Generally speaking a product’s life cycle includes one of additional features and more bang for buck.  The Nook Simple Touch is anything but that.

It costs $139 and includes a 6-inch e-ink touchscreen.  Unlike B&N’s other Nooks, there is no color screen or Android OS.  It’s a simple as pie e-reader with a hefty feature set for the money.

Expect a 2-month battery life from a single charge.  That will of course vary with use and this is B&N’s claim, not ours.  The 6-inch touchscreen has 50% more contrast than the first Nook and it weighs just 8oz, less than most standard paperback books.  You can store up to 1000 books (2GB, add a microSD card for more) at a time and even lets you borrow books from your local library.  There is currently only a WiFi version, and there is no word if a 3G version will come to life.

You can preorder the Nook Simple Touch today with an expected launch date of June 30th.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."