nook_front-view_200.jpgIf you’re someone who follows developments in the digital space, then you’ve probably seen and heard some reporting in recent days about Barnes & Noble’s new eReading device.
 
Well, we can officially confirm that it’s true. At an exciting launch party taking place now, we're announcing the debut of nook, the world's most advanced eBook Reader.
 
Those of us who have been lucky enough to actually hold a nook in our hands are just downright giddy about the special features desiged especially for readers.

 

nook lets you:

 

  • Download eBooks, magazines and newspapers in seconds flat
  • Enjoy eBooks on an incredibly readable E Ink® reading screen
  • Navigate your eBooks and other content on a color touchscreen
  • Sync your eBooks to your iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Mac or PC
  • Share eBooks with friends using one of our eReader clients
  • Read any eBook for free in a Barnes & Noble store
  • Get special content and promotions in any Barnes & Noble store


Full product details, videos and more are now available on our special nook site at bn.com/nook or nook.com.

 

nook arrives Nov. 30, but you can preorder it online now, or beginning Wednesday in any Barnes & Noble store. And come Nov. 30, you'll be able to test-drive nook in any Barnes & Noble store as well.


We're thrilled with nook, and can't wait to share it with you.

 

Please note ... This thread has gotten so large that it's kind of impossible to match questiosn to answers. We're making it read-only, and will  post answers as  needed. But we'd like to encourage you to post technical questions to the eBooks Help Board, where they're more easily found.

Comments
by Maike13 on ‎10-20-2009 05:39 PM

In some of the pre-release photos, the Nook was shown with what I though was a rather clever looking book light that clipped on to the back.  See here (http://gizmodo.com/5381149/bn-reader-gal//gallery/3).  Is this going to be available or was it dropped?  The available book light and book light cover don't excite me much :-)

by Januss331 on ‎10-20-2009 05:43 PM

Woohoo! I can hardly wait for November 30th now! I already pre-ordered this and I can't WAIT to start reading heavily again! I've been starving myself slowly because I kept telling myself I wanted to get an eReader and didn't want to abandon B&N for Amazon (what can I say, I love visiting the store!)!! Now, I can start reading and buying books again!

by phenomshel on ‎10-20-2009 06:07 PM

I'm with Maike here, I liked the built in light in the earlier photos.  Also, can you tell me if this has folder support for book storage?  With capability to hold 17,500 books (using SD card storage), flipping through that many covers would make anyone insane, quickly. Even just the 1500 book files the 2 GB internal storage holds would be frustrating to swipe through in the process shown in the video.  PLEASE tell me there's a solution for this! 

 

That being noted... Amazon should be shaking in their boots.  Kudos to B & N for a store that doesn't tie you to a dedicated device, and a dedication to making content available to anyone on any device.

by Rockmx on ‎10-20-2009 06:16 PM

Can it support mutiple languages? If it can support reading something like Chinese or Japnese. I will definitely buy one. 

by mercury206 on ‎10-20-2009 06:18 PM

I would love to order one but I am not in the ATT 3G network area. Will it work with my WiFi at home? I don't want to have to go to the store to use theirs.

by Kobachi on ‎10-20-2009 06:34 PM

The lack of a web browser is a HUGE fail -- especially since you're running Android. I would pre-order RIGHT NOW if it had a browser. This is the only thing Kindle has over Nook -- fix it! There's still a month before launch =D

by chewtoy on ‎10-20-2009 06:45 PM

I was excited about this device, but come on, seriously, it runs Android but I can't share with my Android phone?  Yet I can share with the arch-nemesis, the iphone?  That is ridiculous and is going to piss off quite a few people who would have purchased one.  Um, like me.

 

And it's Android, but there's no web browser?  What the heck are you thinking?

 

The promise of these devices is that they can be personal information portals to take with your or leave around the house.  Since we're all going to also carry around smart phones, we'll probably only buy one of these so that we can have a nice reading surface (e-ink) for when we really want to settle in for a long session of reading, but who wants to switch to a separate device just to pull in a web page?  Maybe the content I want to read IS a web page.

 

I've long wanted an e-ink device (even before anyone had finally made a work-able e-ink display) to replace newspapers and computer-based web browsing.  The nook comes really close, but if you leave out a web browser it fails.  And leaving out the ability to share with other android devices while giving that ability to iphones is just infuriating.

 

This would have been on my christmas list, up there at the top, but without those features it won't make it on at all.

 

by BigDogues on ‎10-20-2009 06:54 PM

Please tell  me why that after browsing several of you available titles at random, I find that the ebook price is 25% higher than buying the paperback version. Not to mention doing a cross check of the same titles over at Amazon I find their ebook pricing to considerably less than your pulp version.

I hope that B&N will address this issue immediatly or it's "No Sale".

Too bad too, because I really like this reader.

by DRemund on ‎10-20-2009 07:02 PM

@chewtoy

 

You can't seriously think that AT&T would give free, unlimited wireless to anyone who purchased a $259 device from B&N?  Likely a condition of the zero-configuration, free wireless was the lack of a general web-browsing capability.  The kind of device you want would be great, but it's not something you're going to get at a $259 price point from a book vendor.  If that was your belief, then you need to re-adjust your expectations.

by Laurel on ‎10-20-2009 07:08 PM

This is exciting news! I'm eager to learn more. I'm a pioneer Kindle user, but I keep wanting more.

 

Laurel

by on ‎10-20-2009 07:32 PM

You can't seriously think that AT&T would give free, unlimited wireless to anyone who purchased a $259 device from B&N?  Likely a condition of the zero-configuration, free wireless was the lack of a general web-browsing capability.  The kind of device you want would be great, but it's not something you're going to get at a $259 price point from a book vendor.  If that was your belief, then you need to re-adjust your expectations.

 

Why wouldn't they have web browsing? My $125 PSP has it, I just have to link my home browser info into it.

by DRemund on ‎10-20-2009 07:40 PM

@TiggerBear  Your PSP has always-on, unlimited cellular network web browsing?  Where do I get that model?

by on ‎10-20-2009 07:47 PM

Nope, it hops on free wifi links. If a link requires $ it charges it through my browser provider, never had it tack on more than .60 so far though. All of them will do that. Have since US upgrade 1.2.

by DRemund on ‎10-20-2009 07:54 PM

@TiggerBear   Exactly, so it has nothing to do with my point that you were countering.  I was talking about unlimited cellular network access, which the Nook has, and which you aren't going to get for a one-time $259 purchase if you include full web browsing capabilities.

by jpcarson on ‎10-20-2009 07:55 PM

Does Nook support "rapid reader" software?