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Barnes & Noble launches new Nook GlowLight

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New Nook GlowLight
New Nook GlowLight (Pic: TechCrunch)

Barnes & Noble has launched a new Nook GlowLight complete with an improved backlight and double the original storage.

The new Nook GlowLight has not only been endowed with new features but has been given a redesign too.

“We’ve developed an all new lightweight design that’s extremely comfortable to hold in one hand for people who love to read anytime, anywhere”, explained Mahesh Veerina, COO of Nook Media. “Lighter and brighter, with crisp, sharp text, no full page flashing and no ads, our redesigned reading experience is more immersive than ever making the device a must-have item for long-form readers.”

Nook GlowLight 2013 Features

The Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 2013 is 15 per cent lighter than its predecessor at 6.2 ounces and features a new soft-touch finish for increased comfort during long reading sessions.

It is also kitted out with an all new “warm-white colour” to differentiate it from the competition and has a silicon trim for protection against falls.

The E Ink display has also been improved with 62 per cent more pixels and next-generation lighting technology for a uniform light across the entire screen, similar to the improvements made to the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2013.

Full-page flashing has also been removed from the new GlowLight, so that page turns are smoother and don’t feature a black page refresh.

There’s a new “Reading Now” section on the home screen, and a permanent navigation bar offers access to search, library and shop.

Barnes & Noble has also introduced new Clip On Covers that attach to the side of the Nook GlowLight  and come in a range of colours.

Nook GlowLight 2013 Release Date and Price

Currently the pricing and availability of the Nook GlowLight 2013 is US-only. In America, the eReader is available today for $119, but we expect the device will launch in the UK soon with a price of around £75.

Next, read our review of the Kobo Aura 2013 eReader.

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