Barnes and Noble's full color touch screen, Wi-Fi and 3G enabled eReader tablet NOOK color ships with a Bluetooth chip that is not activated. Well, not anymore. A user occip at XDA-developers has managed to start the Bluetooth on the device and scanning and connecting to devices is working well.
NOOK color is really turning out to be quite a tablet. It comes at a much cheaper rate than standard tablets and looks and works like a superior piece of equipment. Way to go, people! What would the tech world be without the developers?
Do note that the eReader's Bluetooth capabilities are not error-free yet. There are some problems such as inconsistency. And you have to be on Android 2.2, not Android 2.1, the default operating system version.
In any case, if you want to try this out on your Nook, get the instructions here. Do this at your own risk. As this implementation will definitely void your equipment's warranty, be sure you know what you're doing.
NOOK color has been a treat for developers. The sturdy hardware under the polished surface is very promising. Who knows what the NOOKcolor may finally become with some more work. B&N, hope you're following these developments.