Thursday, December 9, 2010

What does the Barnes & Nobles new Nook Color has to do with the Pentax K-5 and K-r?

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

What does the Barnes & Nobles new Nook Color has to do with the Pentax K-5 and K-r?  Well, almost nothing except that my e-books are readable on the new Nook Color.
Actual picture of my K-x e-book as loaded on the Nook Color.
Our upcoming Pentax K-5 and K-r e-books are loadable on the new B & N Nook Color. It should also be loadable on the iPad and the Amazon Kindle (just black and white) but for some unknown reason, the formatting is bogus. I know it works on the Nook because I just purchased one.

As you can see, you can expand the view (Zoom in and out) with the slip of your fingers.

Below is an excerpt From GIZMO review of the Nook Color. See the full review here: GIZMODO's review:

It's really easy to read compared to the iPhone and much less costly than the iPad at $249.00
"Caught between two worlds, the Nook Color is an undeniably interesting, if somewhat conflicted device. It's not quite a tablet, but it's more than a simple ebook reader. It can do things that an e-ink reader simply can't—even if it doesn't always excel at them—but it's nearly as cheap at $250. At half the price of the Tab or iPad, if you're looking for a super portable tablet thing that's primarily for reading, it's hard not to give the seriously capable Nook a long look, even if you might wanna wait 'til the B&N app store opens and it gets its first major update early next year for maximum goodness."

Image from my subscription to National Geographic.
Enlarging the image by sliding my fingers apart, like on the iPhone.
The internal memory is 8 GB but you can use a Mini-SDHC card, which are now available with up to 32 GB. So, in practice, the Nook has unlimited memory. You can save as many e-books, magazines, songs, pictures, etc, as you want with additional memory cards. Loading my e-book PDF file was easy, I just download it from our website. You can download a sample of the e-book for the Pentax K-x here, in PDF format and try it for yourrself. You can try it on any device you own and let all of us know if it works or how you made it work.

The Nook Color does not work with 3G or 4G , just Wi-Fi, but once you load a book or file, it's there for good, without needing the internet.

I am diligently working on my upcoming e-books for the Pentax K-5 and the Pentax K-r.

Thanks for reading, and let everyone know if it works on your device.

Yvon Bourque
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