Barnes & Noble have finally announced their new color e-book reader, the NOOK color which has a touchscreen interface on a 7 inch large display with high resolution of 1024 x 600 having a pixel density of 169 ppi. NOOK color is not only a color e-book reader but it also has other handy features as well. This is definitely a lot better than the new Amazon Kindle. Continue reading below to find out more.
NOOK color e-book reader measures 8.1 x 5.0 x 0.48 inches (HxWxD) and weighs only 15.8 ounces. It has a 7 inch (diagonal) color touchscreen which is rich of 16 million colors. Crisp text and images are shown at high resolution and an even better reduced glare and brightness levels enhance reading experience. Users of the new NOOK color reader have the option to switch between 6 different font sizes along with other adjustments such as background colors, line spacing etc. The 8GB of internal storage is enough for storing up to 6000 e-books and you can even expand the storage up to 32GB by installing a microSD card.
Other new features to notice in the NOOKcolor color e-book reader is an enhanced media player which is good enough for playing MP3 files as well as listening to audio books. You can even watch videos in MP4 format. There is a built-in mono-speaker as well as 3.5mm stereo headphone jack. The battery is expected to last up to 8 hours and has an average of 3 hours of charging time.
The new NOOK color e-book reader by Barnes & Noble even has Wi-Fi support and it supports plenty of document formats. It is available for a price of $249 starting from 19 November 2010 (expected shipping date).