Nook Color, the latest e-reader in the popular Nook line, will be powered by Android, Barnes & Noble confirmed today. The Nook Color arrives next month.
Nook Color, the new e-reading device from Barnes and Noble, will utilize Android technology, allowing users to do everything from browsing the Web to checking email, all with a couple taps of the touchscreen. That's the news today from Barnes and Noble, which said the Nook Color should hit on Nov. 19. And anyway you slice it, this is a full-featured e-reader.
Among the pertinent specs on the Nook Color: a 7-inch VividView touch screen, an audio player that holds up to 100 hours of music or voice files, a Wi-Fi antenna, 8GB of internal memory, and approximately eight hours of battery life. Barnes and Noble said that it would soon open a Nook Developer program, where third-party designers could submit applications for the Nook Color.
"With Nook Developer, we're opening our doors to content providers and developers to change the future of reading together," Barnes & Noble exec Jamie Iannone wrote today in a statement. "We invite developers across all platforms to join us in growing our e-reading ecosystem by creating engaging content and reading-centric applications for our millions of customers to enjoy on Nook Color and beyond."
In other words, the Nook Color is basically an Android-tablet, lite.