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Barnes & Noble adds apps to Nook e-reader

Apps are coming to Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader. The company added an app store for its device.

April 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Apps are coming to Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader. The company added an app store and an email program for its $249 device.

The additions make the Nook work more like a tablet computer similar to an iPad.

The Nook runs Google's Android software, but it can't use standard android apps. Barnes & Noble is encouraging developers to create apps specifically for its nook.

There are 125 apps available for it now, including "Angry Birds" and "Epicurious."

Barnes & Noble is also adding the ability to play Flash content on the Nook Color's Web browser.

The new features are available as a free software update for current Nook owners.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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