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Nook Color Vs Amazon Kindle: Which is better?

For those of you who are thinking of picking up the recently announced Nook Color, you are probably wondering what advantages it has over the market leader in the Amazon Kindle. Aside from being a fully colored e-book reader, what else does it offer you?

We’ve found a lengthy article for you to read which asks this very question. The Nook Color is not due to ship until November 17, and the Amazon Kindle is still a worthy rival despite it’s outdated appearance.

While the main advantage that the Nook has over the Kindle is obviously it’s color support, another telling factor in favor of the Kindle is that the Kindle will be able to perform well in direct sunlight thanks to it’s e-ink screen, whereas the LCD-based Nook Color may not – good screen quality is obviously a major requirement for all new e-book buyers.

If you are looking at battery life comparisons, then the Kindle is the clear winner again. TimesoftheInternet claims that the Kindle will offer thirty days of life, while the Nook Color will only offer eight hours of usage – a price to pay for Android OS perhaps?

Aside from everything, it will ultimately come down to price, and the Kindle is considered a bargain for $189 in the US. We are hearing that the Nook Color will retail for $249 which is also quite reasonable for the newest e-book reader on the market.

So which device wins? If you are looking for the best screen quality, reading conditions and battery life, then the Kindle still cannot be matched. However, if you’re looking to add that touch of style to your reading whilst on the move, then the Nook Color will definitely tempt you.

The full article which lists more advantages of both devices can be read over at TimesoftheInternet. Let us know if you have anything to share on this comparison.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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