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Barnes & Noble Adds Apps To Nook eReader

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble is adding an applications store and an email program to its Nook e-reader. That brings the $249 device closer to working like a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad.The Nook has a color touchscreen, giving …

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble is adding an applications store and an email program to its Nook e-reader. That brings the $249 device closer to working like a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad.

The Nook has a color touchscreen, giving it capabilities beyond those of Amazon.com’s competing Kindle, which has a gray-scale screen that isn’t touch sensitive.

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