Barnes And Noble's New NookColor Includes Facebook Integration

By now, you're probably already aware of the new color version of Barnes and Noble's popular Nook e-Reader, due for release in late November. The NookColor is set to compete directly with Apple's iPad, and it expands on the original Nook's capabilities with the inclusion of Facebook connectivity.

By now, you’re probably already aware of the new color version of Barnes and Noble’s popular Nook e-Reader, due for release in late November. The NookColor is set to compete directly with Apple’s iPad, and it expands on the original Nook’s capabilities with the inclusion of Facebook connectivity.

Using the new NookFriends feature, NookColor users will be able to share content with Facebook friends, highlight book passages, trade quotes and notes, and update their reading statuses. This is all seamlessly integrated into the experience, making book recommendations or reading status updates similar to checking in with Foursquare. There’s even a book-lending feature built into NookFriends, though I imagine it will be somehow limited to reduce piracy and encourage purchasing.