Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dan Gillmor: By Locking Down its New Nook Tablet, B&N Cripples a Potential Breakthrough "The most important thing to recognize about Barnes & Noble's new Nook Color e-book reader, a color-screen model announced today, is what the device actually is, not its primary designated function. It's a tablet computer running the Android operating system. But, based on what I can tell from coverage of today's launch event and the company's website, the Nook Color going to be a deliberately crippled tablet computer, locked down so that users can't add apps other than ones B&N decides they can add. ... "