Barnes and Noble, in a press release issued today, announced it has doubled the number of apps available to users in the Nook app catalog. Popular cross-platforms applications like Evernote, Seesmic and Fandango are part of the new editions, and have been well received by
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users. In addition to the new applications, 15 of the first ever interactive Disney titles and over 50 of the popular "I Can Read" series titles have been added to the tablet/eReader's store, as well as full color versions of New York magazine and Motor Trend.

They also clue us in on an interesting bit of their market data. The top five paid applications downloaded from the Nook app store are: Angry Birds, Astraware Mahjong, Quickoffice Pro, Drawing Pad and Aces Jewel Hunt. The top free apps are: Fliq Calendar, Fliq Notes, Pulse News, NOOK Word of the Day and Fliq Tasks. Approximately half of NOOK Apps are $2.99 or less and the vast majority are priced at $5.99 or less.

Of course, more than a few of you reading this have done
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and have the Android Market on your Nook Color, but seeing the growth of the native applications and the B&N market is great news. It doesn't look like the Nook is losing steam any time soon. Hit the break for the full press release.


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