Barnes and Noble eReaders

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2014-11-07 16:27:54

The American book retailer Barnes & Noble started developing their own electronic books brand: Nook. They launched their first version in October 2009.

There is now different versions that all use the Android platform: Nook WiFi (1st edition), NookColor, Nook Simple Touch, Nook Tablet, the latest version is the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight to easily read in the dark.

For developers there is an official website to get SDK and support to develop applications on NOOK tablet and NOOK color:
https://nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com/
And an unofficial website with information for other versions too:
http://nookdevs.com/

Find below a more in depth comparison of these devices.

NOOK HD+NOOK HDNOOK TabletNOOK ColorNOOK Simple Touch with GlowLightNOOK Simple TouchNOOK Wifi 1st generationNOOK 3G + Wifi 1st generation
Video tourhttp://youtu.be/gtpqaKLOsgUhttp://youtu.be/F3qbYpsox8chttp://youtu.be/wjrFqb6WbdEhttp://youtu.be/O7STSgPDDRkhttp://youtu.be/9l8k82PKY4Ahttp://youtu.be/xHyHmY6rKyghttp://youtu.be/ezlLHKktf9Ihttp://youtu.be/WGOiCZF60BU
Websitehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-hd-plus-barnes-noble/1110060512http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-hd-barnes-noble/1110060426http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-tablet-barnes-noble/1104687969http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-with-glowlight-barnes-noble/1108046469http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-barnes-noble/1102344735http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook1-overview/379002696http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook1-overview/379002696
Product details
Screen size9 in7 in7 in7 in6 in6 in6 in + 3.5 in6 in + 3.5 in
Price269 USD199 USD159 USD139 USD119 USD99 USD
Dimensions
Height240.3 mm194.4 mm205 mm210 mm165.4 mm165.4 mm196 mm196 mm
Width162.8 mm127.1 mm127 mm130 mm126.6 mm126.6 mm125 mm125 mm
Depth11.4 mm11 mm12.2 mm12 mm12 mm12 mm13 mm13 mm
Weight515 g315 g400 g450 g197 g212 g328 g343 g
Battery
Battery life9 h9 h9 h (without wireless)8 h (without wireless)1 month (without wireless and with glowlight on)2 months (without wireless)10 days10 days
Charge via USBYesYesYesYesYesYes microUSBYesYes
Wireless Access
Wi-FiYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/gYes 802.11b/g
3GNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes AT&T
Bluetooth®NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Web BrowserYesYesYesYesNoNoYes firmware 1.3Yes firmware 1.3
Storage
Internal memory storage16 GB - 32 GB8 GB - 16 GB8 GB - 16 GB8 GB2 GB2 GB2 GB2 GB
Memory extensionYes microSDHCYes microSDHCYes microSDHCYes microSDHCYes microSDYes microSDYes microSDYes microSD
Automatic library backupYesNo
Features
Supported eBook formatsePub, PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCM, DOCXePub, PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCM, DOCXePub, PDFePub, PDFePub, PDF, PDBePub, PDF, PDB
Supported image formatsJPEG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPEG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPG, GIF, PNG, BMPJPG, GIF, PNG, BMPJPEG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Built-In PDF readerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Built-In DictionaryMerriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 11th EditionMerriam-Webster Collegiate®Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 11th EditionMerriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 11th EditionMerriam-Webster's Collegiate®Merriam-Webster's Collegiate®
BookstoreBarnes & Noble eBookstore, Google BooksBarnes & Noble eBookstore, Google BooksBarnes & Noble eBookstore, Google BooksBarnes & Noble eBookstore, Google BooksBarnes & Noble eBookstore, Google BooksBarnes & Noble eBookstore, Google Books
Screen
E-ink electronic paperNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Illuminated screenYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Screen resolution1920x12801440x9001024x600600x1024 (scaled 854x480)800x600800x600600x800 + 480x144600x800 + 480x144
Display typeIPS LCD 16M ColorsIPS LCD 16M Colors16 level grayscale E Ink®16 level grayscale E Ink® Pearl16 level grayscale reading, color navigation16 level grayscale reading, color navigation
Touch screenYesYesYesYesYesYes IR ZforceYes 3.5" TFT Color LCDYes 3.5" TFT Color LCD
Adjustable text sizeYes 8Yes 6Yes 7Yes 7Yes 6Yes 6
Rotating display (landscape view)NoNoNoNoNoNo
Audio
Headphone jackYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYes
Built-in speakerYesYesYes monoYesNoNoYesYes
MicrophoneYesNoNoNoNoNo
Supported Audio formatsMP3, MP4, AAC, AMR, WAV, OGGMP3, AACMP3, OGG, AACMP3, OGG, AAC
Technical details
RAM1024 MB512 MB256 MB256 MB256 MB256 MB
Processor1.5 GHz dual-core OMAP44701GHz dual-core TI OMAP4800 Mhz Ti OMAP 3621800MHz single core800MHz TI OMAP 3533 Mhz ARM533 Mhz ARM
AccelerometerYesYesYesYes
Development
Operating SystemAndroid 2.3 GingerbreadAndroid 2.2 FroyoAndroidAndroid 2.1AndroidAndroid
SDKYesYesNoNoNoNo
Development websitehttps://nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com/https://nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com/
Development community (Non official)http://nookdevs.com/http://nookdevs.com/http://nookdevs.com/http://nookdevs.com/http://nookdevs.com/http://nookdevs.com/
Additional
Release date2012-11-012012-11-012011-11-182010-11-192012-05-222011-06-102010-06-212009-11-30
Websitehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-hd-plus-barnes-noble/1110060512http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-hd-barnes-noble/1110060426http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-tablet-barnes-noble/1104687969http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-with-glowlight-barnes-noble/1108046469http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-barnes-noble/1102344735http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook1-overview/379002696http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook1-overview/379002696
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