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Barnes & Noble Nook Color Tablet eBook Reader Review

The Barnes & Noble NOOKColor costs $249, but you get quite a lot for your pennies.

March 07, 2011
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Email

No email support is offered on this device: the only way to read email is to use the web browser.

Web Browsing

The Nook offers a basic, but quite usable, web browser which offers bookmarking and support for JavaScript. By default, the Webkit-based browser zooms out so the entire page fits onto the long, thin screen, which makes the text extremely small. However, you can pinch and zoom in with a touch of the screen, and another touch on a link moves to the linked page. We wouldn't want to spend a long browsing session using this web browser, but it is more than adequate for checking the news or sports scores, and is easier to use and better looking than the Kindles experimental browser.

Web Browsing Image
The web browser of the Nook Color does a decent job of rendering pages

Although the built-in browser of the Nook Color does a very good job of rendering HTML, it does not support Flash, Java or any plugins. So, you cannot stream video to the device or browse pages that use anything beyond normal HTML.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16 GB) Comparison
  11. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  12. Sony Reader Daily Edition Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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