After Hours

NOOKcolor Teardown

Wi-Fi chip

Given its proximity to the Wi-Fi antenna cable, extra shielding, and the traces from the the antenna connector to it, this chip likely provides the NOOKcolor's Wi-fi support.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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