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Nook Owners: Major Update Headed Your Way in November

A substantial firmware improvement is set to arrive on Barnes & Noble's Nook next month, bringing a host of new features and optimizations. Barnes & Noble says the 1.5 update will:

Dramatically increase NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi‘s page turn speed and deliver the features and performance enhancements most-requested from NOOK customers. These include improved search on the device, customized Barnes & Noble Library organization and password protection. The update also includes the ability to read continuously across all NOOK and all devices enabled with our free NOOK apps, by syncing your last page read.



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hmmm... interesting. No mention of new hardware, just software. If there is no hardware, I'll feel better about my Kindle 3 purchase. Comparing the hardware was a no brainer - Kindle is much nicer (YMMV). I also couldn't stand the navigation using the sluggish touchscreen.

There still could be new hardware with that new firmware, but it would be pretty sneaky not to announce it.