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New Nook (photos)

Barnes & Noble has launched a second-generation Nook e-reader, which the company is branding as the "Simple Touch eReader." It has a touch screen and costs $139.

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'The Simple Touch eReader'

Barnes & Noble has officially unveiled the second-generation Nook, a touch-screen e-ink e-reader that the company is branding as the "Simple Touch eReader."

Here's a look at its key specs:

  • Touch screen with Neonode infrared technology
  • 6-inch Pearl e-ink screen
  • Wi-Fi wireless connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • 2GB of onboard storage
  • 800MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor
  • MicroSD card expansion slot (add up to 32GB card)
  • Battery charge lasts up to two months with wireless off
  • Runs on modified version of Android 2.1 (no Android apps available, however)
  • Supports EPUB, PDF, Adobe DRM (supports e-book borrowing from your local library)
  • Reads JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP graphic files
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 5 x 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 7.48 ounces (212 grams)
  • Comes in black only
  • Price: $139
  • Ships on June 10 (available for preorder now)
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