Nook, eBook Reader


Barnes & Noble is going head-on with Amazon’s Kindle with it’s own Nook, eBook reader. Nook comes with a dual screen and having wifi and 3G built-in. Just like Kindle, Nook features easy-to-read E Ink® display with a 2Gb internal memory with a memory card slot for more storage. The bottom color screen is mainly for navigation and it features an iPhone-like touchscreen. Just use your finger to swipe through titles and tap open your next read. Retailing at US$259 and pre-orders get Malcom Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point” eBook thrown in for free. Else,walk into any Barnes & Noble store, you can read an entire book for free with Nook. Then again, if you’re already in a Barnes & Noble bookstore with physical books – why would one wanna read an eBook? Not like you can download it and walk out for free. Hmmm …


4 Responses to “Nook, eBook Reader”

  1. 1 zzeed October 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm


    Don’t they think that sooner or later, iPhone and BlackBerry and all would pick up the function… ?

  2. 2 BigMacky October 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm


    If you are referring to eBook reader, iPhone has the Amazon Kindle app which will let you do just that. You can buy books from your amazon account too. You’ll also be able to read the first chapter of every eBook available on Amazon. Check out my earlier post on that:

  3. 3 zzeed October 23, 2009 at 8:26 am


    Ahh. I wasn’t aware of the app.

    So the target customers are those who want to bring digital copies of books and digital copies of books only. (not a phone, a music player, or anything else).

  4. 4 BigMacky October 23, 2009 at 9:25 am


    The Kindle App for the iPhone is really neat. That’s one of the few apps I missed being an ex iPhone user. Having lousy bookstores here, it’s great that you can just click and download the eBook anytime, anywhere. It takes only a couple of mins and you’ll have the entire book with you. Cheaper too. 🙂

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