Just a few hours ago, Kobo has launched its new eReader Touch Edition. Now in New York, Barnes & Noble has just took the wraps of its “all new” NOOK Simple Touch Reader, which is sporting the same Zeforce infrared touch layer as the Kobo eReader. The all-new NOOK Simple Touch Reader is the easiest eReader on the present market to use. If features a 6-inch touchscreen display with an e-ink Pearl technology and it weighs just 7.5 ounces. It is 35% lighter than the original Nook. It also has a touch interface (yes! 6-inches) and Wi-Fi connectivity, but sadly, it is not having 3G option. Owners of the NOOK Simple Touch Reader can enjoy free hotspot access at all Barnes & Noble stores as well as every AT&T hotspot across the country. The battery can last long as long as up to two months on a single recharge – double the battery life of Amazon’s Kindle.
The new NOOK Simple Touch Reader comes with just one button to operate it, while the Amazon’s Kindle 3 is having 38 buttons. Users will also be able to share quotes, lend books, and update their status on social networks (via Facebook or Twitter right from the device) using ‘Nook Friends’ feature. The new NOOK Simple Touch Reader has 80% less flashing during page turns than the Kindle.
The new NOOK Simple Touch Reader comes with Android 2.1 Éclair OS (we don’t mind as it is a ereader) on the board, and can hold 1,000 books with 2GB of internal storage, and is also supports micro-SD cards for another 32GB of memory storage expansion. Barnes & Noble has stated that the new NOOK Simple Touch Reader is “the simplest eReader ever created.” Barnes & Noble will launch mynook.com website in next month to give the users another way to browse and buy their favorite books.
The new NOOK Simple Touch Reader will be available to purchase form June 10th with a price tag of $139.99 (which is very much affordable) at Barnes & Noble, BestBuy, Walmart, Books-A-Million, and Staples stores. Now you can place an order immediately on this e-reader at online and in stores starting today. More images after the break.