Barnes’ & Noble’s Nook Media has introduced a new eReader called the Nook GlowLight. Despite concerns about the business and the departure of the company’s CEO, the company seems to be holding on for another holiday season.
The $119 Nook GlowLight is a 6.5 inch eInk Pearl Display eReader with a backlit screen. The screen has a 758 x 1024 pixel screen and weighs in at 6.2 ounces. The screen has 60 percent more pixels than previous models. The device is Wi-Fi enabled and has 4GB of memory, or as B&N boasts, can hold up to 2,000 books. Like other Nook devices, the new Nook GlowLight supports ePub and PDF files.
The device will go head to head with Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite device, which has similar sizing and features. Amazon’s device costs $119 with ads and $139 without ads. Barnes & Noble is playing up the fact that its device has no ads but comes with a $119 price tag.