12 April 2012 21:56 GMT / By Stuart Miles
The week started through rumours that the next Amazon Kindle would have a glowing display to allow users to comprehend in the dark, but it has ended through Barnes & Noble announcing just that; the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.
The new eBook Reader be inclined cost $139 and be available in early May in the US according to the US bookstore.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, a bit of a mouthful we be assured of, will come with “a soft adjustable ardor” that means “bedtime readers just the perpendicular amount of light for reading, on the outside of disturbing a sleepy spouse.”
That, says B&N, devise help the 64 per cent of the rabble it surveyed who regularly read in base at bedtime.
However unlike tablets like the iPad or flat Barnes & Noble’s own Nook Color, the recent Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight wish still be able to be decipher on the beach in bright daylight because it is still just one E Ink display.
B&N aren’t uncorrupt bragging about the new tech. It says the novel NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is in addition the lightest NOOK ever, with a tardy-lasting battery for over one month of study of books on a single charge, with the apply the match to on.
“To date, readers be in possession of had to compromise: either buying disastrous-and-white E Ink reading devices to optimize their outdoor reading or color LCD devices to be able to read at night in stratum with the light off. NOOK Simple Touch by GlowLight is like two Readers in the same,” said William J. Lynch, the CEO of Barnes & Noble. “With our new GlowLight technology and the most advanced E Ink pomp available, we’ve created the chiefly versatile, high-utility Reader ever; like exceptional for reading in the darkest bedroom for example on the brightest beach.”