Folks over in the United Kingdom are going to be ecstatic if they are fans of Barnes and Noble’s products. Barnes and Noble earlier this year announced that some their devices would be headed to the United Kingdom, and two more just happened to land their today: the Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. If you’ve ever used a Kindle Paperwhite or even some of the older Kindle e-Reader models, you should perfectly well know what the Nook Simple Touch is. The Nook Simple Touch is one of the most highly-anticipated e-readers today, and much like the Kindle Paperwhite, it features a built-in backlit display that is perfect for reading at night and will keep it from lighting up your entire room.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight retails at £109 and John Lewis is one of the first retailers in the United Kingdom to start carrying the device. On the other hand, the Nook Simple Touch will not be sitting with a price tag of a mere £79. While it does get the job done and is much cheaper than the model with GlowLight, it is not packed with all of the features that you might experience with the GlowLight device. Other retailers that will be selling the devices include Dixon’s, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Blackwell’s, Foyles, Argos and ASDA. On top of all this, but Barnes and Noble has also announced that their up and coming Nook HD and Nook HD+ is now available for residents in the United Kingdom to pre-order. Shipments are set to arrive at the end of next month. Pricing for the much more sophisticated devices will be set at £159 and £299, respectively.
As we originally heard, Barnes and Noble will not be bringing their old tablet lineup to the United Kingdom due to the imminent launch of their Nook HD and Nook HD+ in the United States. Surely the extra wait is going to be worth it just have something comparable and even some competition against Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD though. The one advantage that the Nook tablet lineup will have in the United Kingdom against the Kindle Fire HD is that they will be touting microSD card slots as the Kindle products do not have them.
Nevertheless, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and the Nook Simple Touch is very competitively priced, and if you are looking for a bang for your buck you may just want to consider taking a look at these devices as they are truly “simple.” Alternatively, you do have the Kindle Paperwhite available to you as well as the the Kindle Paperwhite with free 3G come to December.
Are you going to be picking up a Nook Simple Touch product, or are you looking into sticking it out for the Kindle Paperwhite when it launches in December (in the UK)? Would you choose one over the other or are you not certain right now?
Sound off in the comments if you ended up picking up a Nook Simple Touch!
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