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New 6-inch Nook claims extra-long battery life (photos)

Barnes & Noble puts a new e-book on their shelves that's 6-inches tall and contains a battery that it claims will last two month.

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Topic: Hardware
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Barnes & Noble took the wraps off its newest Nook, a pocket-sized 6-inch version that features a sharper e-ink display and a battery life of up to two months. Barnes & Noble call it the "simple touch reader" for its ease of use.

ZDNet's Rachel King has the details on the $139 e-reader.

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Here are the dimensions. It's also 7.5 ounces.

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Barnes & Noble boasts that this Nook has way fewer buttons than other e-readers.

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The new Nook is thin.

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You can read off the new Nook with one hand.

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Like other e-books, the new Nook uses a touchscreen.

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It has a keyboard.

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It supports the Nook Friends lending app which lets you borrow an e-book. It also supports borrowing from libraries.

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The font is adjustable. This is the lowest setting.

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The largest font setting.

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