Nook Vs Kindle – Updated Review – Which Is Best Now?

Nook Vs Kindle - Updated Review - Which Is Best Now

Comparing the Two Newest Versions

As of December of 2010, the newest versions of the Nook and Kindle are available on the market—the Kindle reviews 3rd Generation and Nook with software version 1.5.

Memory Capacity – The Nook still has the ability to expand its memory with an SD card and comes standard with 1,500 books storage. The Kindle 3 comes standard with 3,500 books storage capacity.

Battery Life – The Kindle ekes out the win here with 30-day battery life on one charge with wireless turned off, while the Nook allows for up to 10 days reading time.

Color – Only the Nook has a color navigation screen. Otherwise, both devices rely on E-ink screen technology. The grayscale display causes less eye strain than back-lit devices according to manufacturers.

Two Models – WiFi only and WiFi+3G models are available for the Nook and Kindle now. The WiFi only works anywhere an accessible wireless network is present and the +3G models work where AT&T 3G network coverage is available, thus not needing a wireless network.

Updated Kindle 3

The Kindle 3rd generation is full of new features compared to the older Kindle second generation.

1) Longer battery life – The device now lasts up to 30 days on a single charge with the wireless function turned off.

2) Smaller – The physical design of the device is smaller, lighter, and thinner. click here for more related details.

3) More Memory Capacity – Now the Kindle 3 has the ability to hold 3,500 books, compared to 1,500 books before.

Updated Nook

New Software Update – The new software version 1.5 allows the Nook user to sync reading between different devices (smart phone to eReader to PC for example). “My Shelves” allows for different organization of titles. Lastly, with the software update, the Nook can be password protected. for further related details, click on : http://library.stanford.edu/guides/putting-content-e-readers

Nook Vs Kindle - Updated Review - Which Is Best Now

Physical Design- The eReader itself is still the same hardware that was released this time last year.

The Big Differences

1) Lending – The Nook allows lending of titles for up to 2 weeks to other Nook users. The Kindle will be following suit in the near future according to Amazon though.

2) International Coverage – The Kindle reviews are the only eReader that allows for International usage (on 3G networks).

3) Text to Speech Feature – The Kindle allows for the reader to change to text to speech and the device will read the book to him or her. The feature is only available if the author allows the rights.

4) Use of EPub Files – Only the Nook allows for usage of EPub files at the moment. Some libraries are adopting the use of digital “EPub” files to lend books digitally. It will be interesting to see Amazon’s reaction to more and more use of the EPub file.

Barnes and Noble released the “Nook Color” and Amazon released the “Kindle 3″for the last few months. But for those purist readers out there, color doesn’t mean a thing. So, which is the best E-ink, no eye strain, long battery life eBook reader out there? It still comes down to the Nook vs. Kindle—they have just been updated a bit.

In conclusion, the Nook vs. Kindle battle is still hotter than ever. The newest Kindle has raised the bar, but the Nook is keeping up with new software updates and further changes in the works.

Nook Vs Kindle 3 – The Ultimate Choice

Nook Vs Kindle 3 – The Ultimate Choice

Kindle 3 and Nook both offers WiFi and WiFi+3G models. They have comparable book libraries with their stores along with loads of free titles. Both Nook and the Kindle provides a black and white E-ink display with 16 gray-scale for reading and is almost the same size with sleek looks. Integrated dictionary and directory organization capabilities are available with both the devices. It can be confusing to choose when you don’t know what exactly you want in your eBook reader.

In Nook and the Kindle are one of the best eBook readers available in the market. There are lots similarities between the two devices and offer some of the best features of an eBook reader. Many people are lining up to buy eBook reader with its popularity and often zero down to Nook vs. Kindle. If you can afford it, you might like to own both the devices but if you are buying just one then I may be able to help you.

