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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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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 19 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 19 2010

Hooray! Mail came early today and we were given our Nook Color to grab and to open and to hold (aka unboxing and hands-on). Then we find out that the iPhone alone is worth more than almost every firm in the WORLD. Cox gives you money back for the minutes you don't use, and Google wipes away that StreetView data they were never supposed to have in the first place. Advent Vega offers up their budget Android tablet for sale and basically instantly sells out, and MySpace opens their doors to Facebook and signs the oncoming apocalypse.

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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 16 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 16 2010

What'll it be today? A big fat Beatles announcement by Apple? Yes! A brand new LG Android phone leak with 8MP photos, 1080p video, and HDMI? Yes! Perhaps devices with flippy screens - so many flippy screens? Yes! Any way you look at it, today is a real diverse day in tech news, everything from an app called Giftmeister to the world's first Android TV. But wait, aren't the holidays coming up rather soon? That's it! The thread is releases for the gift giving season! Hooray for capitalism and the push for greater technology for the sake of spreading love!

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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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The Daily Slash: October 26th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 26th 2010

What's Slashin today? The Nook Color was released today at a very special Barnes&Noble special event. There were dancers, kids, old people, authors, and lots of yummy treats. Best Buy has the Galaxy Tab and the Huawei S7 on preorder, Barnes & Noble has the Nook Color on preorder. Fanboys take back their Droid-lovin internets, we get a Galaxy Tab in the mail, and the Color Tab has a loop in it. All this and more! Today! On the Daily Slash.

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