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Some users facing bricked Nook Color eReaders after 1.2 update

Some users facing bricked Nook Color eReaders after 1.2 update

There were a lot of Nook Color users who were excited this week when the 1.2 update for the eReader firmware was launched. The Nook Color runs Android and the update brought with it new apps, features, and email access. This was the first big step from Barnes & Noble towards making the eReader into a real Android tablet. At the time, we told the owners of the tablet that they could either wait for the update to be applied automatically, or it could be applied manually.

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NOOK Color Adds New Exclusive Game: Aces Bubble Popper

NOOK Color Adds New Exclusive Game: Aces Bubble Popper

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Color eReader is really setting itself apart from the competition. Earlier this week, the eReader got a firmware update that brought new features including NOOK Email and apps. The ability to download apps is perhaps the niftiest part and included several games for the eReader. New games will likely be piled on quickly, and today's latest release is the Aces Bubble Popper from Concrete Software, who also released Aces Jewel Hunt and Pocket Ants for the device.

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Nook Color gets email, apps and more with new update

Nook Color gets email, apps and more with new update

The eReader market is flooded with a bunch of devices that have the same basic functionality. Some are nowhere near as popular as other readers are though and while the Amazon Kindle is one of the most popular, it's not as interesting to some as the Nook Color. A color screen on an eReader is a unique feature right now and when you factor in that the Color runs the Android OS all sorts of hacks and mods are possible. For a while, users were doing just that with hacks and mods to get more functionality out of the device.

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Nook Color getting access to apps, Flash support, and more in April

Nook Color getting access to apps, Flash support, and more in April

I know there are a lot of people out there that like the idea of getting the Android-powered Nook Color eReader and rooting the device to be used as a cheap Android tablet. Rooting the Color gets access to the Android Market and other cool features. The Home Shopping Network has offered up some details about an update due in April that will add some cool new official features.

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M-Edge offers new Nook Color accessories

M-Edge offers new Nook Color accessories

M-Edge has a ton of accessories and cases for all sorts of tablets and eReaders. Earlier this week I talked about the new line it was ready to launch for the iPad 2. Today M-Edge has announced a bunch of new stuff for users of the Nook Color eReader and tablet that want to add some style and protection to their device. The line has a bunch of different offerings.

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Barnes & Noble’s First PubIt! In-Store Event, Demo NOOK Color, Get Free Coffee

Barnes & Noble’s First PubIt! In-Store Event, Demo NOOK Color, Get Free Coffee

Barnes & Noble, the world's largest bookseller, is launching their first in-store promotion event for their "PubIt!" self-publishing platform tonight in its Santa Monica, CA store. For those not lucky enough to be in Santa Monica, you can head to your local Barnes & Noble this Saturday, February 26, to take a guided tour of the NOOK Color and get a free tall cup of Starbucks coffee.

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B&N NOOK server failures prompt holiday headaches (again)

B&N NOOK server failures prompt holiday headaches (again)

It seems that while Barnes & Noble's finances have been rescued by the NOOK range, the book retailer's servers haven't been quite so resilient. Multiple reports have been hitting Twitter over the past few days, complaining that the NOOK activation and ebook download systems have been offline or overloaded, presumably with the weight of new users attempting to set up their NOOK and NOOKcolor purchases and buy content.

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Froyo for NOOKcolor gets risky install instructions [Video]

Froyo for NOOKcolor gets risky install instructions [Video]

Barnes & Noble's NOOKcolor has acquired a hacked version of Android 2.2 Froyo, upgrading the touchscreen ereader's software and taking advantage of the recent NOOKcolor root. Jesse Vincent has the instructions, though be warned, they're not as straightforward as most ROM reflashes we've grown used to; so far there isn't a public, distributable Froyo ROM for the NOOKcolor, so you'll have to compile your own with a few potentially dangerous modifications along the way.

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