TetherGPS enables GPS on the Nook with the help opf another GPS enabled android device
The Nook Color has proved to be quite the hidden gem. The Barnes and Noble s e-book reader had earlier been hacked into a cheap tablet replete with Android 2.2, and not long after that, it received a Honeycomb update, unofficially of course. There seems to be no end to the versatility of the $250 e-book reader turned into a very cheap Android tablet. ComptonSoft has managed to add another notch in its list of virtues by enabling GPS based navigation. This is possible with the TetherGPS application that's available on Android Market.
But how is that possible if the Nook Color has no GPS hardware, you may ask? This is achieved via tethered GPS where you link the Nook to an android enabled device with onboard GPS navigation, so that you can use the large screen of the e-book reader to navigate. This tethering is done through WiFi and not Bluetooth, which the Nook Color lacks. Once the two devices are linked, the TetherGPS server should be installed on the GPS device and TetherGPS client on the Nook Color.
TetherGPS application is available on Android Market for $2.99 (Rs. 135 approx.) on Android Market. If you find that price too high, you can also download a "Lite" for free. The only catch is that the Lite version is suitable only for those who need GPS navigation for five minutes at a time; perfect for those who like to move around in experimental Scramjet prototypes.