Barnes and Noble's Simple Touch Nook is not a reinvention of the e-reader in any way. It's a refinement, and a very good one at that.
Barnes & Noble has cordially invited us to special announcement next Tuesday morning! They're playing it coy on the invite, but they already let it slip in a filing that May 24th happens to be the day they're setting loose a "new eReader device." Our money's on a cheaper E-Ink alternative, but there are some camps…
Joining Kindle readers, Barnes & Nobile Nook readers can hit up NYTimes.com and get unlimited access to the paper, provided they have a paid-up subscription. The Nook will be switched on at the Grey Lady in the coming weeks, but if you want to take a squizz at the site for free, there are still ways! [ZDNet]
E-book reader options are better than ever for digital bookworms. Here are some favorite choices from the folks at Wired along with the basic things you need to know when buying an e-book reader.
I hadn't realized before fooling around on ebook comparison site Leatherbound.me that the Nook and iBook stores had such a rubbish selection of books. It wasn't until I typed in "Twilight" that I actually found something available on all stores.
Barnes & Noble's free eReader app is here, and shockingly, it's probably the best ebook app on the iPad, for now. Better than Kindle, and better than iBooks.
There are too damn many ebook readers and it's tough to figure out what's worth buying and which reader will even survive the market. To make things easy, here's our guide to the readers that matter—for now. Updated.
According to those lucky enough to have a Nook, firmware 1.1 is live now. Forums are full of sporadic claims like faster page turns and tweaked file handling. Have you noticed anything special? Updated
Let's face it, nobody was too upset by the opaqueness of the Nook's spec sheet—screens and software, not board-level componentry, are what make ereaders great. But with this teardown comes something glorious: the Nook's Android software has been hacked.
It's a relief to finally lay hands on the Nook. The dual-screen reader was just a prop at its unveiling so I'm happy to report it works (pretty) well. It can't kill Kindle yet, but it's an alternative worth considering.