Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

Summary: Barnes & Noble had a 10 June shipping date for the new Nook, but it looks like this latest eInk device is ready to ship now.

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I am a big fan of the Barnes & Noble Nook and still have my original one from 2009 that I use from time-to-time. I may be writing a new book on the latest Nook and thus went to pre-order one tonight. Imagine my surprise when I found that Barnes & Noble's site shows the new Nook is available now and mine is shipping on 1 June instead of the 10 June date they previously stated. It is always good when a product ships earlier than planned and I look forward to checking out the tiny new Nook.

While I use my iPad, Nook, and other devices for reading books, I am looking forward to the smaller device with much better eInk display since I find it a better experience to read without being distracted. Getting a low cost eBook reader in time for summer reading is perfect too since I won't have to worry so much about breaking a $900 iPad or $500 smartphone. Even in this day and age of iPads and Android tablets I think there is a place for low cost eInk devices that still give a superior reading experience to the end user, don't you?

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  • The biggest problem with ALL eReaders...

    ...is the multiformat/DRM problem. Don't get me wrong, I have a Color Nook and my wife has a Kobo and we both love them. The problem is when I buy a paperback book and read it, I might say to my wife "You would probably like this book" and I can give the book to her to read. When I buy a book for my Nook and think "My wife would like this", if I want to let her read it there easy way to transfer the book to her Kobo. So short of giving her my Nook (my entire library including the technical materials I use at work) she can't read it without paying. There should be a way to transfer books you have PAID for between devices.
    Scubajrr
    • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

      @Scubajrr - Hav'ny any of you people heard of Calibre - no ebook user should be without it.
      dgduffy
  • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

    unfortunately there is a way to read your ebook, that you paid for on any device. stripe the DRM. this is a process the publishers are forcing on themselves.
    MikFinkel
  • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

    Plus the fact that if all your books are in one format you will only look for ebook readers that can handle that format. I would buy a iPad over a Nook color because I can read my books on a iPad. I do like the Nook color better but it's too much trouble to convert all my books.
    erzdsspot
  • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

    Doesnt Calibre convert formats?
    cpomd@...
    • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

      @cpomd@... Calibre is an excellent free software to manage your library and convert book formats but to get around the DRM issue you will still need to download and install a plugin to strip the the copy protection.
      pauldryan
  • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

    How does it compare to the kindle?
    rxantos
  • Reading PDF Documents on New Nook

    Do you know if the PDF documents can be read like in GoodReader (iOS), ezPDF Reader (Android) and RepliGo Reader (Android) where you have a Text Reflow, where the text on the PDF is reformatted to fit on the device, thus making it readable?
    rtrujillo@...
  • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

    I would buy a iPad over a Nook color because I can read my books on a iPad
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  • RE: Barnes & Noble's new Nook is shipping now for $139

    I am also a BIG fan of Barnes and Noble Nook way back and still now. I will be ordering the New Nook tonight too. I hope it will be shipped as soon as possible. I like reading in any <a href="http://www.apartments.gs">apartments</a> with <a href="http://www.torontoheating.ca">air conditioner</a>, it makes me feel comfortable. It will be much easier now just like looking at <a href="http://www.postalcodestoronto.ca">postal codes Toronto</a>.
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