Barnes & Noble is expected to announce a new version of the Nook Color tablet on Monday, which will compete directly against Amazon’s new Kindle Fire. But without Amazon’s rich ecosystem of content, Barnes & Noble needs to double down on its strengths to avoid becoming irrelevant.
The Nook Color is “the reader’s tablet.” The Fire isn’t. That’s where Barnes & Noble can stay strong. The Nook Color started the e-reader-to-tablet transformation, but ultimately Barnes & Noble doesn’t have the content ecosystem to compete with Amazon on anything other than e-reading.
The Nook is part of a material transformation of Barnes & Noble’s business, similar to what’s happening to Netflix. We’re going from paper books to e-books and from renting DVDs to streaming video. But that transformation is in terms of the medium, not the character of the business.
Barnes & Noble is a bookstore. The company can’t forget that. Amazon didn’t forget its strengths, which is why the Kindle Fire has so much buzz: it’s a pipeline for Amazon services. Now that the Nook app is on every Android tablet, Barnes & Noble needs to emphasize why its tablet is best for its content—not for Netflix, not for Angry Birds, but for the billions of dollars in books and magazines that Barnes & Noble pays rent to display around the nation.
Nook Color is a E-book, also it is a Android Tablet, Video Player, when I have the Nook Color, I found my Nook Color only can play videos in AAC, MP3, MP4 and Adobe Flash Player format. I have several MPEG format videos and want to play MPEG videos on Nook Color, but it activated suggest box”Will not open the file”. So have to find a MPEG Converter to convert MPEG to MP4 for Nook Color.
I was lucky, I found a MPEG to Nook Color Converter, it can easy to encoding MPEG to MP4 format that Nook Color compatible video format. Just three steps, you will get the friendly format for Nook Color.
Here is the guide: How to convert MPEG to Nook Color