Finally Amazon is getting some real serious competition in the ereader market in Britain. Barnes and Noble have just announced that they will be selling two of their ereader models in the UK starting in October.
After a long time of the ereader market in the UK being dominated by the Kindle, with the various Sony ereaders following on behind, Barnes & Noble have decided to enter the ring with both their ereaders and an online ereader/ebook shop as well.
They plan to sell both the basic Nook (the Nook Simple Touch) and their current flag ship model (the Simple Touch with Glowlight) in their own online store (Nook.co.uk) as well as through what they coyly call “well known UK retailers”.
So far there is no mention of what they will be charging for these two ereaders, or the ebooks they also plan to sell but I am sure this will be made public very soon, and which I shall then hand on to you as soon as I know it myself – So watch this space folks.
What are these two ereaders?
Well they are actually identical except for one thing, and that is the one called Glowlight, has a system for lighting the screen built into it, so you will never need to buy any sort of clip on reading light for this baby – but a note of caution here, many users of this ereader have complained about how easily the screen can get scratched, with unpleasant visual interference as a result.
Anyhow, this is what they are:-
They are both touchscreen devices, with 6-inch E Ink screens running at 800x 600 resolution. They both have Wi-Fi connectivity, and are light and slender at 212g and 165.1 x 127 x 11.9mm.