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: