Barnes and Noble are to bring their Nook eReader range to UK shores for the first time this October.
The only real competitors to the Amazon Kindle in the US, Barnes and Noble will be bringing their Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with GlowLight to Blighty. Both products are touchscreen devices, with 6-inch E Ink screens running at 800x 600 resolution. They also feature Wi-Fi connectivity, and are light and almost-pocketable at 212g and 165.1 x 127 x 11.9mm.
Of the two, the GlowTouch is likely to be the most sought after, thanks to it’s edge-lit screen making it the perfect late night reader.
Barnes and Noble will also be launching Nook.co.uk, an online storefront where users will be able to buy both the eReaders themselves and digital reading materials. Barnes and Noble will also supply their Nook devices through “well-known” UK retailers too.
“We are proud to be able to offer our top-rated line of NOOK reading devices and our award-winning digital bookstore to the discerning and highly educated consumers in the UK,” said William J. Lynch, chief executive officer at Barnes & Noble.
Barnes and Noble tease that this will be just the “first products” to hit the UK, and with the Nook Color and the Nook Tablet devices missing from this line-up, it’s a fair guess to say these devices may follow shortly.
No pricing or exact availability details to share just yet, but we’ll pass them on as we get them.
By Gerald Lynch | August 20th, 2012