nook color apps Nook Color gets apps like Angry Birds, Epicurious, Dead SpaceThe Barnes & Noble e-reader Nook Color is moving a step closer to being an iPad-like tablet. Starting Monday, April 25, B&N has released a bunch of downloadable apps for the Nook Color and has updated the software to include some fun new features.

In the apps department, we are most excited about Angry Birds, the amazing physics-based game (learning is fun!); Dead Space, a scary first-person shooter survival game; the recipe app Epicurious; the Pulse app, which is a fun way to receive news; and Wine Ph.D, which we don’t know much about yet, but we really like wine, so …

Some of the apps are free. Most appear to cost between $1.99 and $4.99, with fancy ones like Dead Space as much as $7.99. Check out all the available apps here.

As for the software update, there is now Nook email, Nook Kids Read and Play titles and enhanced Nook books. The software update will be automatically downloaded to Nook Colors connected to Wi-Fi.

We can’t wait to get started.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."