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Old 10-28-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Nook Color Apps

The NC has an excellent display panel (7" IPS multi-touch capacitive 1024 x 600) coupled with a solid processor (TI OMAP3621 ARM Cortex A8 @ 800MHz) and running Android 2.1 with a promised upgrade to 2.2 early next year (which will bring flash support), so it's a very capable device.

It has no access to the Android Market and B&N plans on developing its own locked down app store (like Apple).

With that in mind, what apps do you want?

First on my list is:
  • Angry Birds
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I think a locked down store is best, because Barnes & Noble can focus on quality apps which will insure a rich and enhanced reading experience, first and foremost.

My requested app would be to purchase comics. DC, Marvel, Archie comics, and a daily comic app would work.
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-Rockplayer, a great media player that plays most video formats.
-Transzilla, an app that allows you to translate words to a myriad of different languages extremely quickly. It uses data from Google translate, but is of course much quicker than browsing the web to find your translation.
-Newsroom, or another really good RSS feed gatherer (I can't think of one as good as Newsroom).
-Dolphin HD internet browser. Slower than the stock Android browser, but more solid, with support for customisable gestures and plugins - such as storing bookmarks on SD card / adblocker etc.

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I think a locked down store is best, because Barnes & Noble can focus on quality apps which will insure a rich and enhanced reading experience, first and foremost.

My requested app would be to purchase comics. DC, Marvel, Archie comics, and a daily comic app would work.
I agree if it has the Android marketplace then it really isn't just an ereader anymore especially when BN is using the Android OS to build an ereading centered system.
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I would like google maps app and travel guide apps
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a proper PDF reader as good as desktop's
a proper browser, firefox/opera ?
online multiplayer games - like chess, literati, winlose or draw etc..
RSS reader - so I can read daily comics, news, articles in color
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Comics app. That would get me definitely get me to buy one.
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Erm, Kindle for Android? Just kidding. But that's probably a key reason why B&N opted for a "curated" experience on the NOOKcolor.
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speedygonz that's right. never thought of that
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Here is a link to some of the apps that are already being developed:

http://img1.imagesbn.com/PImages/noo...oper_press.pdf

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Lots of word games would be cool:
  • Scrabble
  • Hangman
  • Jumble
  • NYT Crossword
  • word search
  • etc
and my inner child wants Candyland and Chutes & Ladders
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Thanks for the link.
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A document editor. They've got a crippled version of QuickOffice already. If they'd just enable all the functions, goshdarn it!

Then I would buy it, toot sweet.

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I'm frankly not looking for a lot of apps not related to books, reading, or writing. I think people who want lots of different apps should just spring for a general purpose tablet like an iPad or Galaxy Tab and not try to get the ipad expewrience on the cheap. I divide my wish list into 3 categories: must have, highly desirable and meh.

MUST HAVES

-dictionary app
-thesaurus app
-notetaking app
-Wikepedia app
-comics app
-magazine app
-audiobooks app

These would bear directly on the heart of the e-reader experience, which should be all about reading and books.


HIGHLY DESIRABLE

-PDF viewer
-Microsoft Office document viewer/editor
-Gmail app
-calendar app
-mapping app
-podcast app
-radio app

This is my list , as I would like the idea of using the reader as an electronic briefcase when I'm on the go and I like listening to radio and podcasts

MEH

-games
-video and camera apps
-flashlight apps, etc, etc.

I don't really need my Colornook to be my gameboy, video editor, camera, etc. I've got my laptop and smartphone to do all that.
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