CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Barnes & Noble launches Wi-Fi version of Nook e-book reader

06-22-2010 08:47 BJT

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Barnes & Noble on Monday launched a Wi-Fi version of Nook, an electronic book (e-book) reader developed by the largest bookseller in the United States.

Barnes & Noble's new version of Nook(Photo source:WeiPhone.com)
Barnes & Noble's new version of Nook(Photo source:WeiPhone.com)

Barnes & Noble said it will offer customers free access to AT&T 's entire nationwide Wi-Fi network, and customers can use the Nook to browse the Web and shop its eBookstore of over one million e- books, periodicals and other digital content.

The Wi-Fi-only Nook is now available for purchase online and will begin shipping this week at the price of 149 U.S. dollars.

Barnes & Noble and electronics retailer Best Buy are expected to start selling the e-book reader in stores later this month.

Barnes & Noble on Monday also announced that it is cutting the price of its 3G Nook from 259 dollars to 199 dollars.

The new price for Nook 3G marks the market's first dedicated full-featured e-book reader that offers both free 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity but is priced at less than 200 dollars, Barnes & Noble said in a statement.

The first Nook was unveiled in October 2009. The device is seen as a competitor to Amazon's Kindle as well as Apple's recently- launched iPad tablet.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program