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NookColor: eReader Game Changer

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Nook eReader from Barnes and Noble is considered to be the only competitor for Amazon Kindle DX and Amazon Kindle 3rd generation readers in the market. Without wasting time, the company has launched the 2nd generation Nook eReader named NookColor. These eReader are based on different approach and are a big step ahead.

When we compare the previous model of Nook and different models of Kindle with the latest NookColor we observe that the screen is big 7 inches and fully touch sensitive. The software is also improved and upgraded to Google Android Os 2.1 éclair. Although you cannot install ordinary Android application still some applications which are provided by Barnes and Noble are supported. Honestly that doesn’t make much difference because it is only a dedicated media reading device.

Reading Materials

As it is clear from the name that the eReader is related to reading which means that library is essential. Barnes and Noble have provided us almost 2 million reading different reading materials which cost $ 9.99 at maximum. They have also provided us ease of selection. We can read the books for some time before making our choice and purchasing the material. You can also subscribe magazines. A trail period of 14 days is provided for any magazine you like. This a great feature because now can check whether the book or magazine is suitable for you or not. The company has also promised his customers that they will provide downloadable Enhanced Nookbooks including illustrations.

What’s It Good For?

Although the main feature of eReaders is reading stuff still it provides its users entertainment like surfing on internet, get connected online through social networks, listening to your favorite music and playing many games. NookColor is closer to IPad and many tablets to some extend but the eReader is not a replacement of your notebook. You also have to carry a notebook along with any eReader device.

We easily understand the difference between models and devices by considering few stats such as:

Size

The screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad, 3rd Gen Kindle and Nook Color are 6” diagonal, 9.7” diagonal, 6” diagonal and 7” diagonal whereas Touch screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad and Nook Color are 3.5” color, 9.7” diagonal, and 7” diagonal correspondingly. Read the full story

Top Technological Trends Of 2009

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Here are some of the top technological trends that remained in focus during 2009.

1. Smartphones

These recently launched mobile phones have the capability to work as a computer as well, allowing users to plug in anywhere. Smartphone sales increased 24% worldwide in 2009, irrespective of the poor economic conditions.

Top Ten Tech Trends

2. Facebook

Facebook went through a significant demographic shift, becoming the most favorite social networking website for all age groups.

3. Blogging

Blogging gained much popularity in 2009 with the help of Twitter. This helped people to publicize certain issues, such as the protests in Iranian elections, which cause significant turbulence in the politics.

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Barnes and Noble Nook Review

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Barnes & Noble’s Nook a device with multiple options like Amazon Kindle and Sony’s options is getting interest of people quickly. The eager readers and fresh gadget lovers welcome this new contender.

Barnes and Noble’s is not only a color touchscreen component but also run Google’s Android OS. The appearance of this device is just like rise of sun in dawn, which will set new ways for the technology on commercially viable e-reader scene.

Now when N & B is going to be launched soon, lets see that it is really according the wishes of the customers or only a boast. We had taken a long and hard look at the device and made a review for this gadget.

Lets check out its features and functions.

Hardware

For Kindle users industrial look of the Nook will not be surprising. B & N haven’t made any breakthrough changes in the device, although the company had made some important design decisions to make it different from its competitors.

Nook is having smaller surface size but thicker and little heavier than Kindle. Its size is similar to a typical trade paperback, 7.7 X 4.9 inches, ½ inch thick and weighing 11.2 ounces.

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Barnes & Noble Launches Free Wi-Fi

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Barnes & Noble are hoping to sell more e-books so that they can compete with Amazon.com‘s Kindle.

On Tuesday free Wi-Fi has been launched by Barnes & Noble at its bookstores, which provides a convenient way to buy and download electronic books to its customers.

AT&T will provide the free wireless hotspots, by which Barnes & Noble’s paid Wi-Fi network has been managed since 2005. In 50 states 777 stores are being operated by the bookseller and it offers more than 700,000 e-book titles.

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