Barnes & Noble's new incarnation of the Nook looks a lot like an iPad. Check it out here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/index.asp?cds2Pid=30919
What do you think? I'll reserve my opinion for when I can tell if it has e-ink technology or is an LCD. I don't like LCD screens for extended reading. E-ink, which is basically the same thing an Etcha-Sketch uses, is much easier on the eye. Despite all the nifty features, I'd still use an e-reader to read books more than anything else.
Some new things it appears they've added:
• Reading is more amazing than ever on our stunning 7-inch VividView™
Color Touchscreen. NOOKcolor uses best-in-class technology to display
more than 16 million colors and an extra wide viewing angle for personal
or shared reading.
• NOOKcolor is the first reading device to offer all your newsstand
favorites in rich, full color. From Us Weekly and Elle to The New York
Times and The Wall Street Journal - NOOKnewsstand delivers your morning
paper and latest magazines right to your NOOKcolor, ready to read in an
amazing new way.
• Visit any Barnes & Noble store with your NOOK in hand and enjoy an
array of special offers through our More In Store™ program. Get FREE
Wi-Fi® while you're there and read entire NOOKbooks for FREE for up to
one hour per day with our innovative Read In Store™ feature.
• Swapping books with friends has always been a big part of reading and
NOOKcolor makes it even easier and more fun to do. For the first time on
NOOKcolor, Barnes & Noble's exclusive LendMe™ App lets you lend AND
borrow favorite books from friends - all with just a few simple
• For the first time, enjoy hundreds of kids' picture books with our
state-of-the-art NOOK kids reading experience. Exclusive Alive Touch™
technology lets your child interact with words and pictures, easily find
a favorite story, even have it read aloud. Enjoy classic favorites and
the most popular new releases.
• On-the-go web access is easy with NOOKcolor's built-in Wi-Fi®
connection. Check your email or visit your favorite websites. NOOKcolor
goes beyond reading and helps you stay connected.