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NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble

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NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble

The Barnes and Noble NOOK Color eBook Reader offers a range of popular applications like email, video and web browsing. Now, not only can you read e-books but you can also connect to the internet to search for them online. The eBook Reader has a 7 inch, full color, VividView touchscreen, which displays 16 million colors. The Nook color e-Reader offers a wide viewing angle and has a reduced glare feature to make reading easy on the eyes. Its Wi-Fi access enables the user to shop for more than 2 million e-books, newspapers and magazines online. The 7-inch touch tablet has a special read to me feature, which is especially designed for children. The device comes with an 8 GB memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB, allowing you to store a large number of e-books and other important data. The Nook color eBook tablet is user-friendly and comes with a quick-start guide. It also features an installed rechargeable battery.
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Questions & Answers for Nook NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble

Question

Is the Nook ereader, not the color one, have a backlight?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
3 answers
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answer 1
NO -- ONLY the nook color has backlight
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Zumbaholic
 - Louisiana
answer 2
No.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
MrSnarkyPants
answer 3
no. Only the NookColor has a backlight.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
MathEducator
Question

How do I download books from my PC to my nook

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
REGISTER YOUR NOOK WITH BARNES AND NOBLE AND ENTER YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, IF YOU CHOOSE, IN THEIR SECURED MEMORY. THEN, DOWNLOADING BOOKS IS A FEW TAPS AWAY. IF YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH KEEPING YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION ON FILE, ENTER IT EACH TIME YOU MAKE A PURCHASE. IT'S THAT EASY.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
YUKON777
 - LAPEER, MI.
answer 2
When I plugged the reader into my computer, through the provided usb cable, it recognized it as a storage device (removeable drive). I just went to the drive and saw all the folders. Then it was just drag and drop stuff into folders. As far as PC/MAC, it pretty much works the same. Once however, it brought up the unrecognized device dialog box (winXP). I just closed that then the computer found it on it's own. Strange, but only happened once. I hope this helps. I also found it helpful to download and install the B&N Nook for PC on my computer. I can move books between the two, especially the PDF versions from Amazon.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kaiteino
 - Aliso Viejo, CA
Question

Can you download and watch a movie on the Nook Color?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Ibatarheel
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
3 answers
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answer 1
MY DAUGHTER'S NOOK COLOR HAS FREE WI-FI. SHE WATCHES MOVIES ON HER WI-FI ENABLED LAPTOP ALL THE TIME. I DON'T SEE WHERE THE DIFFERENCE WOULD BE BUT HAVE NOT ASKED HER IF IT IS POSSIBLE. I WOULD THINK IT IS.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
YUKON777
 - LAPEER, MI.
answer 2
yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Jules4Me
answer 3
I few thoughts on this: After reading this question I loaded Wall-e onto my SD memory card and watched it in MP4 format. So figure anything that will run on the android, almost, 3gp, 3g2,mp4,m4v,ogg, etc, will most likely run on the nook. It looks like H.263 format up to 352x288, and H.264 formats work as well. The mp4 I'm watching is in 854x480. So that looks like max resolution. I am aware of some Flash limitations, but hopefully when the B&N Nook Color app store opens in a few months this will be solved. I just downloaded a H.264 from the web and it's running. Just Mpeg's and WMV don't seem to run, some FLA's also. If anyone can get an Mpeg running please post a reply.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kaiteino
 - Aliso Viejo, CA
Question

On any barnes and noble nook do you have to go to barnes and noble only for purchases

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
6 answers
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answer 1
NO, YOU CAN PURCHASE FROM KINDLE, E-COLOR, ECT.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
YUKON777
 - LAPEER, MI.
answer 2
no
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Jules4Me
answer 3
NO. If you go to your public library and they have an ebook sight, you can download from them. I actually purcahsed mine from Books A Million, and downloaded from BAM and Barnes and Noble.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Zumbaholic
 - Louisiana
answer 4
no
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Fluco99
 - Kansas City, MO
answer 5
You can go to Barnes and Noble or there are many websites such as skopizly to purchase books from cheap.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Namelessword
answer 6
You can use the Gutenberg Project for free books.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JaxDomino
Question

