Oct 28 AT 10:04 AM Anthony Domanico 16 Comments

Rumor: Barnes and Noble Nook Color 2 to launch November 7th


The Kindle Fire is about to get some pretty decent competition in the full-color ereader market. According to The Digital Reader, multiple sources have confirmed that the Barnes and Noble Nook Color 2 is set to launch on November 7th, a full 8 days sooner than the latest offering from Amazon.

The original Nook Color was a success particularly in the modding community, as the makeshift tablet proved easily hackable, allowing users to shed the heavily customized Barnes and Noble OS and install ROMs such as CyanogenMod, which greatly enhanced the capabilities of the tablet. Unlike the slew of Honeycomb tablets that were hitting the market at that time, the Nook Color was ultra-affordable at $250, and had specs found in then-current smartphones such as the Droid X.

It will be important for Barnes and Noble to find a way to differentiate the Nook Color from Amazon’s Kindle Fire if it hopes to put a dent in what has certainly been incredible sales numbers for Amazon’s 7″ ereader. As you may recall, the Kindle Fire has already become one of the top-selling Android tablets, and it hasn’t even been released yet.

No information was given as to the specs or really any other information about the Nook Color 2. We will certainly learn more about this device in coming weeks.

If you’re in the market for a full-color ereader tablet device, are you more excited for the Nook Color 2 or Amazon’s Kindle Fire?

Via: TechCrunch

Source: The Digital Reader

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  • Rick

    More excited for this, especially if it has google apps and a microSD slot.

  • Black Kristos

    I’ve wanted to pick up a Nook for a while, but the Fire is drawing me in. I’ve already got a bunch of content on the Amazon cloud in the form of movies and TV shows, so that’s a plus. Pretty much all I’m waiting on is to see the browser in person. Also, I’d like to see how easy the Fire & the Nook 2 will be hacked.

  • JPO

    I like the fact that they have the NC1 so you can boot from SD without even rooting. If it doesn’t wow me, I will most likely pick up a discounted NC1. B&N on Ebay is already selling reconditioned NC1′s for $150. Personal Wishlist. Color E-Ink display, at least 2GB of on board memory for aps etc. (Not just dedicated to holding Nook books.), access to the Android Market. E-Ink not a deal breaker, but the other two pretty much are.

  • charliethesuperturtle

    I have a touchpad and am waiting for cm7 stable. But I was tempted to get a kindle

  • JPB

    If I can get The Wire, True Blood and other HBO content for the same kind of deal that the Kindle is going to get me (Prime, which I already have and which I’ll get free for a month + $1.99-$2.99 per episode), I’m in,

    If not, then I’ll sit this one out.

    I already have a pretty sweet phone, if I’m going to get a Tablet, I want it to do something my phone can’t.

  • Slith

    I think the 5 million number is for all Android tablets? Unless the 50k preorders a day have continued nonstop and grown!

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      Good catch. Thank you! I totally read Dustin’s line wrong. Changed ;)

  • muadhnate

    Fire- for content. But I still have to get my hands on one before I’ll buy anything.

  • muadhnate

    Sorry for the second post, but does anyone know if you’ll be able to share a prime membership between two people? I’m thinking two fires for my parents and hopefully, I’ll get to save some cash if they share a prime account.

    If not, it’s just one for the house.

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      I was able to successfully share my Prime account with my wife’s regular account. So you should be able to.

  • http://www.leperkhanz.com rhY

    Does it have a front cam? I use my tablet most for video chat, so…. If this is as easy to root as the n1, and has a front cam…. I’m very likely to pick one up eventually.

    • http://www.jaycosnett.com jaycosnett

      No camera, front or back, I believe. Same as Kindle Fire.

  • Rick

    There’s also the Kobo Vox that looks exactly like the KindleFire, for the exact same price of 200$. So whats going to be the difference between Fire, Vox and Nook2 ?

    • Rick

      Oh, and why would someone get a 7inch tablet for 200$ when you can get the ViewPad 10s for 250$ at BestBuy ? Just wondering…

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      All of the eReaders in question don’t have full access to the Android Market. Of the three different models listed, Amazon has the largest AppStore, making it an easy choice for the same price as the Vox. If the NookColor2 comes in at $250 as rumored, it won’t sell.

  • pritams

    nice tablet…