We’ve already known that the Nook Color’s chipset contained Bluetooth capabilities though these are disabled on the stock software. If you’ve gone ahead and rooted your device you are already discovering the large number of hidden possibilities of the Nook Color but also the frustrations of some of the hardware limitations.
Having Bluetooth connectivity means that you can by-pass some of these limitations and also extend the usefulness of the device, i.e. connect a Bluetooth headset for Skype calls or voice recording, a speaker for audio output, connect a keyboard for quick typing or even GPS devices and Bluetooth game controllers.
The guys over at xda-developers have just made available an experimental bootable SD card image of CyanogenMod 7 (based on Gingerbread Android 2.3.3) for the Nook Color with Bluetooth drivers installed. It’s very simple to try it out and as it runs from an SD card it does not affect or change your existing software; you also get to give CM7 a try without modifying your Nook: