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Solid build quality.
Excellent screen quality.
Easy to use interface.
Large eBook selection.
Improved web browser.
Beautiful looking children's books and magazines.
Pandora Internet Radio.
Fantastic Android based tablet that can be rooted.
Can buy books from device.
Expandable memory via MicroSD.
Excellent reading experience
Social sharing on Facebook and Twitter.
Supports PDF, Word, and ePub files.
8 GB of memory.
Sluggish User Interface that needs an upgrade.
Poor video quality on the web.
Reflective screen is not as easy to read outside.
Newspapers still don't read that well.
Average battery life.
Search function doesn't search library.
Zooming in and out of web pages and magazines using multi-touch gestures is clunky.
User interface inconsistent between PDFs and regular books.
Ads in the magazines.
Screen is a fingerprint magnet.
Proprietary AC adapter.
No access to Android Marketplace.
More apps should have been available at launch.
No Flash support (yet).
Battery isn't user-replaceable.
By PC Advisor on November 08, 2011
While B&N clearly missed a few opportunities to forge ahead of the pack, these omissions were trade-offs that were likely made in the name of achieving the Nook Tablet's attractive price. And attractive it is: at $249, Nook Tablet is a veritable...
By About.com on April 18, 2011
Jason previewed Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color here a few months ago, but we haven't done a formal hands on review. Until now. Although it's not officially available in the Great White North, thanks to e-Bay I was able to buy one of these color...
By Big Picture Big Sound on March 31, 2011
Barnes and Noble gambled everything they have on the Nook Color and it is a vastly superior experience compared to the Kindle 3. Periodicals, illustrated children's books, and magazines look phenomenal and the web browser is quite usable. The...
By The Gadgeteer on February 08, 2011
I’ve been waiting for a dedicated eBook reader with a backlit color display since the early days of the original Sony Reader. During that wait, I found myself using my current smartphone as an eBook reader due to the fact that it is always with me...
By G4tv.com on February 07, 2011
Video Review: The Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor blurs the line between eReader and tablet with a 7" full color touch screen, Android 2.1 OS, web surfing, music streaming, games and over 2 million titles to read. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the...
By Pocketables on February 01, 2011
Hardware If I were forced to sum up the hardware of the Nook Color in one word, it would be solid. The device obviously had a lot of industrial design behind it, and you can feel that it is a quality product. Compared to tablets from the likes of...
By Anything But iPod on January 16, 2011
The old forms of media have seen better days. Newspapers are losing subscribers daily to internet blogs and internet media that provide up to the minute information impossible to be delivered in the classic format. No longer do people need to wait...
By Gear Diary on December 31, 2010
If you have been following along here at Gear Diary you probably have seen Carly’s review of the NOOKColor. The NOOKColor was noted as Barnes and Noble number one seller for the holiday season and it’s pretty easy to understand why. I am not...
By Ars Technica on December 16, 2010
The power of a first impression The current obsession with product packaging in the blogosphere can sometimes (okay, many times) border on the pathetic. But there is a reasonable assumption behind all the geek package porn: any company that cares...
By Gear Diary on December 15, 2010
Ed. note - If you haven't already, please read part one of this review: First Impressions: NOOKcolor]It’s not often that I start a review with a conclusion, but it’s going to be hard to review the NOOKcolor without stating this up front:...
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