Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Competition for Kindle?

PCWorld has published an article touting Barnes & Noble's new Nook e-reader, which the author, David Coursey, feels will "convince e-book skeptics that this is the time to start moving from Gutenberg to gigabytes." Coursey lists the features he thinks will make the Nook a hit: color multi-touch screen; ease of purchasing e-books from the ubiquitous Barnes & Noble; openness to third-party applications; the ability to "loan" e-books to other Nook users and to users of other electronic devices. Is the price--$259--too high? Coursey thinks so, but believes the price will drop in the coming year. Be sure to check out PCWorld's tour of the Nook. As for me, I'll check it out the next time I'm in Barnes & Noble.

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