Does this product have web browsing capabilities?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Ohio
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
10 answers
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answer 1
YES, THE NOOK COLOR COMES WITH 3-G's OF MEMORY AND WI-FI. IT WAS A SNAP FOR IT TO HOOK UP TO MY WIRELESS ROUTER.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
YUKON777
 - LAPEER, MI.
answer 2
yes it does. but you have to have wifi.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
AmazingGrace4
 - USA
answer 3
The Nooks web broswer works astonishingly well. I was shocked. Have some difficulties with certain flash aplications, but B&N's recent software update fixed more than a few issues. Don't know how to update, or too troublesome, go into a B&N and they will do it for you. I check my Yahoo web mail daily with the Nook.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kaiteino
 - Aliso Viejo, CA
answer 4
Yes it does. You can do facebook, twitter, I have pulled up AOL.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Zumbaholic
 - Louisiana
answer 5
really really good web browsing just as capable as your home computer
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Fluco99
 - Kansas City, MO
answer 6
Yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JaxDomino
answer 7
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
kat641
answer 8
Yes.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
guyfromnebraska
 - LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
answer 9
yes -
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
OU812893
 - Mayberry (Grafton) OH
answer 10
Yes, it allows you to surf the web.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Vintagelover
 - Murrieta, Ca
Question

Can i upload ebooks that i have downloaded for free to this device?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
4 answers
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answer 1
As long as they're in epub format of your pc, then you can upload via usb using Adobe, calibre, etc.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
ABJac
 - Potomac, MD
answer 2
BOOKS CAN BE UPLOADED AND SENT TO ANOTHER COLOR NOOK OWNER AT NO COST. YOU COULD ALSO JOIN A GROUP OF READERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
YUKON777
 - LAPEER, MI.
answer 3
There are some books taht are in the free section and you can download those books. There are some in the range of .99 cents to $4.99 - $5.00 and above and then the new releases run anywhere from $9.99 - $14.99.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Zumbaholic
 - Louisiana
answer 4
Yep. Do a Google search.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JaxDomino
Question

does this come with the charger?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
louis1948
 - arkansas
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
11 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it includes the plug in charger.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
lovestoreadeverything
answer 2
only a home charger, no other accesories were included.............for the price they should give you something else with it,
a screen protector or car charger at least!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
emmieola
 - Taylor, MI
answer 3
YES IT DOES.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
YUKON777
 - LAPEER, MI.
answer 4
yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Jules4Me
answer 5
yes. the computer and the actually plug into the wall charger.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
AmazingGrace4
 - USA
answer 6
Yes it comes with a charger/usb connector.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
ginz2shop
 - Champaign, IL
answer 7
USB wall pluggin charger. It won't charge from a computer though the cable when connected. However, I can also use the usb wall charger to charge my MP3 player and cell phone.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kaiteino
 - Aliso Viejo, CA
answer 8
Yes and the charger is also the usb to connect to the computer - if you want to download pictures into it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Zumbaholic
 - Louisiana
answer 9
Yes and it also has the option to add solar charge.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Namelessword
answer 10
Of course!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JaxDomino
answer 11
Yes Charger/Usb
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
kat641
Question

It seems like all the books you can download to the Nook are more expensive than actually purchasing the book on Amazon, or elsewhere.

Where is the benefit of buying the Nook? Also, is there any pros/cons to having the Nook or the Kindle?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Barnes & Noble has thousands of free books available, some not so well known, but good all the same. Even some of the classics are free.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
GrandmaLuvs2Read
answer 2
I have downloaded free books from Barns and Noble, I think they are about the same, and i will be able to learn how to use google.com to download from my laptop to my nook color. I got the Bible, and The complete works of Jane Austin,
for 99 cents each>>>>>>>>>>
that is cheap!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
emmieola
 - Taylor, MI
answer 3
Actually B & N have recently lowered their prices to be more competitive with Amazon. You can buy books almost anywhere (but Amazon) and transfer them to the Nook using Adobe Digital Editions. (link from Barnes and Noble discussion boards to help do this http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Technical-Support/Using-Adobe-Digital-Editions-ADE-Library-Books-and-Vendors-other/m-p/576293/highlight/true#M17191 I, too, have struggled with the decision between the Nook and the Kindle. Decided on the Nook. Just waiting for Walmart to get back in stock. Reasons for Nook being the winner?

