Barnes & Noble (B&N) introduces its all-new NOOK e-book reader with a touchscreen. The new NOOK is called by B&N as The Simple Touch Reader.It features a 6-inch e-ink Pearl display with Zeforce infrared touchscreen, like the new Kobo eReader Touch, that allows users to turn pages, look up words, highlight passages, adjust the font size and style easily. The newly-designed lightweight, slim reader is 35 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than NOOK Wi-Fi 1st Edition.
The All-new NOOK has 2GB internal memory that holds up to 1,000 books and offers a microSD/SDHC card slot for expansion. It supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n and uses micro USB connector for charging and PC connection. The e-book reader supports ePUB and PDF files as well as JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP images. It offers a battery life of up to 2 months on a single charge with Wi-Fi off, the longest battery life of any eReader.
The new ultraportable NOOK Simple Touch Reader weighs under 8 ounces. It is available for pre-order for $139 and will e shipped on 10 June.