Barnes and Noble release their Nook ereaders in the UK

Ebook readers are something of a “do I need one” kind of device. We all have a normal phone, a large phone, a small tablet, a large tablet and a few laptops that can all be used to read ebooks. But when you see someone reading an Ebook on an E-Ink device you just want one.

The recent Amazon Kindle Paperwhite reader stirred up this want in me. This morning it seems that Barnes and Noble the rather large US Ebook supplier have started to sell their range of readers in the UK.


Starting with the Nook Simple Touch (£79.00) and the Nook Simple Touch Glowlight (£109.00) which are their e-ink models and the Nook HD (£159.00) and the Nook HD+ (£229.00) are up for pre-order.

The below graphic shows what each can offer spec wise:

Barnes and Noble release their Nook ereaders in the UK

This basically gives you more options if you’re looking for an ebook reader. What with the Kindles, Kobos and the sea of tablets to choose from. Let the price wars commence.

The pricing of these new Nook readers is obviously to provide direct competition with the Kindle range. Personally these all do look nicer than the Kindle equivalents and as they are all based on Android hacking these may be easier than the Kindles. So if you’re interested head over to the

Source – Nook UK

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  • Martin

    E-readers are great outdoors. I have a Transformer Prime and use that as my e-reader. My missus has both an old Kindle keyboard and an iPad, she uses both for books. She said, “Why don’t you get a Kindle?”. “Don’t need one” said I as I had the Prime, when we went on holiday, there she was reading her Kindle in the bright sunshine, whilst I was desperately trying to find some shade, even the super IPS setting on the Prime doesn’t help when it is full sunshine and the screen has turned into a mirror :(
    If you have a tablet, then you don’t need the glowing versions of the readers. If you don’t have a tablet, then yes get the glowing versions, the clip on LEDs are OK, but they aren’t as good. Oh and the battery life times quoted by the manufacturers are not true. They are 2 months if you use it 20 mins per day, or something like that.

    • James Pearce

      Yeah my thoughts are for beach holidays or the like. Might just get one of these cheap ones to try out and review of course