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NOOK Color gets an Ice Cream Sandwich CM9 ROM

As to be expected we are seeing loads and loads of CM9 or Ice Cream Sandwich ROM's for all types of Android devices. The popular NOOK Color that was highly hackable and enjoyed Honeycomb before many others is taking the same route with Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to a few hard working developers over at XDA the NOOK Color is starting to see new life and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming along quite nicely.

RadioShack soon selling Barnes and Noble Nook and Nook Color

Just when you thought you couldn't get a Nook at RadioShack, they come up and surprise you by carrying the Nook. They've also got the Nook Color, both of these device available very soon in most if not all of their thousands of locations across the USA and Mexico. What you need to know is that while Barnes & Noble continues to grow their eReader business, their competitors are either dying (Borders, just this past weekend, rest in peace), or re-ramping up so as to avoid the massive Nook pain. Do you own a Nook yet? Do you plan on picking one up in the near future?

Barnes & Noble NOOK Developer hooks up with Appcelerator

When you think of the NOOK or the NOOK Color, you think of reading. When we first looked at the NOOK Color, we found that not only were you able to read ebooks, you were able to work with text in many different ways, look at brilliantly colorful and digitally active magazines, and even interactive childrens books were part of the equation. Now we know this tablet to be much more versatile than that even, holding apps for games of all types as well. Today Barnes & Noble has announced a partnership with the well known development platform Appcelerator to further their dive into the much wider world of Android apps!

Barnes and Noble Nook Color 2 in the works

It appears that the booksellers Barnes & Noble have another Android tablet in the works, this next generation Nook Color 2 (or whatever it may be called) appearing to be set to be released as early as this month, so says Digitimes in Taiwan. It is in Taiwan that manufacturers are said to be speaking about a brand new version of what we know as a quite decent eReader and undeniably hackable Android tablet. Details on the next eBook reader are at the moment still sparse, but we're to understand that this new device will have the same 7-inch display size as the current generation, companies TPK Holdings and Inventec responsible for touch panels and the device's assembly process respectively.

NOOK New York Times Subscribers Given Web-Based Bonus

All those of you lucky enough to already have gotten access to The New York Times on your Barnes & Noble NOOK device, be it the original NOOK, the new generation NOOK, or NOOKcolor (aka NOOK Color), will now be given access to NYTimes.com - joy of joys! For those of you that don't know, the NYTimes.com website is a subsciption-based website the same as their physical paper and their ereader based papers are. What this announcement does is give those already subscribing to the NOOK-based NYTimes complete access to the NYTimes.com website as well. What a deal!

NOOK Color Gets Fandango, Evernote, and Several Exclusives

That wily Android tablet we all know and love, the one put out by Barnes & Noble by the name of NOOK Color (or NOOKcolor if you remember how it was written at the onset) is now popping with several new titles this week! Included in this release are several apps that we'll get to later in this post and some excellent digital picture books with over 15 never-before-seen interactive Disney Cars and Cars 2 titles. PLUS there's 50 new "I Can Read" books - that being books that help your kids read, of course, plus brand new interactive versions of New York magazine, Motor Trend, and more.

The All-New NOOK hands-on and unboxing by SlashGear

Our good friend Vincent Nguyen over at our sister site SlashGear has just received the All-New NOOK e-reader and has done a full hands-on and unboxing for us all to enjoy. The All-New NOOK replaces the originally NOOK that had a color LCD screen and the e-reader display both. This time around things are focused clearly on reading with the new E-Ink Pearl display that offers an 80% improvement in screen refresh rate.

All-New NOOK is an Android E Ink Pearl Machine [BONUS: B-Roll Video]

Well would you look at that, the newest version of the NOOK is also an Android device. The NOOKcolor was and is an Android device, sure, but once you've got it hacked it's quite obvious and beyond the form factor, it's anyone's tablet, right? This new NOOK appears to be upgrading their previous model E Ink specific NOOK without color, able to read books galore and costing a mere $139, but what do you know? It's running Android 2.1 Eclair! This device is available immediately and ships "on or about" June 10.

NOOKcolor Update Leaves 1GB Free for Content

For those of you that don't know, NOOKcolor is an Android-run reader-centric tablet from Barnes & Noble, one that recently hit the news again due to it's 1,000,000 downloads of apps in it's first week of allowing such downloads. New purchasers of NOOKcolor might not be running through the daisies so lightly, as just 1GB of the 5GB of storage the tablet is supposed to have will be partitioned off for side-loaded content. No more Speed Racer keeping for me!

Barnes & Noble May 24 Event Invite: NOOKcolor 3G with Honeycomb?

Might as well toss out a few guesses here, educated as they are - a new device is about to be released, some sort of tablet device, and it'll be coming out May 24th. That's what we learned was the situation back on the 5th of May via a sales call with Barnes & Noble themselves. What we've just received now is an invite to an event that takes place that very day at a Barnes & Noble location of utmost secrecy!
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