Barnes & Noble recently introduced a full color version of the popular NOOK ereader, called the NOOKcolor. Priced at $249, this eReader features a full color touch screen, however, unlike the Amazon Kindle, NOOKcolor is backlit. This means that, while the color will be clear and crisp in most lighting, in bright sunlight you may notice a difference. The choice between backlit full color and the E Ink featured in the Amazon Kindle is basically an individual selection. If you don’t read much outdoors, then the NOOKcolor may be the right eReader for you. Here are some of the other display features of the NOOKcolor:
- The 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen on the new NOOKcolor is backlit, but NOOKcolor promises that your screen will be easy to read day or night.
- NOOKcolor features high-resolution imaging capable of displaying more than 16 million colors.
- NOOKcolor’s display gives you an extra wide viewing angle of 178°, so you can view the screen from almost any angle. This design also promises to reduce glare, providing optimum brightness for enjoyable reading indoors or outside.
- Your NOOKcolor can easily switch between portrait and landscape modes, depending on what you’re reading. A quick turn of your NOOK switches from portrait to landscape allowing you to flip through a magazine or enjoy a bedtime story with your children.
Again, the choice between E Ink and the backlit full color NOOKcolor is more an individual preference, depending on what you’ll be reading with your eReader, and where you’ll be using it!
Order your NOOKcolor through this link and get free shipping!
With the recent price drop for the nook and the Kindle, it’s now rumored that Kobo will be dropping its price to $99.00 in time for Christmas…could this be the year of the price wars for eReaders?
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Barnes & Noble started a price war with Amazon yesterday by dropping the price on their nook eReader to $199.00, AND announced a new nook that sells for $149.00!
Order either nook through this link today!
Here’s a special offer for you on the Barnes & Noble nook eReader! Get a $50 gift card free when you buy a nook.
The nook makes a great gift for your grad, or for Father’s Day…but this deal won’t be around forever, so order your nook today!
Borders is now taking orders for the Libre eReader, a new five inch monochrome LCD eReader. Originally announced back in late summer 2009, the Libre comes in black only at the $119.99 price, and lacks some of the features of Amazon’s Kindle or Barnes & Noble’s nook, but will be a competitor nonetheless. The Libre will ship on July 2.
The device measures 6″ x 4″ x 0.35″ and weighs 7.6 ounces. Internal memory is 256MB and the device supports microSD cards up to 32GB. Other features include an integrated battery good for 24 hours per charge.
Note: The Libre eReader is also available from Amazon.com!
This from Gizimodo today:
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We’re told that Barnes & Noble will be revealing some new products later this year: Nook 2 (“Project Encore”) and a Wi-Fi-only Nook Lite. Meanwhile, a software update that includes a full browser is supposed to hit next week.
Apparently both of the devices are due this year—we’re told that the Nook Lite will be on sale by the end of the second quarter. And while there are no details on the next generation Nook, we are told that the Nook Lite will be a Wi-Fi-only device and sell for $199.
The Nook v1.4 software update is apparently going to be available for download over Wi-Fi next week and will include a browser. [Thanks, Tipster!]
This coming Sunday, April 18th, the Nook eReader will be available at Best Buy!
Here’s a great little video explaining the features of the nook in more detail than we’ve seen before:
Getting all the facts before you buy is a great way to make a better choice! Here’s another review of the nook: