Barnes & Noble Unveils New Nook


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Taking a page from Henry Ford, you can get this new Nook in every color you want — as long as it’s black.

Gleaned from This is My Next live coverage:

  • Under 7.5 ounces, 5 x 6.5 inches
  • 800MHz TI OMAP 3
  • Android 2.1

Despite my crap PC, I used my god-like powers to monitor Search Twitter with two terms and to watch the This is My Next live coverage.

So I can tell you this, which no one else will:

Nate of The Digital Reader was the first person on the entire Internet to reveal what it looked like: First look at the new Nook

And I don’t know how the hell they did it, but these guys had the first pure post: Exclusive First Look: Barnes & Noble’s New Nook Is Lightest E-Reader Ever, which includes exclusive quotes from Lynch and information not found anywhere else — which seems to include images supplied by Barnes & Noble itself!

I was the first to uncover “The Simple Touch Reader” trademark, here, as well as the “MyNook” trademark news.

Man, this thing is seriously freakin fugly!

It looks like the craptastic Cruz Reader!

Man, it’s just a dark fugly slab. It offends my eyes.

The Pre never looked that bad.

Seriously, square is the new shape of eBooks?

Additional:

Barnes & Noble new Nook hands-on
The new Nook has a stylus

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6 responses to “Barnes & Noble Unveils New Nook

  1. Timothy Wilhoit

    The lightest e-reader ever? From your info from yesterday, the Kobo beats that by about four ounces. Their “two month battery!” claim, even at only one-half hour use per day, sounds unlikely.

  2. Timothy Wilhoit

    No 3G on this unit but Amazon is now selling an ad supported 3G/Wi-Fi model for $164. I guess that’s their reply for now.

    • mikecane

      Amazon might be the only one left with 3G. Although when their tablet comes out, maybe Kindle will go WiFi-only too. I don’t think B&N would have dropped its 3G model if it was outselling WiFi by a large margin.

      • Timothy Wilhoit

        B&N dropped 3G because it was getting expensive. Not only was the 3G strictly for their storefront and not the browser, larger books had to be sent by Wi-Fi…the 3G was disabled for those.

  3. Timothy Wilhoit

    I saw this little blurb about using public Wi-Fi on the N2:

    “If you try to connect to a free public network, please know that nook will not connect to any Wi-Fi hotspot that requires you to enter any information such as an account number or a room number when at a hotel, to enter any payment information, to accept any terms or conditions, or to view or accept an information page that requires a web browser.”

    Doesn’t the vast majority of public Wi-Fi require acceptance of “Terms and Conditions?”

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