The New Nook: A Colorful Hybrid
Barnes & Noble today took the wraps off the latest iteration of its Nook, revealing an e-reader with a lot more color and a distinct resemblance to a tablet computer. Gone is the monochrome e-ink display, replaced by a 7-inch, full-color LCD touchscreen with 1024 x 600 resolution. Under the hood, the Nook Color is an Android tablet, equipped with Wi-Fi for Web and social network duty and able to run apps like Pandora and Lonely Planet (included) plus whatever comes out of the new Nook Developer program. Price: $249. Shipping date: Nov. 19.