Barnes and noble announces Nook, with touchscreen
Barnes and noble which have become big players in the e-reader business have just announced their third version of the Nook. This one with a new e-ink screen which will improve the usual, refresh time, and contrast. Also its backside is made of a rubbery material wich should feel great in your hands. You can preorder it on B&n’s website for 139¤.
The new Nook has a redesigned home screen with your current reading list and suggested titles. It also adds a few features like FastPage Zoom forward, which lets you jump to any page in a title, and (finally) displays the number of pages left to go. Inside is Android 2.1 and 2GB of storage, which can be expanded using the microSD slot, and a WiFi radio — but sadly no 3G. You’ll also be able to share quotes, lend books, and update your status on social networks using Nook Friends, which debuted last year with the Nook Color.