The device will be smaller (about the size of a paperback book) and weigh just 7.5 ounces.
Differentiating itself from the more popular Kindle readers and its own predecessors, the new Nook will have two months of battery life and a 6-inch touchscreen Pearl display with e-ink.
The latest Kindles have 1 month battery life, and do not feature touchscreens. The Apple iPad and the company's own Nook Color feature LCD screens and therefore have battery life of under 12 hours.
B&N's latest Nook will also 2GB built-in storage (enough for thousands of books), a MicroSD expansion slot, and Wi-Fi. The device will run on an Android 2.1 variant.
The Nook is up for pre-order and will start shipping on June 10th for $139.
B&N has also dropped the MSRP of the original Wi-Fi Nook to $119 and 3G Nook to $169.
(Pic via Cnet)
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 May 2011 11:05