Design: I like the look of the Nook better. The Kindle reminds me of a typewriter. I am not fond of the keyboard on the bottom of the kindle. I think they waste a lot of space for something you probably wouldn't use very much.

Touch and button page flip: The best of both worlds. I can flip the page using the side buttons or swipe using touch screen on the bottom.

Android base software: Nook uses android based software and updates thru wifi. This means possibly lots of future apps.

Removable battery: Kindle's isn't. Nook's is so easy to replace. :)

Expandable memory: Kindle is 4G. Nook is only 2G BUT has an micro SD slot to expand memory. So, you can actually expand the memory to be bigger than the Kindle.

Nook has LendMe where you can lend a book to a friend ( Amazon is promising this feature on the Kindle to come out soon) You can only lend the book once and while it is being loaned out, you can't access it. Kind of like a hard copy book. I think it can only be loaned out for 14 days, also.

They also have various coupons on the Nook. The one they had recently was a free smoothie from the cafe at the B & N store. (I don't have a B & N store near so this didn't really effect MY decision)

Finally, and honestly the deal-breaker, Nook handles ePUB files and the Kindle doesn't. If you want to borrow ebooks thru your library, most of them are ePub files. I have decided on the Nook w/ Wifi and NOT the Nook color tho. The battery life of the NookColor is estimated at only 8 hours. I don't want to be constantly charging the thing.

The Kindle is lighter than the Nook and the battery life is far better than the Nook. Amazon does have a HUGE selection of books. But with all the other features the Nook offered....well, the Nook was a better choice for me.

I researched and researched both Kindle and Nook and suggest you do the same to get the right ereader for you.

Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
rmwilbo
 - Fairfield, IL
answer 4
MY MOTHER JUST RECEIVED THE KINDLE AND ENJOYS IT A LOT. COLOR IS NOT OFFERED YET, WITH THE KINDLE. I BOUGHT THE COLOR NOOK FOR MY COLLEGE-AGED DAUGHTER. SHE LOVES THE COLOR BECAUSE OF THE WIRELESS INTERNET(FREE). ALSO, SHE TOLD ME THAT THERE ARE AN ENDLESS LIST OF BOOKS THAT ARE FREE TO DOWNLOAD. SHE HAS ALREADY PURCHASED SOME ALSO. SHE SAID THAT THE PURCHASE PRICES WERE COMPAREABLE TO BUYING A SOFTCOVER NOVEL.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
YUKON777
 - LAPEER, MI.
answer 5
The Nookcolor will allow you to do so much more than just download and view books - this was purchased for our 14 year old daughter and she now says that she really does not need her laptop since she has gotten the Nookcolor.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Jules4Me
Question

Is there an app for reading .cbr files?

Most of todays digital comics come in .cbr files when you download them, so I was curious if there was a application that allows you to read/view them on the Nookcolor.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
MyHazeyClarity
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
NOOK Color does not support .cbr files currently. However, if the constituent files of the .cbr package are compatible with NOOK Color (JPG, GIF, PNG or BMP graphic files) you can sideload them onto the device via a USB compatible Mac or PC and view the content that way.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
You can download a program called calibre and convert the .cbr to a .pdf. Its simple to use http://calibre-ebook.com/
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
nightscapes
Question

What is the max storage for device?

I looked at the user manual. It says there is 2G storage with a microSD card up to 16G. I have 22G of music I want to store on the device. Am I correct it will not work or is there more storage available? I am not talking about memory.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
riverstoneman
on NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
My 6GB model will accept upto 32 Gig memory card..
answered 3 years ago
By
wobblebox
 - Augusta, GA
answer 2
Correct, 22GB will not fit onto NOOK all at one time. However, microSD cards are interchangeable so you could store 22GB across two 16GB cards and just carry both cards with you.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
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