My Thoughts on the NOOK Color

Long time no see, eh? Who am I kidding, nobody reads this blog anyways.

Okay, back on track: When I was on vacation I won a NOOK Color in a raffle. Lucky me. Just to save time, from now on I will be referring to the NOOK Color as the NC.

Anyway, I have had the NC for a little more than a week now, and I am going to share my thoughts on it.

When I got it, I plugged it into the wall and powered up that $250 backlit, touchscreen e-reader. It takes a minute to boot, okay, and then I see a setup guide with, like, 5 steps. Easy enough? NOTHING is that easy. step 1, 2, and 3? Piece of cake. Step 4? Not so much. I was staying at a Hilton hotel. $10 a day for Wi-Fi is too much for me. And, oops, you need to connect to Wi-Fi to even get to do anything on the NC. 'Cause step 4 says so. Darn.

Once I got back home to my slow Wi-Fi connection, I got through 4 and 5 in a heartbeat. And I see the NC home screen for the first time. It's pretty cool. I made a B&N account and bought a couple of books and (overpriced) apps, and then I said, "They should of stuck with regular Android." So, I went to WalMart and bought myself an expensive 8gb microSD that came with some SD card adapter that I didn't want but some old man that worked in the Electronics department kept insisting I needed but I knew I didn't 'cause I already had one. But no, "ya need one cause I'm more wise about those doo-hickeys than you are."

After I got through that disaster I was ready to write Honeycomb to my mSD but, alas, I found out my mSD was too slow for Honeycomb. I needed a class 6 speed mSD. I had bought, ahem, a Class 4. Yes, you are allowed to cry on my shoulder.

But I somehow managed to get past my grief and looked at other versions of Android, and I ending up picking out CyanogenMOD 7, or CM7 for short. It is a mod of Android Gingerbread. I now have a NOOK Color with the processing power and graphical capabilities of a Driod 2/ Driod X. Along with Andriod Market and the B&N Nook app. With way freakin' more than 200 apps to choose from, Barns & Noble. Way. Freaking. More.


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