Barnes & Noble Nook eReader

Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader

Looks like the battle of dual-screen e-book readers is on! Barnes & Noble introduces what they call the world’s "most advanced e-book reader."  The Nook Android-based e-book reader measures 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches and weighs just 11.2 ounces, with an e-ink display on top and a color touchscreen below it, enabling users to browse through books in just a swipe.  It can hold up to 17,500 e-books on its 16GB microSD card.

The B&N Nook feels contoured to the touch and comfortable to read as its glare- and backlight-free display does not make your eyes strain while reading.  Meanwhile, the touch screen displays brilliant cover art while browsing through books as well as a virtual keyboard, making navigating the Nook intuitive and simple.

The Nook also comes with fast 3G wireless and WiFi access, so users can download ebooks, magazines, and newspapers in an instant thanks to its partnership with AT&T.  It also enables users to "lend" these downloaded ebooks to friends’ Nooks free of charge for up to 14 days.  Nook users can also lend content to iPhone, iPod Touch, select BlackBerry and Motorola smartphones, PC, and Mac.

The B&N Nook is available to pre-order for US$259, with shipments expected to come at the end of November.

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