Nook Color Adds Apps And Video

April 2011

Barnes & Noble is upgrading the Nook by adding an application store, an e-mail program, and the ability to play Flash video on its web browser. Consumers have been “rooting” the Nook software for months, voiding the warranty, to make the e-readers more tablet-like. With the new changes, consumers will be able to play games like “Angry Birds” and send emails on the device automatically without losing their warranty. At $249.00, the Nook Color will be hundreds of dollars less than other competitor tablets, although the alternatives do have advantages including a wider selection of apps and cameras.