Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight: Light up Kindle killer gets UK launch date!
We knew that the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, Barnes & Noble’s take on the e-reader, was coming to the UK, but now we know exactly when. Read on to find out when Amazon’s worst nightmare arrives on our shores.
The six-inch Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight touchscreen e-reader, which connects to Barnes & Noble’s online Nook store to download books, and packs a backlight for reading in the dark, will be available in the UK from next month, we can reveal. It’s priced up at £109, while the Simple Touch model without a light will cost £79 – £30 less than Amazon’s touchscreen Kindle ereader, and £10 more than its non-touchscreen Wi-Fi only model.
Over 2.5 million ebooks and magazines will be available for download from nook.co.uk from launch, and if you want to read them on other devices you can. Much like Amazon’s Kindle service, Barnes & Noble will shortly be releasing iOS and Android Nook apps in the UK so you can read your pageturner wherever you are. A Windows 8 app should be along in due course too, given that Microsoft has poured hundreds of millions of pounds into a joint venture with Barnes & Noble.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight goes up for pre-order in the UK today, with the first models shipping in October; you’ll be able to get it from nook.co.uk, Dixons, PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Foyles. Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Blackwell’s.
Can it take on the Kindle? We’ve got a full review of the Nookk Simple Touch with GlowLight coming later this week so stay tuned to find out.