Pros Responsive screen.
Still has dictionary, highlights, and notes.
Still has tactile page turning buttons.
Quick page turns (some say it's slow, but you try turning a page that fast with a real book).
Social networking is great if you have friends with a
Cons No Sudoku! It would have been much better with a touch screen than on the original nook. Why they removed it, the world may never know.
Summary Great for the adventurous reader. It literally can go almost anywhere. It can go weeks upon weeks without seeing a wall charger which makes it great for vacations in foreign countries with weird plugs.
This is easily the best reader on the market. For those who miss the browser, what the crap are you browsing on a reader for. That's just plain stupid. It's always going to be too slow to be reasonable.
No 3G is a bummer, but in a world where there is WiFi almost anywhere, no big deal.
I would recommend this to anyone who reads.
Pros Great small reader that i gave to my 11 and 12 year old for Christmas. Only I can buy their books. Seems safe, right?
Cons WRONG! My son learned within a week that he can chat with strangers (can you say Predators?) through the book review of each book. They went back and forth. It's very scary and an eye opener. Please beware!
Easy to read on
Cons HArd to read in dark light
Pros I wasn't sure how I would like the touchscreen, but it's very responsive and you get used to it. Everything is laid out nicely, and as a lefty, I appreciate the dedicated page-turn buttons on the sides. Downloading books is quick and easy.
Cons I almost feel that it is TOO small and light--it can be difficult to hold onto sometimes. Also, no backlit screen.
Summary This is great for reading on the go when you don't want to take a book along. I don't use it as much as I thought I would, though, mainly because there aren't many options yet for renting e-books, and I'm not interested in buying something that I'll only read once. You aren't limited to Barnes & Noble's selection of books--I've put some novels from the iTunes store on mine--but B&N seems to have the best quality choices. I'd definitely recommend going for the GlowLight version now, because it is too bad that there is no backlight on this one!Forgot to add: the WiFi really drains the battery quickly if you keep it on all the time. Even with the WiFi option off, the battery drains more on standby than I thought it would. Still, the battery life is decent overall.
Updated on May 23, 2012
Pros Very easy to use. Does what it says it will do and no more. The no more part is what I like best.
Cons Only one and that is that it will not download from Project Gutenberg like the Kindle will.
Summary I am an avid Apple user but see no sense in the iPad. Test drove an iPad 2 at an Apple reseller and it was way to heavy to be used as a book. The Nook Simple Touch is light, book sized, and just as easy to use as anything Apple makes. It doesn't have bells and whistles just like a book. If I want bells and whistles I will get on my iMac or my iPhone 4. Please note that I do not work for Apple and this is not intended to be an advertisement for Apple. When I was looking for an eBook reader CNET rated this one as being better than the cheapest Kindle.