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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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/
- Improved the Contrast – The screen display shows a darker lettering as well as a lighter background.
- 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.
- Battery Life – The battery can now last for up to 30 days with one charge. The old Kindle was around 2 weeks.
- Memory – Standard memory allows storage of up to 3,500 books now vs. 1,500 books of the old Kindle 2.
- 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.
- Push Button Technology – The Kindle has always used simple push-button technology and the newest version is no exception.
- More Memory – Although the Nook has expandable memory, the Kindle 3 comes with over double the memory capacity standard.
- Battery Life – The battery life of the Kindle on one charge (wireless off) is 30 days. The Nook’s (wireless off) is 10 days.
- International Wireless Capability – The Kindle works wirelessly at 3G speed in over 100 countries at the moment. The Nook works within the continental US.
- 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.