Nook Color, Nook Tablet get native map apps
July 30, 2012 | 8:15 pm
Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color and Nook Tablet are about to get on the map, PaidContent reports. Or at least the map’s going to get on them. B&N has partnered with geolocation service skobbler to add wi-fi-based map positioning to its tablet devices via free and premium map apps—beating Amazon to the punch. Of course, since the Nooks don’t have built-in GPS, their positioning will probably be about as accurate as my wifi iPod Touch or iPad’s built-in maps—but that’s often close enough for general purposes.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire doesn’t have a map app of its own yet, though Amazon recently acquired mapping startup UpNext. So, in terms of improvements to the Kindle, that one’s probably “up next”.