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Barnes & Noble Unveils Kindle-Killing, Dual-Screen �Nook� E-Reader

Oct 21, 2009, 11:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Sorrel)

"Nook looks a lot like Amazon's white plastic e-book reader, only instead of the chiclet-keyboard there is a color multitouch screen, to be used as a keyboard or to browse books, cover-flow style. The machine runs Google's Android OS and it will have wireless capability from AT&T.

"The $260 Nook–same price as the Kindle 2-is expected to be on sale at the end of November.

"The Nook has the regular black-and-white E Ink display and a 3.5-inch color touchscreen. The latter allows users to browse books. The Nook also comes with built-in WiFi, 2GB of internal storage, MP3 player and supports open formats such as EPUB. Nook users have features such as bookmarks, and the ability to share books with friends for up to a fortnight through other e-readers, smartphones or computers."

The Nook runs on Google's Linux-based OS, Android-- ed.

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