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Cheaper, Wi-Fi-only Nook coming soon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jun 2010 23:25

Cheaper, Wi-Fi-only Nook coming soon In April, rumors began that Barnes & Noble was all set to start shipping a Wi-Fi only version of their popular Nook e-reader, with the device dubbed the "Nook Lite."
The Lite would remove 3G support, but give consumers a way to buy the e-reader on the cheap.

Today, Engadget has been sent a screenshot of the internal database showing off a Nook Wi-Fi shipping on Wednesday with a price of just $150, cheaper than most expected.

Rival e-readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, Kobo and iPad sell for significantly higher, with the Kindle at $250 and the cheapest iPad at $500.

While the "Lite" is still unconfirmed by B&N, we should know if the screenshot is accurate on Wednesday.

In addition to its E-ink screen, the Nook has a 3.5-inch color touchscreen and the device runs the Android mobile operating system.


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