Rachel posted about the leaked details of the Nook and then I found that Engadget posted the full press release. After reading way down in the details and FAQs I saw that the Nook supports the ePub format so will work with local library ebooks so I just pre-ordered mine for $259. If you go to the pre-order page you can see all the details on this pretty amazing ebook reader that has me quite excited. You can also lend books to friends for up to 14 days at a time. This capability really turns the ebook world into a world almost the same as a paperback and is HOT!
Here are some of the specifications of the Nook:
- Support for AT&T and WiFi networks (free WiFi access at B&N stores)
- 2GB storage with microSD card slot
- 3.5 inch color touchscreen lower display
- MP3 player with integrated mono speaker
- Removable and rechargeable battery
- MicroUSB connector for charging
- Dimensions: 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches and 11.2 ounces
- Integrated Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
- Ability to read content on iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, PC, and Mac
- Based on Android operating system
With the Android-based OS I wonder if developers will be able to customize the device to add even more functionality? I also wonder if there will be ebook clients for Google Android or other mobile phones beyond the iPhone and BlackBerry.
I was all ready to purchase this and just needed confirmation of all the formats and then found this FAQ buried deep down:
Can I put other files on my nook? Yes, you can transfer files from your computer to your nook using a USB connection. You can transfer ePub and PDB files, as well as MP3s, PDFs, and JPGs.
Support for ePub sold me on the ebook reader so stay tuned for my full Nook review as soon as it arrives, hopefully in November.
BTW, there is some great reading buried down in the FAQ support page where you can see you can redownload your content as many times as you like from your library.