Kindle vs Nook

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

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.

Kobo eReader from Borders

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.