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/1624
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.
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.