Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color has been updated, and is now much more like a full-fledged tablet device rather than just an e-Reader. The Nook Color has added apps, games, an email client (web-based I think), and support for Flash and web video.
It doesn’t look like it has an awful lot of apps as yet, but there are some notable names already showing up in their promo materials for the update – like Angry Birds and Pulse. There are also new ‘Read and Play’ books that look very much like some of the interactive eBooks featured in the iOS App Store.
Even with these new capabilities, which presumably will be expanded in future updates, it may become one of the more interesting tablet / reader options out there. For now, I think it will probably take more sales away from the Kindle than from the iPad, but it will be very interesting to see how the Nook Color progresses, now that it’s a tablet device.
Have any of you bought, or thought about buying, a Nook Color?