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Monday, June 28, 2010

Looking For A Little Nookie? Maybe The nook Wi-Fi is for you!

Don’t you just love teaser headlines? In this case, the nookie I am referring to is not what you are thinking. Of course I may be wrong, you could have immediately realized I was referring to the price drop on the Barnes and Nobel Nook.

In spite of some of my luddite leaning rants lately, I am still a technut. I can’t help myself, in spite of some of the demoralizing experiences I’ve had lately. I still prefer a book whose pages I can turn. The price drop of the Nook and the realize of the WiFi version is making me sit up and take notice. If I ever get a smart phone that has good reception without forcing me to buy a cellular repeater, I will probably load it with some books. My old Dell xv51 is still limping along and I do still read books on it. The Nook is so much nicer though and the screen size is infinitely better than on my PDA or future to be named smart phone.

The Nook pricing is going to provide some serious impetus for Amazon and Sony to look at their pricing. Note the price drop on the Kindle followed the B&N price drop rather quickly.  Nobody is buying an iPad just to read books so I doubt that B&N’s aggressive move will impact iPad at all. Check it out at the Nook Site. The specifications are pretty sweet. It has a color touch screen you can use to surf and check email. It also has a microSD slot for memory expansion. At the moment it only has two games, chess and sudoku but I suspect more will be available. This is definitely worth looking at.

Barnes and Noble is looking to find the price point that is your sweet spot. This may be it. Unless someone gives it to me though, I am waiting for the $99.00 price point. There is nothing wrong with a belated Father’s Day gift though. (hint, hint)

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