A couple of weeks ago, Banes & Noble launched the NOOK The Simple Touch Reader that features a grayscale E-ink touchscreen. Well some folks have managed to root the device to make it run apps that it shouldn’t be running in the first place. But hey, this is Android after all, so it doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Judging from the demonstration video, playing games or running the OS on the reader might be a bit jerky and way off the mark for what you hope you’d experience with an Android tablet, but in what it lacks, it makes up for in battery life and outdoor visibility. Let’s not forget its highly competitive price tag as well.
Hit the break to watch a video demonstration of the NOOK The Simple Touch Reader running Angry Birds.
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