If the reports are loyal , then you can design to see Barnes Noble let go the second era of the Nook Color in early November – forward of the November 15th launch date for Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
The Kindle Fire is may the more expected device of the two, primarily since it’s brand new and Amazon already voiced it progressing this month after months of speculation.
However, that doesn’t meant that the Nook Color 2 can’t compete. They will unquestionably have their similarities (more than likely both will have 7-inch hold screens, etc.), and these Android-based gadgets widen the bounds between e-book readers and tablets.
For a long time, many critics argued that the Nook Color was the most appropriate Android inscription available. Yet the phenomenon of the Kindle Fire moreover sparked discuss that its launch will enthuse a entire new difficulty of lower-end tablets that will won’t vie right away with Apple’s iPad.
But the Nook Color 2 going to must be complete a few things before it can dare the Kindle Fire, let alone beat it:
The initial Nook Color was expelled at $249, but the Kindle Fire is slated to beginning $199. There is no way that Barnes Noble can hope to beat Amazon in this courtesy without bringing the cost down to the same level.
The Kindle Fire will brag a dual-core processor together with the cloud-leveraged, Amazon Silk “split browser” architecture for speedier surfing. Acknowledging that there are of course some privacy concerns and questions concerning Silk , the browser on the stream Nook Color is still rsther than tedious and not swift at all. A speed speed up surrounding would be a welcomed upgrade.
It moreover waste to be seen if BN could confederate any type of clouded cover choice whatsoever. That would be an engaging twist, but it’s of course simpler to increase for Amazon deliberation its Web Services unit. So I wouldn’t gamble on clouded cover features this time around. Otherwise, BN could try to expand the hole with more than 8GB of onboard mental recall or even inclusive a incomparable microSD card in the bundle.
This is one area that few players in the tech world that would be able to vie with Amazon, and Barnes Noble only isn’t one of them. The key selling indicate (besides the cost tag) is to Kindle Fire is that it will bring together scarcely every underline from the Amazon ecosystem (i.e. Amazon Instant Video, Cloud Player, Cloud Drive, shopping, etc.) in to one tidy small gold on the same device. Boom.
Beyond Barnes Noble’s endless digital library and newsstand, it’s puzzled what BN could do in this space. The most aggressive underline the Nook Color has in this courtesy is that it supports the Android Market, thus bringing in lots of features from elsewhere.
But being that the Kindle Fire runs on a movement of Android as well, Amazon will likely encounter the dare here too. Perhaps the Nook Color will run on Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich? Doubtful, especially deliberation the cost indicate argument, but one can dream.
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