eReaders seem to be appearing everywhere. I wrote about Barnes & Noble's new $149 WiFi-only Nook eBook Reader a few weeks ago at http://goo.gl/HR91r and then again at http://goo.gl/CGxk5. Today, for the first time, I was able to spend a few minutes of "hands on" time with the new color Nook at a local Barnes & Noble store. There is but one word for it: "impressive."
The nook is very competitive with other ebook readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader Digital Book and others. The more expensive Apple iPad, however, goes after a different segment of the marketplace.
The Nook is available in different models, from the $149 monochrome Nook to $249 for the new color Nook. The color Nook with a 7-inch screen plays music, surfs the web, and stores thousands of books in its 8 gigabytes of memory. The color screen can only be described as "gorgeous." I can't properly describe it in words, you'll have to see it for yourself.
If you believe that ebook readers cause too much glare, you have to go see the new color Nook. You will change your mind. The monochrome versions produce zero glare and the color version produces very little glare, probably less than that produced by the pages in a glossy book or magazine.
Stop by any Barnes & Noble store. All the stores have big displays featuring the Nook. Try it for yourself.
You might first want to do some background reading at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/