Nook: the simple touch reader

From my point of view there are two big competitors on the eBook reader devices market: Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK. Sony cannot win in this battle, at least for the moment.
For last months the king was Amazon Kindle with good price, great performance, outstanding autonomy. Barnes & Noble fight back with Nook color, but a color display come with a higher price and I don’t care for a color display when I read ebooks…

Now, Barnes & Noble make their homework and design the new Nook: The Simple Touch Reader. It is simple to use, affordable and the battery life is amazing: two months. Not 3G but WiFi, no color display but touch.

Let’s find if Nook – the simple touch reader is a good choice for you.

Nook display
Nook Storage
Nook portability
Nook autonomy
Conclusion
Where to buy Nook

NOOK in store
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Nook display
The new Nook feature a 6″ infrared-powered touchscreen with E Ink Pearl Display 16-level gray scale technology and 800×600 resolution. First of all, the touchscreen is not for me. I don’t like finger prints on the display, and the touch screen and fingerprints come together in the same box…
The infrared-powered touchscreen can detect essentially any input including a gloved finger so you can use the Nook in the winter time.

NOOK new
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Nook Storage
The built-in 2GB of memory allows you to store enough eBooks and the micro SD card expand the memory up to 32GB.

NOOK Home Front
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Nook portability
I like Nook how light it is. It is 35% lighter, 6% thinner and over an inch shorter than NOOK 1st Edition. This is what I call a portable ebook reader

Weight: 7.48 ounces (212 grams)
Height: 6.5 inches (165mm)
Width:5.0 inches (127mm)
Depth:0.47 inches (11mm)

NOOK dimensions
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Nook autonomy
When I test the Kindle I was amazed about its 1 month battery life (with 3G and WiFi off), now the new Nook come with longest battery life in the market: 2 months (with Wi-Fi off). The charging time is 3 hours from wall outlet, but can be charged via USB to a computer, too.

NOOK Back Screen
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Conclusion
Nook – the simple touch reader convince me. It is faster than Kindle, a prove a better autonomy life. It come with Free Wi-Fi in all Barnes & Noble stores and at over 20,000 AT&T hotspots nationwide.
Most of the NOOK Books are $9.99 or less-plus, you can sample them for FREE. You’ll even find a selection of titles by popular authors under $5 and more than a million FREE ebooks.

Where to buy it
In Amazon US the Nook price is between 139 and 160. It depend of your luck…

Also, you can buy it directly from B&N website.

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  • A very thorough, detailed and informative review! Well done! I haven’t got a chance to try the new Nook yet, so your post is filling in the gap. So far Kindle has been my favorite (we also own Nook color which is mostly used to proof-read my e-pub publications and to read illustrated children’s books to our little ones).

  • I actually read this yesterday and loved it. You’ve really done your homework. I’m happy to hear that KINDLE hasn’t cornered the market just yet, but I still hope that readers enjoy my COFFEE BREAK SERIES on either NOOK or KINDLE.

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