The latest firmware release for the Barnes & Noble ereader du jour, the nook color, is available for your downloading pleasure right this very minute.
What's new? Apps baby! Support for "Apps, games, music, and more!", as well as "Full featured email & fun social features", aaaand "Enhanced web with video" Woooo!
The very small catch is that you have to jack in to your PC or Mac to update your nook- the software package won't be available for application directly from your reader for an indeterminate (but short) time period. No word on just why that would be the case but so it be- for now at least.
More as we get it-
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