|Harry Potter brought to you by Barne's and Noble|
So how does this tie up with the smartphone trending blog that is Gametrender. Well it's always our job to keep you abreast of developments in the tech world and what with the release of the new Android powered Kindle Fire I thought we'd do a quick article about Kindle's long time rival the Barnes and Noble Nook. So read on to find out how the Nook can help you enter Harry Potter world...
The Nook Color itself is relatively inexpensive retailing at just under 200 hundred dollars and at seven inches is not too much of a handful. The Nook itself runs a version of Android but surprisingly apps can only be downloaded from Barnes and Noble with Angry Birds itself coming in at about $2.99 which is fairly shocking as we all know it can be downloaded for free from the Android Market.
But as we know one of the world's biggest book sellers is not flogging us an appstore or even a mid-powered Android tablet, what they are giving us is access to a brilliant online collection of books, which of course includes the aforementioned Harry Potter.
The Nook also features a Read in Store capability that allows visitors to stream and read books for up to one hour while shopping in a Barnes & Noble Store, which gives a useful taste for the over 2.5 million ebooks;magazines and interactive kids books that a Nook Color owner will have access to.
It's not all sunshine though as not eveybody agress with B and N's foray into ebooks, in fact one of the companies billionaire investors Ron Burkle is concerned about falling profits and disagrees with Barnes & Noble's e-book strategy and is involved with ongoing litigation with present ceo's.
So to finally answer your question: Should the Nook Color be your key to a Harry Potter World of magic and muggles and indeed a million and one other non-fiction worlds. I would say a tentative yes if you are buying the Nook Color for its excellent library and the confidence that the product you own is backed by many real world bookstore locations. However if you are wanting an Android tablet for other factors like Android market capability or fast dual core processors for better gaming , then you would be better looking elsewhere.
Compare the Nook to the Amazon Fire