Barnes & Noble’s Nook Simple Touch Glowlight ereader has finally hit UK shores and is set to vie for attention from devices such as Amazon’s recently released Kindle Paperwhite.
The Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch Glowlight with built-in light are on sale now for £79 and £109 respectively. Here’s what we can expect from the model.
Nook Simple Touch Glowlight E-reader specs and features
The Nook Simple Touch Glowlight ereader features a six-inch touchscreen and boasts 2GB of internal storage, enough to house up to 1,000 books. Crucially, it also features a microSD card, which can bump up storage to 32GB.
The device also features Wi-Fi, and with the screen light off its battery is able to power on for two months, or one month with the light on constantly.
With Cybook and Amazon both offering back-lit ereaders, the Nook may have some work to do to prise buyers’ attention away from leading players in the market, especially as a recent review of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite argued that it is “without doubt, the best ereader ever made”.
However, according to Jamie Iannone, President of Nook Media, Nook ereaders are a “perfect fit for UK digital book readers” as they offer “an extensive content catalogue, intuitive shopping and reading experience, and breakthrough discovery tools like Nook Channels”.
Nook: What else is in store?
Barnes and Noble are also set to launch two tablets in November. The Nook HD and the Nook HD+ will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and feature a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GHz dual-core processor respectively.
The 7-inch Nook HD will offer 8GB or 16GB of memory from £159, while the 9-inch Nook HD+ will offer 16GB or 32GB of memory from £189.
With so many device launches soon to be under its belt, the Nook brand could gain momentum over the coming months.
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