Nook Color Android Tablet Review – Specs Features Photos
It was iPad who initially started a device which is something between a smart phone and a laptop and it became a big hit. Then previously we had separate eBook reader and Amazon Kindle was the hottest selling device of a kind which was intended for reading eBook, but that was the end? No, then came the tablet PC. The Tablet PC industry has caught fever as it has seen more and more devices fitting into this category.
You might probably remember the Nook e-Reader from Barnes and Noble. The makers of Nook e-reader has launched got Nook Color a mix of tablet and e-reader under their products.
It has impressive 7 inches vivid view color touchscreen LCD which is capable of showing more than 16 million colors on the best suitable IPS display with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The same technology is used on the Apple iPad tablet which will deliver you the vibrant colors with wide viewing angles. It’s best suitable for reading the eBook and in landscape mode you would be able to view two pages side by side. It has also got back-lit for easy reading during the day or night timings.
It runs on TI OMAP 3621 clocked at 800 MHz CPU and the GPU is powered by POWERVR SGX530. It renders graphics using the Open GLES1.1, OpenGLES 2.0. It has a RAM of 512 MB and a stacked ROM of 8 GB.
The memory of this tablet can be expanded using the built-in micro SDHC card slot up to 32 GB. It weighs 442 grams which is just 40 grams more than the famous Samsung Galaxy Tab. It has also got 3.5 mm headset jack for universal headphone plug and play.
When you have a tablet you would like to have some free space available to save files or store it. For most of the tablet it’s provided with inbuilt memory of 8 GB and it does the Nook color is never less in such. It has got 8 GB of inbuilt memory with which you can store up to 5000 ebooks, pictures, music and other personal files. So if that is not enough for you then you can get a microSD of your choice accepted till 32 GB.
The Nook is an Android low-end tablet running on Froyo 2.2 operating system. Now that a bonus on Nook. You would get access to the library of millions of apps to choose from and to download. It’s also preloaded with Nook apps such as Pandora Internet radio, Chess, Crossword, Sudoku and media gallery. The gallery has more than 2 millions of books to read from and over 1 million of free ebooks are ready for instant download. You can even subscribe to the newsstands favorites US weekly and monthly magazines and newspapers.
As far as you can use this tablet, the best features come in addition of making this tablet like an eBook reader. You can read eBook, PDF files and other format books quite easily. You can choose from 6 text sizes, varied font styles, background colors, line and margin spacing.
The Nook color has got an enhanced web browser with the support of Adobe Flash Player for mobile videos rendering which provides you with interactive experiences.
For the entertainment there is lot more in this tablet, it has got in-built mono speaker and universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack. Among its other features it offers connectivity through the built-in WiFi and you get free access to WiFi in all Barnes and Noble stores.
It supports the playback of 3GP, 3G2, MP4, AMR, MP3, MID, XMF, MXMF, RTTL, OTA, IMY, FLV, SWF, WAV, OGG, ACC among the audio formats, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP image formats and can render 3GP, MP4, 3G2, FLV, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, ON2 VP7 easily. For documents and reading eBook it supports the file formats like PDF, ePUB, DRP, ePIB, TXT, RTF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLSX & PPTX.
The Nook Color tablet being a mix breed of eBook reader and the tablet is not provided with a camera options. So this is clearly for those who are not looking for camera in the tablet. For many it’s needed and for some it’s not important. No camera means we can expect slash in price, wow!!!.
The Nook Color provides a normal 8 hours battery backup when full charged. It can be charged using the power adapter and the USB cable and it will be fully charged within 3 hours.
Perfect assumption. As I said no camera means we can expect some decrease in price. The Nook Color is priced at $ 250 and it’s readily available for purchase from leading online portals and stores.
You have a glance at the gallery of Nook Color tablet –
It would not be a straight pick by all but yeah money minded people whose budget can’t exceed $200 or more can have a go with it. The first thing it will not go and set up any records of sales, it would be on the customers and his affordability.