Barnes & Noble begins shipping new touch-screen Nook eReader; Pricing $139
Barnes and Nobles has started the shipping of its new Nook eReader, the device was unveiled very recently and pre-order for the device had kicked off immediately. According to earlier report the device supposed to be shipped on June 10 but fortunately the company has started earlier than expected.
The device features a 6-inch touch-enabled E-ink display that replaced all navigation controls except for one simple home button. Th eReader is very lighter as well as smaller and provides double battery life in contrast with Amazon’s Kindle eReader.
It’s got a contoured/concaved rubberized rear that does make it easier to hold and hold on to with one hand.
Other than the home key, Nook’s only other physical attribute is the covered microSD card slot on the right spine. As with most ereaders, Nook includes Wi-Fi.
Barnes & Noble has also reminded us that new orders for the NOOK will ship immediately, and the products will be in-stock at stores starting the weekend and the price of the eReader is $139.