Barnes & Noble‘s Nook Color e-reader will receive a software update in April. It will be the only tablet to get Flash Playback support with Email and an App Store features as announced by its manufacturers. The Home Shopping Network (HSN) spilled the beans on the Nook software update via a product listing on its site.
According to HSN’s listing, the software update for the Nook Color will bring the e-reader closer to a full-featured Android tablet thanks to a software update. The patch is set to bring a Web browser (with Adobe Flash support) and an e-mail client. The Nook Color already features a music player and can play videos in MP4 format.
Similarly to Amazon‘s move into the app store market (for smartphones, so far), Barnes & Noble is also expected to introduce its own store for the Nook Color via this software update. Around eight apps will be available at launch “and more will become available after the April update.”
HSN’s listing claims that customers who bought a Nook Color from them will be the first to receive the software update enabling the extra features, saying the new updates will be sent out automatically if the device in connected to Wi-Fi.
The HSN also showed Nook Color tablet with a price of $311 including freight expanses. The segment also describes the boasted $504 retail value and a normally listed price of $379.95. It will be also interesting for our readers to know that Barnes & Nobel has already added a better Wi-Fi Connectivity feature along with Enhanced performance and the capability to pinch and zoom the text in January 2011 thorough a minor update.
Checkout the youtube video which clearly shows the said features.