The NOOK is an interesting e-reader device, that has been cut right back on price and yet offers the user a lot in return, such as: Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity, hundreds of thousands of books to choose from, being able to lend books to friends and free connection to the AT&T network.
Here are the features and details of the NOOK from Barnes and Noble:
Enriched eReading: Enjoy an immersive reading experience with colour book covers to browse in your library or while shopping, fast page turns, multiple font choices and sizes and more.
Dual displays: A fun, easy-to-use reading experience on the familiar paper-like 6” E-Ink display which offers great contrast with no backlight or glare even in bright sunlight, and 3.5” LCD lower colour touch screen for navigation.
Vast catalogue of content: Shop the Barnes & Noble eBook store for everything from classics to current bestsellers and download your content wirelessly in seconds. There are more than one million eBooks, magazines and newspapers available and free eBook samples.
Lend to friends: Share a wide range of eBooks with friends for 14 days using exclusive Lend Me™ technology.
In-store experience: Access fast and free Wi-Fi connectivity in Barnes & Noble stores and enjoy the beta Read In Store feature to browse many complete eBooks for free, and the More In Store program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions.
Games, music and Web: Play Chess or Sudoku, listen to your favourite songs or browse the Web to check news and email.
Light and portable library: About the size and weight of a paperback, the 2GB device carries approximately 1,500 eBooks and offers virtually endless shelf space with expandable memory.
Prices start at $149