Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

Verge Review

The new Nook from Barnes & Noble has this funny little trick: I keep on reading on it. In fact, despite my best efforts otherwise, I’m often reading the very book I planned on reading, or the book that I was reading moments before I tried to escape into some OS Wonderland that simply doesn’t exist here. Sometimes I wonder what else is going on in the world — but I’d have to set down the Nook and pick up another device to find out, so I just read the book instead. It’s kind of like… reading a...

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Basic Specs

Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type IR
File support ePUB, PDF

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 6.5 inches
Width 5 inches
Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 0.47 pounds
Primary orientation Portrait
Color Black

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Screen shades 16
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type IR

Software

Operating system Android
Text-to-speech No
File support ePUB, PDF

Storage

Internal size 2 GB
External storage Yes
External type microSD
Max. external size 32 GB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes

Ports

Data connections Micro USB

Battery

Removable No

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7.5

Average User Review

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    Reviewed by Joshinri (Currently owns)

    My wife and I tried this at the NookStore (oops I mean Barnes and Noble Bookstore) yesterday and we walked away disappointed (despite being initially impressed).

    There is no support for Audible audiobooks or Mp3 (no speakers either) like our existing older model Kindle, and most importantly, the books are consistently $5-$8 dollars more than the Kindle versions (e.g., John Macarthur's SLAVE) and often were missing altogether on the Nook (e.g., Ray Comfort's THE WAY OF THE MASTER) when the same book was available on the Kindle.

    When we asked the salesman about it, we were brushed off with some comment about publishers setting the rates causing us to wonder why most books we checked were costlier on the Nook.

    Our neighborhood bookstore is featuring the NOOK in all its guises prominently and have revamped the store design around its prominence. Sadly, Barnes and Noble seem to be nonchalant about equitable fair pricing. My wife suggested "Maybe noone is comparison shopping like we are".

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    Reviewed by jacob2908 (Currently owns)

    I love my Nook Simple Touch. I was originally planning on buying the Kindle Touch, but I had a friend tell me to at least check it out before committing to the Kindle. I used it and knew immediately that I wanted the Nook. The biggest reason I bought the Nook over the Kindle is the Nook has both the physical buttons and the touchscreen, while the Kindle Touch only has a touchscreen. I highly recommend the Nook; it is awesome!

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    Reviewed by PCfree (Currently owns)

    It turns pages fast. has a long battery life. looks/feels good (for reading). accepts epubs (but i haven't had luck w/ mobi files).
    one thing i dont like is how hard it is to press the page buttons the sides. oh and i dont like microSD cards but oh well.

    This is really the correct size (and weight) for reading (books). Phones tend to be too small and those 10" tablets i think are too big and unwieldy

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    Reviewed by schlurch (Currently owns)

    The review by theverge was convincing so i bought the device and wouldn't regret it. In my opinion the nook ist better than kindle, sony or kobo.

    not so convenient is the fact that i have to write at least 50 words to publish a user review so i ad just a few non-saying ones like in this paragraph.

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