Barnes & Noble Nook eReaders hitting John Lewis in UK first

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NookSimpleTouch-glowtouch.jpgFollowing last week’s announcement that Barnes & Noble would be bringing their Nook eReader range to the UK for the first time this Autumn, the company have now revealed that John Lewis will be the first UK stockist of the devices.

The biggest competitors to the Amazon Kindle eReading throne in the US, Barnes and Noble will be bringing their Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with GlowLight to the UK first. 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 its edge-lit screen making it the perfect late night reader.

“John Lewis is where knowledgeable customers turn for trusted advice on the best products to purchase, and they are a perfect partner to help launch NOOK in the UK,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble.

“We look forward to bringing more choice and convenience to discerning UK customers with our critically acclaimed line of reading devices and expansive selection of content.”

Ed Connolly, director of buying for electricals and home technology at John Lewis, added: “Always first with the latest technology, John Lewis is thrilled to be chosen as the premier UK launch retailer for the NOOK. This award-winning line of eReaders adds greater choice to this expanding category. We think our customers will love NOOK’s adaptability thanks to its E Ink display and unique built-in GlowLight, perfect for day or night time reading.”

Gerald Lynch