Monday, April 25, 2011

Barnes & Noble Adds a 'Hook' to the Nook

B&N's Nook Color eReaderImage by orb9220 via FlickrThe E-reader wars continue unabated, with Barnes & Noble set to expand its Nook e-reader to accommodate email and an applications store, according to an Associated Press story.

Amazon, Inc.'s Kindle has made more of a splash in the market, but Nook does offer a color touchscreen, compared to the Kindle's non-touch-sensitive black and white screen.  (See "TUOL" post 2/10/10.) Among the 125 applications introduced for the Nook today are the game, "Angry Birds," and  "Epicurious" recipes.

Flash content will further jazz up Nook's Web browser. Nook runs Google, Inc.'s Android software, but not standard Android apps.

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