- Oct 19, 2010
OK. Priced at $250, running the TI OMAP 3620 SoC at 720 Mhz. 7" IPS color display and unknown memory and running Android 2.0. Now this thing may become the darling of XDA once it gets rooted.
I have to agree. I've been doing some research after getting my wife's Christmas present (Nook color) and after a lot of research, I've come to realize I bought her an android tablet being marketed as a ereader. They told me at the store it will be able to be upgraded to 2.2 in January, including the android app store, etc. There is no microphone and no camera, as far as I can tell, so no skype for a rooted nook when android 2.2 becomes available for nook color.Yep, also OMAP36XX, IPS 1024x600, etc. v. Freescale and 800x600... plus you're likely to see sales on it before long given the time of year, and hopefully some price wars...
Not sure if the process has improved recently, but here is an overview for "not-tech" folks (find the details at http://nookdevs.com/NookColor_Rooting):The process to root and install apps is a bit involved right now. It needs an AOSP port badly. It is quite popular right now. If they can port the Archos bits over, this thing will be such a beast.
Even at stock, for $250, I'd get this over any shanzhai alternative because of the return policy, build quality and screen.