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There are a few eBook Readers on the market today which varies in specification but essentially do the same thing: enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media. Some eBook readers on the market today include: the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader Pocket, Pandigital Novel, Sharper Image Literati, and a dozen or so other brands/model. The scope of this comparison will be for the two most popular: the Kindle and Nook.

The Kindle

The Kindle is an e-book reader developed by Amazon.com which uses wireless connectivity to enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media. After the first generation was release November 2007, competition soon followed.

Content for the Kindle can be purchased online and downloaded wirelessly in some countries, using either standard Wi-Fi or Amazon's 3G "Whispernet" network. Whispernet is accessible without any monthly fee or wireless subscription,[4] although fees can be incurred for the delivery of periodicals and other content when roaming internationally beyond the customer's home country.

 

10 Advantages of the Kindle

1. no running to the bookstore for books
2. lightweight, mobile, and can hold 3000+ books.br> 3. most titles are cheaper when downloaded
4. you can read newspapers and magazines on your Kindle, and, since the device can connect to the Internet, it is easy to keep yourself in touch with the latest online news and gossip.
5. instant access to a dictionary and other reference manuals with a touch of a button.
6. use of Google maps to plot your current location, find nearby gas stations, restaurants
7. listen to free audio books on your Kindle and use online apps such as Yahoo messenger, Gmail, Google reader, and the mobile version of Google calendar.
8. play free games such as mine sweep, grid detective, thread words, dots and boxes, etc. etc.
9. picture viewer and slide show
10. most titles are cheaper when downloaded

 

The Nook

The Nook is an e-book reader developed by the book retailer Barnes & Noble, which is based on the Android platform. uses wireless connectivity to enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media. After the first generation was release November 2007, competition soon followed. based on the Android platform.

10 Advantages of the Nook

1. a 7" color touchscreen
2. ability to lend books to others
3. memory expansion slot through microSD and a replaceable battery
4. native PDF support
5. access to the Android Market, so you can install more apps
6. can also run a new operating system from a microSD card
7. watch HD movies, TV shows, netflix & Hulu
8. most advanced VividView touchscreen
9. Free preloaded apps and games
10. Bright E-ink display and keyboard that is only visible when you need it

 

 

Differences and NEW features Kindle

Kindle first generation

only Kindle with expandable memory, via an SD card slot
6 inch (diagonal) 4-level grayscale display, with 250 MB of internal memory
can hold approximately 200 non-illustrated titles.

Kindle 2

features a text-to-speech option to read the text aloud
2 GB of internal memory of which 1.4 GB is user-accessible
can hold about 1500 non-illustrated books
increased battery life by 85% and introduces native PDF support
ability to download new titles in over 100 countries

Kindle DX

larger screen than the standard Kindle and supports simple PDF files
thinnest Kindle to date and offers an accelerometer, which enables the user to seamlessly rotate pages between landscape and portrait orientations when the Kindle DX is turned on its side
it does not have a Wi-Fi connection.

Kindle DX graphite - 3rd generation Kindle DX

has an E Ink display with 50% better contrast ratio
does not have a Wi-Fi connection.
system memory (128MB)

Kindle Touch

touchscreen version of the Kindle
Wi-Fi/3G connectivity
battery life estimated two months
4GB internal memory

Kindle Fire Tablet

Android-based tablet with a color touch screen
there is no 3G option
does not have a microphone, camera, or SD slots
8GB of storage and has a projected battery life of under eight hours

 

 

Differences between Nook and Kindle

1. Kindle only has 3G capability but they don’t charge you for it with a monthly subscription
2. Kindle sells in more then 100 countries with ebook stores in those countries
3. Kindle uses a keyboard for input
4. Kindle has an integrated battery cannot replace
5. Kindle supports AZW (Kindle), PDF, TXT, AAX & AA (audible.com), MOBI, PRC, HTML & DOC through conversion, and MP3 files. The Nook supports EPUB, PDB, PDF, and MP3 files.
6. Nook has both 3G and wi-fi connectivity
7. Nook also has a built-in Web browser as well for surfing
8. Nook is only sold in the US so ebook stores limited to US
9. Nook has microSD slot and replaceable batteries
10. Nook has the lending ability - LendMe feature

 

$ 234.55 Barnes & Noble NOOK Color eBook Tablet

$183.95 Sony Reader Reader Touch Edition PRS-600B eBook reader (Black)

$99.95 Sony Reader Pocket-silver

$2.95 Amazon Kindle 2 E-Book Reader Car Charger

 

 

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