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The second generation Nook from Barnes & Noble ditches the touchscreen LCD menu bar of the first model while adding touch sensitivity to the 6-inch E Ink display. This results in the e-reader having a substantially more compact footprint, and the 16 levels of grayscale offer fifty percent greater contrast than the original Nook. On Nov 7th, 2011 the Barnes & Noble relaunched the Simple Touch at a new price (down from $139.99) with software that improved both screen rendering and battery life.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 10, 2011
  • Price at launch: $99.00

Availability

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

Hardware

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

Display

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

Software

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

Storage

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

Connectivity

  • Data connections: Micro USB

Ports

  • Removable: No

Battery

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