(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Book giant Barnes & Noble on Wednesday unveiled its latest tablet in the form of the new Glowlight NOOK – a device that promises to be both lighter and brighter than its predecessors.
With a retail price of $119, the new NOOK GlowLight lights up pages with sharper text.
B&N says Glowlight is 15% lighter compared to the popular Kindle Paperwhite, a device it’ll likely do battle with this upcoming holiday season.
Meanwhile, other spec highlights include 62% more pixels, a high-res E Ink display and new handcrafted fonts.
“We developed an all new lightweight design that’s extremely comfortable to hold in one hand for people who love to read anytime, anywhere. Lighter and brighter, with crisp, sharp text, no full page flashing and no ads, our redesigned reading experience is more immersive than ever making the device a must-have item for long-form readers. We welcome customers to their local Barnes & Noble store where they can try the new NOOK GlowLight and see it shine,” emphasized NOOK Media COO Mahesh Veerina via a press release.
The new NOOK GlowLight was set to be released today.
In a high profile move back in July, Barnes & Noble announced it would stop building its Nook Color tablet line in-house, instead opting for a more cost effective partnership model.