E-Book Readers

Barnes & Noble has unveiled it’s newest gadget – the Nook Tablet.  Just in time for the holiday season, the cost is $249.  It rivals Amazon’s Kindle and the iPad with features such as apps and movie streaming.  Obviously it is more than just an e-book reader!


With more memory and a longer battery life than the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, the Nook Tablet has a 7-inch color touchscreen and comes preloaded with apps from Netflix and Hulu.  It weighs less than a pound, has a battery that allows 9 hours of video watching with 16 gigabytes of memory.

Here are the specs for the new Nook Tablet:

8.1” x 5” x 0.48”

14.1 oz

battery for 11.5 hours reading

battery for 9 hours video

16 GB storage



It’s biggest rival is the Amazon Kindle Fire:


7.5” x 4.7” x 0.45”

battery for 8 hours reading

battery for 7.5 hours video

8 GB storage


Neither the Kindle Fire nor the Nook Tablet have cameras like the iPad 2. And while writing this post I received an e-mail from Barnes & Noble about the Nook Tablet.  Here’s what their ad says:

Our fastest, lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment

  • HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names—Netflix, Hulu Plus™, Pandora® & more
  • World’s most advanced VividView™ 7″ Touchscreen
  • Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids’ books
  • Lightning fast Email, Web & smooth streaming video
  • Thousands of must-have apps like Angry Birds and Epicurious
  • 16 GB of memory, extra-long battery life—yet ultra-light and thin
  • Always free NOOK support in-store

I don’t own an e-reader and would love to hear your opinions on any of them.


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