Staples To Begin Selling Nook Color on May 1

Nook Color

Staples announced yesterday that they will begin selling Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color ereader beginning on May 1st. Staples, the only office superstore to carry the Nook Color, will sell the device for $249.

“Staples is excited to bring this amazing product with its enhanced applications to our stores this spring, which is just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with a gift of the newest technology,” said Mark Mettler, senior vice president for consumer technology at Staples. “We invite Staples customers to experience a live demonstration of the Nook’s many features in all our U.S. locations and also enjoy the convenience of free shipping when ordering on”

“We are thrilled to partner with Staples to offer our award-winning Nook Color Reader’s Tablet, at only $249, the best value of any tablet on the market,” said Chris Peifer, vice president, digital business development at Barnes & Noble.

The Nook Color is a 7-inch touchscreen tablet that runs on Google’s Android operating system. It will receive a major firmware update sometime this spring that will bring highly requested features like apps and email.

Staples also carries Amazon’s Kindle ereader, so it might be a good place for shoppers to compare the two devices side by side. What do you think? Do you plan to purchase a Nook Color for Mother’s or Father’s Day?

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