Analysts have indicated that the Nook Color has a number of units that were rooted to make them run like an Android tablet, which will likely run in the thousands or more. The firmware for the Nook Color will be updated within the year to allow it to support the Flash Player of Adobe. Once the update is done, the Nook Color may soon become a full-blown Android tablet PC.
Nook Color has sold nearly three million units since it first became available in the market. The source for the Nook Color sales figure is reportedly a part of the supply chain of the e-reader.
Nook Color, with its reasonable pricing and its screen display size, has allowed it to acquire over fifty percent of the North American market for iPad-like devices.
The sources have also indicated that the holiday season of 2010 saw the Nook Color reaching the one million mark. After the holiday season, the Nook Color had a monthly average of around 700,000 units. The reported sales figures for the Nook Color have indicated that the market for smaller sized tablets is considerable.
A number of companies will release seven-inch tablets within the year even as reports have indicated that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN ) may also come up with its own tablet PC which will utilize the Android OS. The Android Appstore and the Kindle Store of Amazon was unveiled recently.
Apple has not yet entered this market, which has been quite financially rewarding for the Nook Color. The Nook Color is reportedly manufactured by Inventec, which will also manufacture the WebOS Touchpad of HP.