Barnes and Noble Nook Ebook Reader

Ebook Reader - Barnes and Noble Nook Ebook Reader Launch

With Ebook Readers popping up like mushrooms it is hardly surprising that Barnes and Noble, one of the biggest booksellers in the world, should decide to get in on the act. They have created an ebook reader which they have chosen to call the Nook, and which will be a direct competitor to the amazingly successful Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader and the Sony Reader.
Barnes and Noble Nook Ebook Reader
The nook will be based on the Android platform and should be on sale on November 30, at cost of US$259. It will include Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G wireless connectivity, a 6" E-Ink display (which makes the screen look like paper), plus a smaller separate color touchscreen to be used as the primary input device.

The nook is the first ebook reader based on the Android platform and features a MicroSD expansion slot for extra storage. One significant innovative feature of the nook that the Kindle Ebook Reader does not have is the "LendMe" feature. Publishers license some books for sharing, these ebooks can be lent once by the person buying it for up to two weeks. As often seems to be the case the nook is a US-only device.

It also features a built-in WiFi adapter, allowing free access to AT&T-powered hotspots in B&N retail stores.

It does not however have the Kindle's text-to-speech tools and the battery life is 10 days, compared with 14 days for the Kindle.

The nook Ebook Reader can store around 1,500 books and 17,000 books can be stored using the extra memory card supplied free with the nook. The nook eBook reader features 2GB of hard disk memory. You also have access to 1 million books using the nook, so if you read 1 a day you will be able to get through them all in just 2740 years! Pretty neat eh ?

According to Wired the Nook makes the Kindle look old-fashioned.

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Kindle for PC Application Launched

Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader for PC Application Launched

Amazon has launched its new Ebook Reader Kindle for PC application that allows you to read Kindle books on your computer in colour. You can download e-books even if you don't have an Ebook Reader. The application also synchronises automatically with your Kindle, so you can continue reading your handheld device from the page you finished on. Any bookmarks and notes on your Kindle are also synchronised.

The application is designed with Windows 7 in mind, and lets you use the new touchscreen features such as pinching your fingers to zoom in and out.

The beta version is available now.

Amazon is no doubt pulling out the stops in preparation for Christmas when it expects to make a whole load of money from Kindle Ebook Reader and Ebook sales - but it is not without its competitors. The latest store to announce an Ebook Reader being Barnes and Noble with its Nook .

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