Congratulations on your purchase of the NOOK Color or NOOK, Barnes & Noble’s (simply B&N from here on) ebook readers. The NOOK Color, which debuted in November 2010, is a multitouch VividView color screen. The touchscreen NOOK, which first went on sale in June 2011, features an E Ink reading display that bears a remarkable resemblance to paper.

The NOOK Color resembles a tablet like the iPad or Samsung Galaxy in many ways, but B&N has intentionally focused it as an ereading device without the full set of features to be found in a tablet. This focuses attention on the reading experience of books, newspapers, and magazines while keeping the price down. The NOOK Color is an attempt to balance the features of the tablet with the immersive ...

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