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Nook Color 2nd Generation: Release Upsets First-Gen Buyers

When Samsung Galaxy S owners learned that there could be a Google Nexus Two on the way, they were not happy; this is just the same feeling that current Barnes & Noble Nook owners have. The reason for this upset from first-gen owners is because the 2nd-gen will come with a color display, which we discussed in a recent post.

If you had purchased your current model over a year ago, then you have no reason to be upset. However, spare a thought for those who have not even had the eReader for less than six months — imagine how they must be feeling right about now?

We have to remember that technology is moving at an alarming rate, so companies such as Barnes & Nobile have to keep offering newer devices to keep things fresh. If they had not introduced the Nook Color, then Amazon could have gone that way with the Kindle — not that they would — and would have been a huge blow to the Nook.

Lance Ulanoff from PCMag has written an interesting article about the Nook Color, and how he and his wife were shocked at how fast Barnes & Noble reacted and announced a color e-reader. He states that reading books is always going to be better in black & white, but digital magazines needs to be in color, and that is where the real money will eventually be. We just wonder if the new device is actually fast enough to handle the extra features, something that we recently discussed?

Are you a current first-gen Nook owner, how upset are you about the new color version?

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