Barnes and Noble’s launched a new Nook at a special even in New York City. The Nook Color is being called a hybrid tablet and will be a color e-reader. It has a full color 7” LCD screen which is impressive. It has built-in WiFi and runs Android. The Nook Color however does not have 3G support. Barnes and Nobles said that it plans to launch a developer program to allow third party apps on the Nook.
Nook color sports a new “VividView” display and has a 1024×600 resolution with 16 million colors. It also has a laminated film on its surface to help reduce glare from the backlight. Nook Color only gets about eight hours of use with WiFi indicating that its battery is not so great when it comes to tablets.
Nook Color starts at $249 and Barnes and Nobles is accepting preorders now. The device is set to start shipping Novermber 19. You can preorder one here.