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iPad's New Competitor: the Nook Color

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The new Nook's glossy, full-color touchscreen is making a splash in the tech world today.

Facts so far, according to PC World: 7 inches tall, Wifi only (no 3G), $249.  Barnes & Noble is taking pre-orders for the Nook Color now, with an expected ship date of November 19.

From the article:

"The move towards touch screens and apps suggests that Barnes & Noble wants to do more than sell books. Success will depend largely on whether the apps are any good, but $250 is a nice price for any multi-purpose tablet. The Kindle has third-party apps as well, but there aren't many of them, and the possibilities are limited without color and a touch screen."