YAY! The big announcement by Barnes & Noble today is that they have created a brand new Nook eInk ereader! I'm still using the older "Classic" eInk version so I am very interested in hearing from others who get this new one and have already had the old one to see how they compare. Since it is soooo new so far I can't really speak about it yet from my own experience so I'm going to type in some of the new features in the new Nook as described by B&N:
Barnes & Noble wrote:
The easiest to use 6"touchscreen - Just tap to shop for the best books, magazines & newspapers right on your Nook. Turn pages, look up words, highlight passages, adjust the font size and style - all with just a touch of your finger.
The most advanced E-Ink display. Crisp text, even in bright sun! - The most advanced E-Ink Pearl technology on the high-contrast 6” touchscreen displays text as crisp and clear as a printed page, so you can read easily - even in bright sun. 50% more contrast than Nook 1st Edition.
The longest battery life of ANY eReader. Up to 2 months on just 1 charge - That’s enough time to start & finish a lot of great stories - or an entire series.
Ultra-light & thin (under 8 ounces) - Nook is lighter than a paperback & super thin, yet holds up to 1,000 books, magazines & newspapers - so it’s easy to take your entire library with you anywhere.
Largest bookstore with more than 2 million titles-get them in seconds - Over 2 million titles including books, magazines & newspapers - just a touch away! Thousands are FREE, most others $9.99 or less. Pre-order books & subscribe to magazines so you’ll get them the instant they’re released.
Expert recommendations & fun social features - What to read next? Get recommendations from our expert Barnes & Noble booksellers. Browse top picks, bestseller lists and personalized suggestions based on the authors you love - right on your Nook. In just a touch you can shop for the titles that you want and start reading in seconds.
Read Your Way - Make the text bigger or smaller. Choose the font style you like. You can even add bookmarks and highlight passages while you read.
Immersive Reading Experience - Nook has 80% smoother page turns & minimized flashing compared to other eReaders - so it’s easy to lose yourself in your latest read. And with Fast Page™, you can scan easily through any book, magazine or newspaper. Just touch and hold the page turn buttons to get to where you want to read quickly.
Nook Friends - Connect with Nook Friends™ to share and find new titles. See your friends’ favorites & what they're recommending. You can even swap books right from your Nook with exclusive LendMe technology!
On-Screen Keyboard - Nook’s on-screen keyboard appears whenever you need it. Just touch & type to shop for a new read or find a title in your library.
Plus it has all of the good stuff the Classic Nook has, like:
Personalization (Choose one of their screensavers or upload your own pictures to make Nook your own. And there are also sites all over the net, including right here on GeekDrop that have custom made wallpapers and screensavers for your Nook)
Free WIFI - Nook connects via thousands of Wi-Fi networks, including fast & free access at all Barnes & Noble stores & more than 24,000 AT&T hotspots, like cafes, hotels & restaurants nationwide. So you can browse & shop for the latest books, magazines and newspapers from almost anywhere. `cough cough` wardriving too!
All kinds of accessories, like cases, covers, skins, etc.
I think it looks very cool so far going by the picture. I like the color and bezel of it. Looky below:
You can order one right NOW if you want via pre-release! (It is "officially" available June 10, 2011), Wifi version is only $139 + Free Shipping. Go here to get it