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Barnes and Noble Introduces the Nook eBook Reader
      #34926 - 10/20/09 06:59 PM

Barnes and Noble today introduced its own ebook reader, Nook. The ebook reader is 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches and weighs 11.2 ounces. It features the E ink Vizplex electronic paper display with a color touchscreen LCD, 2GB storage and a microSD card slot, WiFi and ATT 3G as well as an MP3 player and a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.

Supported file types include:

* PDFs load easily and look great.
* PDFs, MP3s and graphics load to your nook from your computer or micro SD card.
* Use JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP files to create personal screensavers.

Other features:

Sample eBooks for free just about anywhere you are, on us. Browse eBooks, magazines and newspapers on AT&T's 3G Wireless Network or on Wi-Fi. And every Barnes & Noble has free Wi-Fi, so you can connect at lightning fast speeds.

Before you buy an eBook, download a free sample. With many Bestsellers and new releases at $9.99, it's easy to keep the titles you want.

nook retains important reading rituals like bookmarking, making notes, and highlighting passages. But it lets you do even more-like looking up words mid-sentence using the built-in dictionary.

Share favorite eBooks with your friends, family, or book club. Most eBooks can be lent for up to 14 days at a time. Just choose the book you want to share, then send it to your friend's reader, cell phone, or computer.

Control your nook with an easy-to-use full-color touchscreen, created to work seamlessly with the crisp, clean E Ink display. Just use your finger to swipe through titles and tap open your next read.

The nook is priced at $259 and you can pre-order it from


Read our eBook Reader reviews:

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300
Astak 6" EZ Reader
Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600
Amazon Kindle DX
Amazon Kindle 2
Sony PRS-700
Sony PRS-505
Sony PRS-500

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