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Price points are very important when it comes to consumer electronics products, and $50 here or $100 there can mean a lot in terms of sales--especially at price points below $300. And that's precisely why Barnes & Noble brought out the Wi-Fi-only version of its Android-powered Nook e-reader for $149. At that price, you start to get into impulse-buy territory and attract folks who've been sitting on the e-reader fence, waiting for prices to drop. And the fact that you're reading this means you may well be one of those people. Price cuts aside, what's nice about this model is that the only difference between it and the $199 Nook 3G is that it's had the cellular radio removed, shaving off half an ounce to bring the unit's total weight to slightly more than 10.7 ounces. And--oh, yeah--its removable back cover is white instead of gray. But in all other respects, the two devices are identical. Currently, there are a handful of other e-readers in this price class, including the $149 Borders-backed Kobo E-reader and the Sony Reader Pocket Edition; both have smaller 5-inch screens and lack Wi-Fi (though the Kobo does offer some limited Bluetooth functionality).
Boasting some capabilities not available in its rival, the Editors' Choice-winning Kindle e-reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook now goes even further to tighten the gap with a lower $199 (direct) price. The Nook not only offers double the book selection (one million versus Amazon's 500,000), and a color, touch screen display, but it also supports the open EPUB format, Wi-Fi access (the Kindle only can use its own 3G network), and a Micro SD memory expansion slot rounds out the Nook's advantages. On top of that, the new 1.3 firmware upgrade adds a Web browser, games, and much-needed faster page turning to make the Nook an even more compelling e-book reader. The most important feature of any e-book reader is its screen, and the Nook's 6-inch electronic ink display features 16 levels of gray just like the screen on Amazon's Kindle. One complaint about the Nook compared with the Kindle has been its slower page turning screen refresh. On the original Nook, page turning took twice as long as page turning on the Kindle - two seconds compared to one second. With the 1.3 firmware update, it's about a tenth of a second slower than the Kindle, but the difference is negligible.
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