Reasons to Buy Kindle 3

  • The use of E-ink latest generation “Pearl” makes Kindle 3 perfect for reading long-form. The contrast is 50% better than Kindle 2 or Nook that uses the first Generation of E-ink. This make a lot of sense to buy Kindle because the whole purpose of an eBook reader is to read eBooks comfortably without eyestrain unlike LCD screen. click here for related information.
  • Kindle 3 is smaller, thinner and lighter than Nook by more than 3 ounces.
  • Kindle 3 gives up to a month of battery life as compared to Nook’s battery life of 5 – 6 days with the wireless turn off.
  • The internal memory of Kindle 3 is 4GB as compared to Nook’s 2GB. With your Kindle you can store up to 3500 eBooks.
  • The Text-to-Speech facility available with Kindle can make the device read books, newspaper, magazine or any other content with the ability to switch back and forth between reading and listening from any spot.
  • Kindle operates on Linux platform and Nook operates on Android platform which makes the later slower to load books and navigating. for related info, visit : http://kb.its.psu.edu/article/1624Nook Vs Kindle 3 – The Ultimate Choice

Reasons to Buy Nook

  • The separate LCD touch screen to navigate and use virtual keyboard of Barnes & Noble’s Nook is the primary reason for customers to choose Nook over Kindle. It looks more trendy and stylish than Kindle with the touch screen LCD.
  • Nook contains aslot for MicroSD expansion reaching to a 16 GB as an additional capacity storage.
  • The battery was considered a user-replaceable.
  • For file type, Nook support EPUB which are free and open eBook standard by IDPF.

My Choice

Considering the basic purpose of an eBook reader my choice is Kindle 3. Kindle 3 is smaller, thinner, and lighter with better contrast that gives book-page-like experience while reading. This will ensure better experience while reading long-form along with the advantage of longer battery life. Nook is stylish and trendy with the touch screen LCD and there are some cool features like lending books and sharing EPUB formatted books which are not available with Kindle. However, how many of us would actually lend books and share files with others in the long run? I even find the bright LCD touch screen of Nook distracting while reading and it has a negative impact on the battery life.

Nook Vs Kindle – How Does the New Kindle 3 Compare?

Nook Vs Kindle – How Does the New Kindle 3 Compare

So, which is a better eBook reader?

It’s going to ultimately come down to preference with the navigation on the eReaders.

3 Big Differences of the Nook – Although the following features are not the only differences between the Nook and Kindle, they are arguably the most important.

  1. Color/Touch Screen Navigation – The Nook has a 3″ color touch navigation screen to surf through your library of books with swiping a finger. The screen also converts to a touch keyboard to help with navigation. Using a web-browser in the window is in beta testing at the moment as well.
  2. Book Lending – The Nook allows lending of titles to friends and family with the Nook app, or Nook itself, for up to 2 weeks. The lender cannot use the material during that time. This is unique to the Nook as the Kindle doesn’t allow this feature. click here for more details
  3. In Store Reading – There’s a new perk for owning the Nook and bringing it to your local Barnes and the Noble Stores, namely one-hour of free reading of any book available in the B&N library.

5 Important Kindle 3 Changes – First, let’s take a look at 5 important ways the new Kindle paper white case is different from the old. for related info, visit : https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2010/02/25/amazons-kindle-symbol-of-american-decline/Nook Vs Kindle – How Does the New Kindle 3 Compare

  1. Improved the Contrast – The screen display shows a darker lettering as well as a lighter background.
  2. Faster and Quieter Page Turns – There’s a 20% improvement in the speed the pages are turned. An important improvement as well is the QUIETER page turns. That has been a downfall of the Kindle 2 or more like a downfall for your spouse trying to sleep next to you reading.
  3. Battery Life – The battery can now last for up to 30 days with one charge. The old Kindle was around 2 weeks.
  4. Memory – Standard memory allows storage of up to 3,500 books now vs. 1,500 books of the old Kindle 2.
  5. Smaller, Lighter, and Thinner – Kindle 3 might keep similar 6″ screen display and it trims any fat other in any ways. It is a 17% lighter compared to Kindle 2.

 

5 Big Differences of the Kindle 3 – Here are some important differences of the Kindle vs. Nook. There are more differences, hence the higher number.

  1. Push Button Technology – The Kindle has always used simple push-button technology and the newest version is no exception.
  2. More Memory – Although the Nook has expandable memory, the Kindle 3 comes with over double the memory capacity standard.
  3. Battery Life – The battery life of the Kindle on one charge (wireless off) is 30 days. The Nook’s (wireless off) is 10 days.
  4. International Wireless Capability – The Kindle works wirelessly at 3G speed in over 100 countries at the moment. The Nook works within the continental US.
  5. Lower Price – Both the WiFi only and WiFi + 3G are $10 less than the respective models of the Nook.

There is a brief but thorough comparison of the Nook Vs Kindle 3.

The Nook vs Kindle battle has been raging strong for just about a year now. When the Nook was released last year, Amazon had released its 2nd generation Kindle.