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Jon Westfall
10-27-2010, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Unbound-NOOK-NOOKcolor-and/NOOKcolor-The-Ultimate-Reading-Experience/ba-p/695350' target='_blank'>http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com...nce/ba-p/695350</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"NOOKcolor, built on Android, is a full-color touch device dedicated to reading that opens up a whole new world of digital reading materials. NOOKcolor provides access to the largest ebookstore with an unprecedented selection of over two million digital titles-all just a single search away. Plus, digital content - from bestsellers to favorite magazines in full color, and interactive children's picture books to enhanced cookbooks - has never looked better than on NOOKcolor's stunning 7-inch VividView Color Touchscreen."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1288181536.usr7.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Well well well... here we have a color eReader, although obviously not using eInk. The NOOKcolor (For some reason I think the C should be capitalized, but hey, what do I know). You can pre-order it for $249 now, and it should be shipping sometime around November 17, although given B&amp;N's track record, don't hold your breath. Not a bad looking product though, and I do know a few NOOK lovers, so perhaps this will make the experience even better for the B&amp;N crowd!</p>

10-27-2010, 09:33 PM
Too bad they didn't use a picture of the real NOOKcolor.

10-28-2010, 05:39 AM
A lot of people are complaining that it has a backlight instead of using e-Ink, which makes it harder for some to read for extended periods of time, and begs the question, "can you use it in sunlight?" For that reason, many people are choosing to stay with the e-Ink-based models.

Sven Johannsen
11-01-2010, 07:21 PM
A lot of people are complaining that it has a backlight instead of using e-Ink,
Are they the same people that complained that e-readers aren't backlit which makes them hard to read in low light? ;) If it did use color e-ink, they would be complaining about the cost, and that it isn't fast enough to watch videos. Seems like a cool portable device at a reasonable cost that will support some reading activities, plus, in circumstances where an e-ink reader might have some disadvantages.