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Old 11-20-2010, 12:56 PM
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Smile Thoughts on the Nook Color

Not really a phone, but an Android device nonetheless. I had some time to go into town and try out a few devices. One of them was the new, and very fancy, Nook Color. I didn't get around to doing much, due to certain circumstances, but I did like it.

When I first got a hold of it, I didn't know what to expect. I noticed the design was a bit different, but it isn't a big change from the original Nook.

The unlock screen was your standard, "Slide to unlock" kind of deal. There is also the addition of a hardware home button. That really is an improvement over the capacitive button, which didn't really inform you if it worked or not until you went home.

The home screen is pretty interesting. You're presented with books that were recently added and then you can pin books to the home-screen. The books pinned to the homescreen can made bigger or smaller with pinch-to-zoom.

One thing I noticed was a constant bar at the bottom of the screen. It had a couple of options in there. I didn't notice much.

I didn't get a chance to test out the browser or the games, so I can't give much on that. I can say that you get the apps you had on the original Nook and I think they've added Pandora music streaming. I'll probably be heading out into to town again to get a bit more of a hands-on.

Overall it's a very great device. What are your opinions on the Nook Color? Is what you expected it to be? Complaints? Anything?

Specs:

8 Hours of Battery life
8GB of built in storage -- up too 32gb of expandable storage.
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
3.5mm headphone jack
micro USB port

Supported media formats:

EPUB (including Non or Adobe DRM)
PDF
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 formats:

LIT, AMZ (Amazon), LRZ/LRX (Sony), anything not mentioned in the supported formats

Get it here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookco...?cds2Pid=35607
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:59 PM
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which formats does it accept? Does it show up as a usb mass storage device?

I don't think these are out in Europe.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:05 PM
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USB yes. Formats it reads are DOC, PDF, MP3, WAV, (not WMA), MP4 and a few other I can't remember.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:08 PM
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i probably will want a colour ereader at some time.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:28 PM
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"EPUB (including Non or Adobe DRM)
PDF
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)"

Straight from Barnes and Noble's website. sorry for not including this.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:31 PM
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that's pretty impressive from the reading side of things, I have so many epubs and the Kindle doesn't support them, converting takes ages.
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