What happens when world’s largest book sellers steps up and becomes technology savvy... here comes ‘Barnes &Nobles Nook’.
Nobody knows books and their readers more than Barnes and Nobles, world’s largest book retailer. It has brought out its own e book reader christened ‘Barnes &Nobles Nook’. The Nook already has some clear advantage over existing digital e book readers. Because of Barnes & Nobles nation wide presence throughout United States, it is easier for potential customers to access and test the device themselves before making the decision to buy it.
Priced at $259, the device is priced less than the Kindle DX wireless and is expected intensify the clamor for the market share in the digital e reader segment.
A decent screen size of 7.7” x 4.9” x 0.5” enables the readers to read with ease. Light as a magazine with a weight of 317 gms makes this digital e reader highly portable. The use of ‘E-ink’ in this Google android run device makes the reading very smooth and strain free for eyes. You can even choose from five convenient font sizes to make your reading a more pleasurable experience.
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An unbeatable battery life of 10 days (wireless turned off) and large onboard flash memory size of 2GB allow you to download and store up to 1500 books, e magazines, personal and professional documents. You can also plug in your own picks through the micro SD port.
Barnes & Nobles Nook offers convenient and stylish touch screen navigation. The device not only offers wireless connectivity , which is pretty much standard for digital e book readers, but also features AT&T’s wireless mobile connectivity, so you can download and enjoy contents any where and every where.
The Barnes and Nobles leverages its extensive books library in the Nook. The user can access more than million titles, more than 500 thousands free e books. The users can even share their books with friends who share similar platforms such as blackberry and iPhone for up to fourteen days. The users can browse through Barnes & Nobles library for free and they can order their favorite e book, e magazine or e newspaper only for $9.99.
Barnes & Nobles Nook is not just a reader, instead if you want to use it to listen to music; the Nook can double up as MP3 player and digital photograph display as well.
However, the only disadvantage that the Nook suffers from is that unlike it’s competitors such as Kindle it is not available for use outside United States.