Barnes & Noble has officially revealed the Nook Color today at an event in US. However, it seems to surprise no one. The Nook Color will be sold at US$249, shipping 19th November. Pre-order now at Barnes & Noble.
It seems that B&N has ventured into the color touch screen direction while Amazon is still holding on to the e-ink. Anyway, I am quite surprised that it does not come with 3G option (yet) and the Android-based UI cannot access the Marketplace. However, B&N is quick to announce developer kit for developer to develop apps for this Nook Color.
Here are a few details of Nook Color.
- 7-inch screen
- VividView™ Color Touchscreen shows more than 16 million colors on the best-in-class IPS display.
- High resolution display at 1024 x 600 delivering 169 pixels per inch (PPI).
- Height: 8.1-inches
- Width: 5.0-inches
- Weight: 15.8 ounces
- Memory: 8 GB built-in, 32 GB expandable via MicroSD Card
- Supported File types:
- ePUB (including Non or Adobe DRM)
- Other documents: XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX
- Graphics: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
- Audio: MP3, AAC
- Video: MP4
- Not Supported: LIT, AMZ (Amazon), LRZ/LRX (Sony)
- Battery life: Up to 8 hours without recharging with wireless off.
- Port: 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroUSB Port
- OS: Android-based
- Integrated Twitter and Facebook
- Web browsing capability