Barnes and Noble’s Nook: A New Wave in eReaders?


B&N isn’t the only one announcing new eReaders. Apple is rumored to have one coming up and Amazon has released the international version of the Kindle 2. But I think this is the first time I have found myself excited about the prospect of an eReader.

B&N’s Nook is a sleek looking device with a heck of a lot of functionality, including the self-declared ability to read multiple formats adequately. While the Nook uses AT&T’s 3G network, which is not covered in all areas, it does allow you to use your USB port on your computer, which makes folks like me, who download loads of essays in PDF form quite frequently, happy because it allows for the possibility of making those reading experiences more enjoyable.

So, my initial impression is that of excitement. I admit that I am not a big B&N fan (I prefer Borders only because their club card thing is free), but this might make me a regular B&N user over Amazon.

But enough about what I think, what about you? Do you think it looks good? Are you reserving judgment? Or do you hate it? Let me know and tell me why!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

2 thoughts on “Barnes and Noble’s Nook: A New Wave in eReaders?

  1. I posted about the Nook over at my blog. It's the first e-reader that I've been really excited about as well.

    And not only does it have USB, it has WiFi. So you should be able to use it wirelessly just about anywhere.

  2. This is all good news for me :P. My understanding is that it's WiFi is connected to the 3G network. Or is that only for purchasing books, but everything else functions as normal?

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