Color tablet leaks ahead of launch

B&N NOOK Color tablet leaks ahead of launch

Barnes & Noble's upcoming NOOK Color ereader has leaked, and the company only has itself to blame.  A CNET tipster spotted the image of the tablet being used to illustrate a screen protector accessory on the bookseller's own site, in a page quickly pulled by B&N's web team.

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Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

"It appears to be just a handful of credible entrants" said Apple CEO Steve Jobs on iPad rivals, "not exactly an avalanche." It's certainly been a shaky few weeks for tablets in general; while Apple's slate can apparently do little wrong, contributing nicely to another record financial quarter for the Cupertino company, the rest of the market is looking deeply troubled. Qualms over platforms, sizes, pricing and usability have all come to a head over the past seven days, leaving manufacturers looking almost as confused as the would-be consumers.

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Barnes & Noble register NookColor.com for Android ereader?

Barnes & Noble register NookColor.com for Android ereader?

Rumors that Barnes & Noble plan to launch a color tablet ereader look even more likely, with the discovery that the bookseller has registered nookcolor.com.  The domain name suggests that the upcoming device will indeed be called the Nook Color; it's also tipped to have a 7-inch display, run Android and be priced at a mere $249.

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Barnes & Noble nook Color is an Android-Based Color Touchscreen eReader, Sources Say

Barnes & Noble nook Color is an Android-Based Color Touchscreen eReader, Sources Say

Barnes & Noble has an announcement to make this coming Tuesday, October 26th. And, while the venue may suggest that it's not going to be a big announcement, a source speaking with CNET claims differently. In fact, the source's suggestion is that Barnes & Noble is getting ready to unveil a brand new eReader, named the nook Color. And, aptly so, considering this new eReader will supposedly feature not only a color display, but also a touchscreen.

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B&N NOOK arrives in Walmart from Oct 24

B&N NOOK arrives in Walmart from Oct 24

Always wanted a NOOK but refuse to step into a Barnes & Noble store or shop online?  You're in luck, then, as the bookseller has just announced its wireless ereaders will be showing up in Walmart stores (as well as through their online store) from October 24 2010.

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Barnes & Noble announces launch of NOOKstudy

Barnes & Noble announces launch of NOOKstudy

Barnes & Noble announced back in July the new NOOKstudy platform that would allow students to access a massive library of digital textbooks from a PC or Mac that they can use to study with from anywhere. At the time, we didn’t know exactly when the new service would launch with the only hint being a date of "this fall."

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