Just when you thought you couldn’t get a Nook at RadioShack, they come up and surprise you by carrying the Nook. They’ve also got the Nook Color, both of these device available very soon in most if not all of their thousands of locations across the USA and Mexico. What you need to know is that while Barnes & Noble continues to grow their eReader business, their competitors are either dying (Borders, just this past weekend, rest in peace), or re-ramping up so as to avoid the massive Nook pain. Do you own a Nook yet? Do you plan on picking one up in the near future?
What we know is that soon RadioShack will be expanding their collection of mobile devices with their first real big eReader in both the Nook and the Nook Color. While RadioShack certainly has had a wide and strange variety of electronics in the past, and a mobile business now that’s expanding day by day, this is the first time they’ve really, truly hooked up with a book store chain. Does this mean that RadioShack customers will be reading more? Who can say!
What we do know is that both the Nook and the Nook Color have been reviewed by SlashGear, the latter being done in a week-long look that should very well blow your mind:
A Week with NOOKcolor: Hardware
A Week with NOOKcolor: Reading (aka Core Apps)
NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on
A Bit of Extra Clarity for Would-be Developers of NOOKcolor Apps
and of course A Week with NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-Up
The original Nook can be seen by heading to a time machine back to 2009 and seeing the Nook review on SlashGear as performed by Vincent Nguyen. It’s lovely, but we can’t wait for the upgrade!