Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Barnes & Noble unveils new Nook with e-ink touchscreen

Barnes & Noble unveils new Nook with e-ink touchscreenBarnes & Noble has unveiled its latest e-reader today at a special launch event.

The device will be smaller (about the size of a paperback book) and weigh just 7.5 ounces.

Differentiating itself from the more popular Kindle readers and its own predecessors, the new Nook will have two months of battery life and a 6-inch touchscreen Pearl display with e-ink.

The latest Kindles have 1 month battery life, and do not feature touchscreens. The Apple iPad and the company's own Nook Color feature LCD screens and therefore have battery life of under 12 hours.

B&N's latest Nook will also 2GB built-in storage (enough for thousands of books), a MicroSD expansion slot, and Wi-Fi. The device will run on an Android 2.1 variant.

The Nook is up for pre-order and will start shipping on June 10th for $139.

B&N has also dropped the MSRP of the original Wi-Fi Nook to $119 and 3G Nook to $169.

(Pic via Cnet)

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