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B&N NOOK Receives v1.5 Firmware Upgrade

B&N NOOK Receives v1.5 Firmware Upgrade

While those looking for an eReading device that features a colored version, rather than the more "traditional" e-ink display, have found some solace in the NOOKcolor, for all those adopters who picked up the original NOOK, it's time you get a decent upgrade to your firmware version. Not too long after the official launch of the color version, the e-ink touting NOOK has just been granted version 1.5 of its software, which brings plenty of improvements to the eReader.

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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: 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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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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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 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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