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Kindle Fire vs. Nook Color spec breakdown

Compare the specs and features of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.

Photo of Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.
The Amazon Kindle Fire vs. the Barnes & Noble Nook Color. Amazon

Update (11/07/11): You can find a comparison between the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet on CNET's Android Atlas. The following piece compares the Kindle Fire to Barnes & Noble's older touch screen reader, the Nook Color.

In the aftermath of Amazon's Kindle Fire announcement, the world of budget-priced Android e-reader tablets just got a whole lot more interesting. If you're curious to see how the Kindle Fire stacks up against its closest competitor (the Barnes & Noble Nook Color), here's a handy spec-by-spec breakdown.

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Kindle Fire Nook Color
Dimensions 7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches (HWD) 8.1 x 5 x 0.5 inches (HWD)
Weight 14.6 ounces 15.8 ounces
OS Custom Android fork Custom Android fork
Processor (Unknown) dual-core ARM Cortex A8-based Ti OMAP 3621 @ 800 MHz
RAM 512Mb 512Mb
Storage 8GB 8GB
Front camera No No
Rear camera No No
Battery 8 hours (Wi-Fi off) 8 hours (Wi-Fi off)
Charge type Micro-USB; computer charge OK Micro-USB; requires wall adapter
3G No No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/x 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth No No
Screen size 7 inches (IPS) 7 inches (IPS)
Pixel density 169 dpi 169 dpi
Resolution 600x1,024 600x1,024
Book store Amazon Barnes & Noble
App store Amazon Barnes & Noble
Book formats Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)) EPUB, PDF, DOC, TXT, DOCM, DOCX
Unsuported EPUB, LIT, LRZ/LRX (Sony) LIT, AMZ, LRZ/LRX (Sony)
Video formats MP4, VP8 MP4
Music formats Non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV MP3, MP4, AAC
MicroSD No Yes
Adobe Flash Yes Yes
Other features Cloud storage backup, Wireless sync, Media bookmarks, Whispersync, Amazon Silk Web browser, Free month of Amazon Prime, Video rental Nook Friends, in-store specials, Newsstand, unique e-book content for children
Price $199 $199