Android-based Barnes & Noble nook gets reviewed by SlashGear

December 7, 2009
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It's not quite the regular Android Community smartphone fare, but underneath the reskin Barnes & Noble's nook ebook reader packs Google's open-source OS.  Over at SlashGear there's a full review of the dual-display device, which has both a 6-inch monochrome E Ink panel and a 3.5-inch color capacitive touchscreen for navigation.

The nook also gets both WiFi b/g and 3G, either of which can be used to download new ebooks from Barnes & Noble's store.  The retailer is also hoping to make good use of their physical bookstores, with free wireless connectivity while you're there and - come 2010 - the ability to browse a full ebook for up to an hour.

It's not all great news, however; there are some performance issues, and B&N are promising an OTA software update to address some of the page rendering delays.  For all the details - plus more live photos and video - head over to the SlashGear review.

Barnes & Noble nook video demo:


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