Boingo Brings Wi-Fi To NOOK Color Users Via New App

Boingo Brings Wi-Fi To NOOK Color Users Via New App

Boingo still isn't available in quite enough places, but they're getting closer. The Wi-Fi provider has just announced a new version of its Wi-Fi app for Android is now available to NOOK Color customers as a free NOOK App through the Barnes & Noble NOOK Bookstore. The app marks the first deal between B&N and Boingo, giving NOOK Color users access to over 325,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the world with a single click. One Boingo account gives customers direct access to over 125 networks with the same login.

Now that the NOOK Color is becoming a lot more then an eReader, there's reason to get it online a lot more. With tablet capabilities, having one-click access to hotspots makes a lot of sense. Too bad there's no discount looped anywhere in here, but if you've found yourself using your eReader as a tablet these days, it may be a nice perk for those already subscribed to Boingo's services.

Boingo Wireless Launches Boingo Wi-Fi® NOOK App™ for Barnes & Noble’s Award-Winning NOOK Color™

Free App Helps NOOK Color Customers Use More Than 325,000 Boingo Hotspots to Download Books, Surf Web

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boingo Wireless, Inc., the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced that a special version of its Wi-Fi app for Android is now available to NOOK Color customers as a free NOOK App through the Barnes & Noble NOOK Bookstore™. The agreement with Barnes & Noble is Boingo’s first eReader partnership.

    “Whether someone is browsing the NOOK Bookstore for her next great read or actively surfing the web, NOOK Color with a Boingo Wi-Fi account is a great combination.”

The Boingo Wi-Fi app enables access to more than 325,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the world with a single click. One Boingo account, with a low monthly cost, gives customers direct access to over 125 networks with the same login.

“Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet™ is a great example of a new wave of devices that can use Wi-Fi networks to provide a richer and more interactive experience to customers,” said Colby Goff, senior vice president of strategy and business development. “Whether someone is browsing the NOOK Bookstore for her next great read or actively surfing the web, NOOK Color with a Boingo Wi-Fi account is a great combination.”

NOOK Color, which has access to one of the world’s largest collections of digital content, has built-in Wi-Fi and provides the most-requested tablet features from shopping for apps, books, magazines, newspapers and kids’ books to email connectivity and surfing the web. NOOK Color customers can use the Wi-Fi connection to share books and post favorite lines to Twitter or Facebook using the NOOK Friends™ feature.

About Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless, Inc., the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, makes it simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 325,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can log on to Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operate wired and wireless networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports, major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as quick serve restaurants. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com. 
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So does the app just tell you where to find Boingo hotspots? Or do you actually need it to connect as well?

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