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Barnes & Noble launches Nook GlowLight e-reader with improved design

|October 30 2013 |


Barnes & Noble Inc. has introduced a new e-reader dubbed as Nook GlowLight to compete against the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. It is the refreshed version of the Simple Touch with GlowLight e-reader which was launched over a year ago. The new e-reader from the company is completely redesigned on all the fronts. It comes with better hardware as well as system interface to provide smooth book reading experience.


Nook GlowLight e-reader weighs only 6 ounces, which makes it 15 percent lighter than Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. It comes with a soft-touch design to make it comfortable to hold for the buyers. It is having 4GB of internal storage, which allows the readers to store about 2000 more books than its predecessor. It comes in white color model with a soft touch finish along with silicon trim.

It is a bit wider and shorter comparing to the latest Paperwhite e-reader from Amazon. Company has also removed the annoying flash effects in the latest model which were seen while turning the pages in its predecessor. Barnes & Noble claims that the new e-reader can hold a charge for about two months, based on half hour of reading every day.


The Nook GlowLight e-reader is available in the retail stores as well as at the online shopping sites starting today for $119. Price of the Nook reader is same as the standard variant of the Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. It is also completely ad-free, while Amazon charges extra $20 for the Paperwhite for removing ads from the home screen and screensaver.

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