Barnes And Noble Nook Will Be Released Tomorrow, Pre Order Now at $139
Barnes & Noble are going to be introducing a brand new NOOK at their special event, tomorrow, however it’s like somebody determined to leak details of the new eReader today. The second generation Nook is not an even bigger than iPad-sized device, low cost E-Reader. Neither is it a hybrid reader with twin, E-Ink and LCD screens, with a touch screen and a battery that lasts 2 months on one charge.
The screen uses a brand new proprietary technology that prevents the black/white flashing and ghosting found on different E-Ink readers, instead giving pages the result of dissolving into one another once you flip pages.
The touch screen isn’t solely used to navigate through a book, however additionally to access the Nook bookstore. For this, Nook launched a feature referred to as Nook Friends, that permits you to lend books to other, follow different Nook users, to check what they are reading and recommending.
The 2nd generation Nook weighs 7.5 ounces, encompasses a 6-inch Pearl LCD, wi-fi, and can value a similar as Amazon’s $140, wifi-only Kindle reader. The Nook is shorter than the Kindle and encompasses a contoured, matte back that makes it easier to handle. It does not have a capacitive bit panel, however rather an infrared ring round the screen that detects finger input. The Nook is powered by Android 2.1, has two gigabytes of onboard storage plus a MicroSD port and runs on an 800MHz TI OMAP 3 processor.
This Simple Touch Reader is obtainable for pre-order on-line additionally in stores at now for $139 and can begin shipping on June. The initial Wi-Fi and 3G Nook can sell for $119 and $169.