Barnes & Noble just shot over an email advising that the their new NOOKcolor eReader has already begun shipping.  Running Android 2.1 and looking very awesome, the new color eReader features 8GB internal memory (6,000 NOOKbooks), a 7-inch color screen, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), 3.5mm headphone jack, and internal battery. Of course, the NOOKcolor is not only about hardware improvements over the first iteration. There is plenty to talk about on the user experience side of things that can really only be shown in video. Be sure to head to Barnes & Noble’s site to read up and order yours!

Those of you with the previous model(s) in NOOK Wifi or NOOK 3G, look for your big, promised update next week!

B&N Starts Shipping NOOKcolor, Update Due Next Week for NOOK 3G originally appeared on AndroidGuys.

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