In the world of E Readers, the Kindle and the Nook brought to the market by Amazon and Barnes & Noble respectively, each has staked out claim as the two best options available today. Not only do they offer e-ink and color options, but both readers offer their own choices in memory and data connectivity. Choosing the right e reader for your needs is not a simple task, which is why we have put together a few simple tips to get you started on your quest for knowledge.
One of the key choices you will have to make when purchasing an e reader is the type of screen you want. There are two types of screens available: Color and E-ink. The color screen is in full high definition color and features touch capabilities, while the e-ink is monochromatic and comes in touch and non-touch varieties. Typically, the e-ink screen performs better in the sun light, where the color screen offers more options and a better experience for viewing pictures.
Whichever your choice, both options are immediately available on both platforms.
Both of the readers come with wifi radios, which let you connect to any wifi network (just like your laptop or computer). This is nice, because you can purchase new reading material in the form of books and magazines anywhere you have a connection. The kindle reader also offers a 3G model, which comes with free connectivity anywhere in the nation and across many countries. This service is rolled into the purchase price of your kindle. The nook as of right now does not offer a wifi version, but allows for free access to AT&T hotspots, which are available in many places throughout the United States and North America.
These are just a few of the decisions you will have to make before purchasing an electronic reader. Both the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble readers come in many different models, so it’s important to do research and determine which is best for your needs. For further information about choosing the Kindle vs Nook, check out this site at http://www.ereaderscout.com/.
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