The color touchscreen has five sections: The Daily, My Library, Shop, Reading Now and Settings. The Daily permits you to subscribe to newspapers or magazines. B&N will also provide free "articles from the best writers" according to the online video. Reading Now will keep your place in the book you are currently reading.
The Nook has two GB (1,500 e-books) of memory and offers a 16 GB SD card of expandable memory. According to Publishers Marketplace, the SD card will hold 17,500 books.
B&N is going head-to-head with Amazon, offering the Nook for $259 and selling best-sellers for $9.
You can see the Nook here. I recommend you watch the video of the device's features. It has a wireless 3G connection to B&N for which you don't have to pay. With the wireless feature turned off, B&N says you won't have to recharge the book for ten days, permitting you to take it along while you're traveling without bringing a charger. B&N will offer free Wi-Fi for the Nook in its stores.
Publishers Weekly says:
The device supports EPub and PDF as well as the Fictionwise eReader format (the e-tailer was acquired by B&N last year), and consumers can purchase titles directly through the machine. Indeed, B&N is going all out to highlight its e-book flexibility—Nook owners will be able to move their e-books from device to device and read their B&N e-books on their iPhone, Blackberry . . .The Nook raises the bar for e-book reading devices. It permits you to loan a book for up to two weeks. During the period of the loan, you cannot access the book yourself. And, according to Publisher Marketplace, you can only lend each book one time. B&N says it is still in negotiations with publishers to permit broader lending rights.
B&N is also investigating selling a bundled p-book together with the e-book.
The Nook goes on sale at the end of November in time for Christmas sales.
Help your local B&N. Buy a Nook instead of a Kindle.