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Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook Color earn CNET Editors’ Choice Awards

Posted by admin on November 23, 2010

Kindle 3[…] We felt that the Kindle–with its slimmer, lighter design, 4GB of internal memory, superior battery life (four weeks with the wireless turned off), slightly higher contrast “Pearl” display, and strong Amazon shopping experience–has the edge in the e-ink e-reader market. (Our Editors’ Choice Award extends to both current 6-inch iterations of the Kindle–the $189 3G/Wi-Fi model and the $139 Wi-Fi-only model.)

Nook ColorThat doesn’t mean the e-ink Nooks should be ruled out when you’re shopping for e-ink e-book readers. They offer better compatibility (EPUB support), the option to lend certain titles to fellow Nook users, and virtually unlimited full-book browsing when you log in from a hot spot within a Barnes & Noble store. If any of those features–or the LCD navigation screen–appeal to you, don’t hesitate to buy a Nook. But we had to pick one e-ink reader, and the Kindle is it.

As for color-display e-readers, […]the Nook Color stands out. Its interface is great, and its sleek design makes it more portable than the iPad. Yes, we’d like to see some more apps, but overall the Nook Color is a solid product that will improve with time–and a few software updates. As a result, we feel comfortable recommending it to folks looking for an affordable Android tablet that’s heavily slanted toward reading.

[…] If you’re shopping in the meantime, the Kindle and Nook Color are our top choices, depending on your price range and screen preference (e-ink versus color LCD).

Read more: CNET.

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