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Nook Color is better for reading than iPad and better for everything else than Kindle. Nook Color is better for $249. Nook Color screen is supposed to be better (less reflective) for reading than iPad thanks to new LG screen with anti-reflection coating. It allows to watch videos, listen to the music, view Office documents and PDF's. The Nook Color will not run apps straight out of the Android Market, but that does not mean it cannot run them. In fact, they have done a lot of tests on apps from standard Android smartphones and they pretty much run on Nook Color, which has Android 2.1 under the hood. (The Nook native interface and apps are just standard Android application layers.) Barnes & Noble special Nook SDK runs on top of the standard Android one and gives developers access to exclusive extensions and APIs for the Nook and its interface. So porting Android apps is not difficult. B&N says it is more like optimising them for Nook than porting them.  If you prefer e-Ink screen, the original Nook is still available from BN.



I'm THIS close to pulling the trigger on one of those Nook Colors. I primarily want it for reading, but mostly for my own content. Notes for college. I am just waiting for them to hit the stores so I can swing by and see one in person.

Its a nice side benefit that it can do other things, email, social stuff. I also imagine it will have a replacement rom made by someone in the Android community within a week of release. Haha.

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