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Barnes & Noble refreshes Nook GlowLight design, improves lighting

updated 05:48 am EDT, Wed October 30, 2013

Silicone trim, even lighting in revised e-book reader

Barnes & Noble has launched a new flagship e-reader to compete with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. The Nook GlowLight does more than remove the Simple Touch element from its name, by adding a new lighter color scheme and design reminiscent of the Nook HD, as well as a silicone trim for comfort and to help protect it from drops.

Weighing in at 6.2 ounces, the GlowLight is 15-percent lighter than the Paperwhite, reports USA Today, with the new GlowLight also said to be spreading its backlighting more evenly across the 6-inch greyscale screen. Onboard storage has been doubled to 2GB, allowing it to store up to 2,000 e-books, while Barnes & Noble hopes to increase sales through tracking previous purchases and providing personalized book suggestions to users.

The Nook GlowLight is shipping in stores in the US for $119, with Barnes & Noble Book Club members also receiving a 10-percent discount.



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