Nook Simple Touch Glowlight eReader lands in the UK, set to duke it out with Kindle Paperwhite

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NookSimpleTouch-glowtouch.jpgThey’ve been a long time coming, but Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader range has finally hit the UK.

The Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch Glowlight with built-in light are on sale now for £79 and £109 respectively, available from John Lewis, Argos, Blackwell’s, Waitrose, Asda and Sainsbury’s.

A new UK-orientated Nook site has also launched at uk.nook.com, and reveals that the company’s tablet line will also hit the UK by November. Through the page you can pre-order a 7-inch Nook HD for £159 or a 9-inch Nook HD+ for £229.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring our award- winning products and expansive NOOK Store to the UK’s discerning customers,” Jamie Iannone, President of NOOK Media.

“The Nook brand was created for people who love literature and reading, which is why the UK was a natural place for us to begin our international expansion. Our extensive content catalog, intuitive shopping and reading experience, and breakthrough discovery tools like Nook Channels are a perfect fit for UK digital book readers.”

The NOOK readers face stiff competition in the UK at the moment, with Bookeen and Amazon both offering back-lit eReaders, as well as new cheaper tablets from Google, Amazon and Apple. Our recent review of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite saw us herald the eReader “without doubt, the best eReader ever made”.

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