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Monday, 16 April 2012

The Nook's future glows

The USA has a new eBook reader with a glowlight screen.

 It's $139 and is available for pre-order now.  Ship date is listed as May 1: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today introduced NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, the world’s first E Ink device with patent-pending lighting technology that eliminates the number-one problem couples have in bed – having their sleep interrupted.

On the face of it this seems like a good idea but the point of dedicated eReaders is that they almost perfectly replicate the experience of reading a traditional book. However it would seem a nobrainer to add some sort of light to eReader devices and if the new Nook is a success then it's a sure thing that other eReaders will follow the lead.

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