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Nook vs Kindle Review: Which Model is the Best?
The previous months have added numerous improvements in the Nook vs Kindle competition. Noble and Barnes introduced the Nook Color and Amazon launched the Kindle 3. However, for people who are wild readers, color doesn’t really matter. So what eBook reader on the market? This Nook vs Kindle review will help you.
Improved Kindle 3
The Kindle 3rd generation has latest features than the earlier Kindle models.
1) Extended battery life – It can last up to 30 days on a single charge (if WiFi is off).
2) More Compact – The physical design of the Kindle 3 is lighter, smaller and thinner.
3) Twice the Storage Memory – The Kindle 3 has the capacity to store 3,500 books
New Firmware Update – The latest firmware that is version 1.5 will allow users to sync reading between various gadgets. “My Shelves” enables various organizations of titles. With the firmware update, you can now put a password to your Nook.
Physical Design – It still has the hardware that was introduced last year.
Reviewing the Two Models
Since December of 2010, the latest models of the Kindle and Nook can be purchased on the market.
Memory Storage – The Nook can be expanded by using an SD card. It can hold up to 1,500 books. On the other hand, the Kindle 3 can hold up to 3,500 books.
Battery Life – The Kindle’s battery life lasts up to 30 days while the Nook lasts for 10 days only.
Color – The nook is the only device that has a color navigation screen. Both gadgets depend on E-Ink technology. The black and white screen reduces eye strain compared to back-lit gadgets based on the manufacturers.
Two Models – WiFi only and 3G+WiFi models are for the Kindle and Nook. The WiFi only works if there is a wireless network around, while the 3G model works if there is an AT&T 3G network available, hence a wireless network is not necessary.
The Main Differences
1) Lending – Nook only allows title lending for 2 weeks. Kindle will be next suit soon based from Amazon.
2) International Coverage – The only e-reader that allows international coverage is the Kindle.
3) Text-to-speech Function – The Kindle enables the e-reader to switch to Text To Speech and the gadget will read the book for you. This feature is only accessible if the author allows.
4) EPub Files Support – Only the Nook supports EPub documents. Several libraries are implementing the use of digital EPub documents to lend books.
In summary, the Nook vs Kindle competition remains hot. The latest Kindle has already raised the bar, but Nook is still keeping up with latest firmware updates and additional improvements in the works.