Here’s a side by side review of Kindle vs Nook. I’m leaning more towards the Kindle since its only $139. For that price, I can have an e-reader that stores up to 3,500 books, with a battery life of over a month, and a monochrome screen since that’s a lot easier on the eyes. I just wished the Kindle supported the ePub format. That’s all.
A color Nook is coming to a Barnes & Noble near you. The latest e-Reader from Barnes & Noble comes in a seven inch display and retails for $249. It sounds like competition for the iPad in terms of the color display, although the Nook is mostly just an e-Reader.
The competition is tough in the e-Reader business. With Amazon’s Kindle at just $139, it’s a tough sell for B&N’s to get consumers to buy a Nook for $249. Who knows? The market will very much decide if color displays is the way to go with e-Readers.
Color displays usually requires more power and can be an issue under direct sunlight.
The eReader market just got crowded. Borders just introduced the Kobo eReader for $150. It’s set to compete with Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. The Kobo offers users access to over 1 million eBooks via USB or wireless Bluetooth.
Unfortunately, there is no WiFi support. The Kobo comes pre-loaded with over 100 classic books. It’s capable of storing 1000 titles in less than 1GB of flash memory. The Kobo can read a number of eReader formats including PDF, ePUB and Adobe DRM.
Here’s a Kobo eReader review.
One last thing, the battery life is 2 weeks. It’s a cheaper alternative to Amazon’s Kindle.