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Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

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Nook Color Gets Bluetooth and Calling Capabilities

It has been known since Dec, that the Nookcolor has bluetooth built into the NC architecture, however crippled by B&N, the following article relates the potential when bluetooth is unleashed and developed on the Nookcolor.  Note, while there are a few who have reported success in making calls, most have NOT, the apps and process to make bluetooth and phone calls work are rough at best. 

 

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Article courtesy of:

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by Vail Gladu on March 14, 2011

 

The one thing that was holding the rooted Nook Color back (not by much though) was the lack of Bluetooth. Not any more. A hack from CM7 Developer Kmoobs has got the Bluetooth feature working on the device with the latest version of Cyanogen Mod, a custom ROM and he is even making calls with a Bluetooth headset and a Skype-like Android app.

If you’ve forgotten what the device originally was, let’s remind you. Barnes & Noble released the Nook Color eReader into the market last year. The Android reader comes with a color touchscreen and is B&N’s bestselling product of all time. However, once the developer community got working on the reader, it transgressed its eReader capabilities and turned into a tablet with immense possibilities.

Along with Bluetooth, you can also make calls from the device with a SIP account and a Bluetooth headset. If B&N had added a camera we could have even had video calling. Bluetooth is functional over a range of 13″ as of now but the distance should increase with some more work on the feature.

Last month, B&N had stopped shipping the Nook Color for a while. It was speculated that the reason behind the move was to secure the tab with a hard-to-crack lock that would deter developers. In truth, the pause in sales happened because of the reapportioning of available supply so all stores could keep it in stock. The Nook Color is as popular as ever.

B&N’s Nook Color is just about the most affordable and awesome tablet at $250. Of course, you do need to be open to tweaking the device to unleash its full potential.

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WesAndy
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Re: Nook Color Gets Bluetooth and Calling Capabilities

I've already given this a shot, I followed the instructions here and it's pretty easy but haven't been able to get my headset to work with any apps.

 

It would be great to be able to use my nook for calls. I wish B&N enable bluetooth with the coming store.