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First Look: Barnes & Noble Nook (Wi-Fi)

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First Look: Barnes & Noble Nook (Wi-Fi)

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For the moment, the Wi-Fi-only version of the Barnes & Noble Nook is the best e-reader you can buy for less than $150.

>>Hi, I'm David Carnoy and I'm here with the Wi-Fi only version of the Nook which some people are referring to simply as the Nook Wi-Fi. Now, there really isn't a whole lot say that's different about this model and the Nook 3G which has a 3G wireless connection as well as a Wi-Fi connection. Barnes & Noble has simply stripped out the 3G radio which makes this a half an ounce lighter but otherwise the two devices are identical. This does have a white back instead of a gray back but feature wise, design wise, these guys are identical. It has the same color LCD on the bottom. It uses a touch screen navigation. You also get a memory card expansion slot on the back and the battery is removable and replaceable. In terms of Wi-Fi connectivity Barnes & Noble has made this compatible with all those new free AT&T hot spots. It does offer seamless connection to that so you don't have to go through a sign in screen or anything like that and now that the Nook does have a built in web browser you can access those hot spots that require sign in via the web. Now, this model costs a $149 and the step up Nook 3G costs $199 and the Kindle is at $189 but if you're not a frequent traveler who thinks you need that 3G connection to access the eBook Store from wherever you are or wherever you can get a data connection, you could make due with Wi-Fi only and we could recommend it at this price. I'm David Carnoy and that is the Nook Wi-Fi.

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