Barnes And Noble has outdone themselves with NOOK, the cute ebook reader they announced yesterday. Yes! that is what I nicknamed NOOK.
Nook Reader is different than the Kindle in a few ways and that is what we will talk about in a minute. But before we get to that, did you know that Apple is rumored to be working on an ebook reader of its own? Well, the rumors all speculate on a tablet pc type device, and not an ebook reader per se, but my point is that Apple is known for their slick designs and hip aesthetic, so if NOOK is cute, what will the Apple e-reader be? We’ll soon find out. But first, let’s get back to the Barnes And Noble breakout gadget.
Below we present 10 fun facts about NOOK, the ebook reader.
- It has a color display touchscreen right below the e-ink display which will enable you to browse and buy your ebooks by choosing from the available book covers – NEAT!
- It will natively read PDF documents
- It will last approximately 10 days on a full charge
- It carries LENDME which will allow you to lend your ebooks to other friends who also have the Nook – VERY NEAT!
- It will be available at over 1,300 Barnes And Noble locations starting November 30, 2009
- It will retail for $259 (same as the Kindle)
- Best sellers and new releases are just $9.99
- 2Gb of storage (and an expansion slot for addt’l memory)
- The first ever WIFI enabled ebook reader, available at B&N store locations
- It will be powered by Google’s Android OS (a/k/a operating system), which means that it may have apps built for it, like the iPhone has apps built for it. Expanding Nook’s functionality. VERY VERY NEAT!
Stay tuned for more fun facts about the NOOK, as we’re all just learning about the “cute ebook reader”, and there’s lots more to him than these ten fun facts.
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