Barnes & Noble introduced their new Nook Tablet yesterday, announcing that it not only features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage with the option to add 32GB of extra storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, but will also come with Netflix pre-installed, along with other media apps including Hulu, Pandora, MOG and Rhapsody.
While Springpad (found at springpadit.com) is sometimes compared to the better known Evernote web service and app family, it has its own unique set of features that may have you using it in addition to Evernote. Springpad can, for example associate multiple objects (notes, photos, links, maps) to organizes projects, travel plans, events or research.
Owners of the Barnes & Noble Nook Color are busy discovering how their fully functioning Android tablet is different from the more single function ereader it had been. One is that they can now use their Nook Color as a super powerful note taking tool courtesy of the new Springpad app.
You can find other Nook Color organizational apps on B&N’s website:
I heard that Barnes & Noble will hold a press conference and make an announcement May 24, 2011. The company is very hush-hush about the announcement. So, I looked around the Internet and found some information in regards to what will be announced.
CrunchGear reports: “To root the device you need one of the Autorooter images and Win32ImageWriter for Windows or Mac OS/Linux tools to write the image to an MicroSD card. Then you upload the Kindle app from the Android store and rock out. This process also adds GMail, YouTube, and a number of other standard Android goodies to your previously stripped-down NookColor.”
According to BlogKindle.com, you only need five minutes, a NookColor with USB cable, a microSD card larger than 128MB and an SD card reader.
Barnes & Noble is going all out to promote its new color eReader. Today, the retailer launched an ad campaign promoting the new NOOKcolor and you’ll probably start seeing it around if you watch Glee, Dancing with the Stars or Saturday Night Live.
The ad is centered around the above video of a 30-second TV spot called “Love of Reading.” In the ad, the voiceover says, “At Barnes & Noble, we’ve taken everything we know about reading and put it here.” The ad features a number of different types of people reading on the new device. At the end of the ad, B&N lists logos for retailers that carry the device including Best Buy, Walmart and Books-A-Million.
Barnes & Noble worked with Omnicom agency Merkley + Partner on the campaign.