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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight (photos)

As rumors swirl that Amazon is developing a new Kindle with an integrated light, Barnes & Noble's new $139 Simple Touch with GlowLight is already a reality.

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David Carnoy
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Light on

The $139 Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight uses patent-pending lighting technology. You can also dim the light to avoid bothering a bed partner who's trying to sleep.
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Same design

Except for the integrated light, the new Nook Simple Touch looks the same as the original Nook Simple Touch, which remains on the market for $99.
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Group shot

The new Nook with a couple of other leading e-reading devices.
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Side view

The New Nook is the same size but weighs slightly less.
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Glowing with pride

Jamie Iannone, president of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble, demoed the product for CNET.
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No case

The product doesn't include a case, but it does ship with an AC adapter and antiglare screen cover.
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More sensitive

Barnes & Noble says it has improved the performance of the touch screen.
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Back to back

The new Nook has the same carbon-colored back. The device retains the SD card slot for adding memory.
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Dim the light

You can adjust the brightness settings.
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Summer reading

Like the old Nook, the new Nook's e-ink display is designed for outdoor reading.

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