Hands-on review: All-new B&N Nook e-book reader (photos)

Hands-on review: All-new B&N Nook e-book reader (photos)

Summary: Barnes & Noble has managed to ship its all-new Nook e-reader to stores and customers starting today, June 1st, ahead of its original June 10th launch date. We managed to get a unit, and here's a hands-on review.

TOPICS: Hardware, Mobility

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  • Dubbed the “simple touch reader” for readers of all ages, Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch said during the official announcement that this pocket-sized version of the Nook was “inspired for readers turned off by buttons, keyboards and complexity.” Lynch also boasted that this new version is the “easiest to use, most portable e-book reader ever.”

    (Also see our hands-on review and analysis post about the all-new Nook.)

  • Reflecting the all-new Nook itself, the box contents include the bare basics: the Nook, a micro USB charger with a wall plug and a thin user's manual.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility

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  • RE: Hands-on review: All-new B&N Nook e-book reader (photos)

    No support for music is a device killer.
  • Gotta get my hands on this one

    I have the original Nook "classic" but I'm looking long and hard at this new one. One big reason is the weight (7.48 ounces vs 12.1 oz for the original). Also, my Nook is great but a clunker--the touch screen is tiny, doesn't work right half the time, and practically useless. It had me wanting to go back to am un-touch screen.