Going back to basics, Barnes & Noble today released a new version of Nook e-reader. The new Nook sports touchscreen 6 inch e-ink display with Android 2.1. Yes, you won’t get all the Android goodness in the b/w display, but that’s why company has Nook Color.
Coming to other features, new Nook will have 2 month long battery life, 2GB Internal Memory with microSD card support, WiFi and will weigh just 7.48 ounces (212 grams).
Barnes & Noble will start selling it in its stores, Books-A-Million, WalMart, Best Buy and Staples from June 10 for USD 139 and you can preorder one today.
Nook owners will get to use 24,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots for free to download new books on their device along with the usual B&N store free WiFi.
“We set out to design the easiest-to-use, most optimized, dedicated reading device ever created and accomplished it with the All-New NOOK,” said William Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble. “Touch makes it simple to use, and the beautifully compact design makes it the most portable eReader in its class. Add to that an unmatched battery life, the most advanced paper-like touch display on the market and wireless access to the world’s largest digital bookstore, and we believe that for readers of all ages, the All-New NOOK is the best eReader on the market, and a great value at $139.”