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New Nook Colors limit free space to 1GB

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Fri May 20, 2011

Nook Color free space artificially limited to 1GB

Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader will now ship with just 1GB of its 5GB capacity available for side-loading content such as music and movies, Engadget found. Before this, users had all 5GB available for this purpose. B&N simply said the change was made to "ensure ample space for a customer's Nook Library and Nook Apps" is available. Outside of any hacks that would remove the partition, users can still load multimedia files onto microSD cards thanks to the built-in slot.

Its decision is likely to dismay enthusiasts that have been seeing the Nook Color as a substitute for an iPad, Xoom, or other Android tablet. Its support for browsing, e-mail, and now third-party apps has covered many of the core bases, but at $249, makes it half as expensive as most of its equivalents.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Still VERY attractive at $250

    your comment

  1. samirsshah

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  1. facebook_Terri

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    Well, I have an 8 GB micro card with close to 700 books on it and it's about 1/3 full. I can increase to 32 if I want. I certainly wouldn't fill up my Nook proper with videos and music. It's a reader after all and not a media player.

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