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Kindle 3G vs Nook Color Brief Feature Review

This post is a brief side by side Kindle 3G vs Nook Color feature review. I won’t put any comments in this post about each feature so you can take a look at all technical details review them and decide for yourself which product do you like the most.

Feature Kindle 3rd generation 3G Nook Color
Price 189 249
Screen Resolution 600×800 1024 x 600 pixel
Screen Diagonal 6 Inches 7 Inches
Screen Type e-Ink LCD
Colors 16 grayscale colors 16 million colors
Input Embedded Keyboard Color Touchscreen
Connectivity 3G Amazon Whispernet using CDMA/CDMA WiFi
Weight 8.7 oz (247 g) 15.8 oz (450 g)
Dimensions 7.5 × 4.8 × 0.34 in (190 × 123 × 8.51 mm) 8.1 in (210 mm) (h) x 5.0 in (130 mm) (w) x 0.48 in (12 mm) (d)
CPU Freescale 532 MHz, ARM-11 800 Mhz ARM Cortex A8 based TI OMAP3621
Storage 4GB Total / 3GB User 8GB internal, 32GB expandable
Power 3.7 V, 1530 mAh lithium polymer, BA1001 Installed battery
Battery Lifetime up to a month with wifi off 8 hours with wifi off
Operating System Linux 2.6.10 Android 2.1
Manufacturer Amazon Barnes & Nobles
Applications Several games approved by Amazon Several apps and games approved by Barnes & Nobles
File Formats AZW, PDF, MOBI, PRC, TXT, PDF EPUB, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, PPT, TXT, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4

Below is the same Kindle 3G vs Nook Color side-by-side feature review but in format which is easier to copy and paste.

Price:
Kindle 3G: $189
Nook Color: $249

Screen Resolution:
Kindle 3G: 600×800
Nook Color: 1024 x 600 pixel

Screen Diagonal:
Kindle 3G: 6 inches
Nook Color: 7 inches

Screen Type:
Kindle 3G: e-Ink
Nook Color: LCD

Colors:
Kindle 3G: 16 grayscale colors
Nook Color: 16 million colors

Input:
Kindle 3G: Embedded Keyboard
Nook Color: Color Touchscreen

Connectivity:
Kindle 3G: 3G Amazon Whispernet using CDMA/CDMA
Nook Color: WiFi

Weight:
Kindle 3G: 8.7 oz (247 g)
Nook Color: 15.8 oz (450 g)

Dimensions:
Kindle 3G: 7.5 × 4.8 × 0.34 in (190 × 123 × 8.51 mm)
Nook Color: 8.1 in (210 mm) (h) x 5.0 in (130 mm) (w) x 0.48 in (12 mm) (d)

CPU:
Kindle 3G: 800 Mhz ARM Cortex A8 based TI OMAP3621
Nook Color: Freescale 532 MHz, ARM-11

Storage:
Kindle 3G: 4GB Total / 3GB User
Nook Color: 8GB internal, 32GB expandable

Power:
Kindle 3G: 3.7 V, 1530 mAh lithium polymer, BA1001
Nook Color: Installed battery

Battery Lifetime:
Kindle 3G: up to a month with wifi off
Nook Color: 8 hours with wifi off

Operating System:
Kindle 3G: Linux 2.6.10
Nook Color: Android 2.1

Manufacturer:
Kindle 3G: Amazon
Nook Color: Barnes & Nobles

Applications:
Kindle 3G: Several games approved by Amazon
Nook Color: Several apps and games approved by Barnes & Nobles

File Formats:
Kindle 3G: AZW, PDF, MOBI, PRC, TXT, PDF
Nook Color: EPUB, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, PPT, TXT, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4

2 comments to Kindle 3G vs Nook Color Brief Feature Review

  • John Ottini

    Nice comparision chart, but wouldn’t it have been fairer to compare the Kindle 3 Wifi only version ($139) with the Color Nook Wifi only?

    Also you forgot to mention that the Kindle 3 3G also supports WiFi.

  • Lucien Dol

    Great comparison. Also makes clear why the Kindle is my preferred device: the e-Ink screen (no glare!) and the loooong battery life. Imagine taking your Nook on an international flight lasting 22 hours (say, from New Zealand to Amsterdam). With my Kindle I’d still be happily reading long after I arrived, while my Nook would run out of juice before I am halfway.

    But apart from that: your review missed the supported MP3 file format for the Kindle. You can listen to music on the Kindle as well.

    Lucien
    Wellington, New Zealand

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