Good news Nook Color owners, you can now buy a microSD card loaded up with special software that will transform that $250 e-reader into a multimedia playing, supercharged Android tablet beast. Only $35.
Let's all give the Nook Color a big pat on its back. Barnes & Nobles' e-reader, the underdog that could, has now supplanted Amazon's Kindle as the most popular e-reader. E Ink-only devices might be in trouble.
It's impossible not to look at the ur-tablet Nook Color (aka NOOKcolor) and think of iPad and other tablets to come. Aside from its color e-book reading capabilities, Nook Color does a lot of tablet-like stuff like run Android 2.1, surf the Web and play videos and music. With a bright 7-inch color LCD touchscreen, Nook Color looks much like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. And Nook Color is "only" $250, half the price of iPad, so that makes it a good deal, right? Only if you took math lessons from Abbott & Costello.