It’s not easy to try to defeat Amazon with its own weapons and Barnes & Noble is learning that the hard way. B&N’s NOOK line of e-book readers and tablets is far less popular than the Kindles, which has forced a series of price cuts on the former.
It’s all for our benefit though, so we shouldn’t complain too much. Instead, we should take advantage of the forced deals and, starting today, get a NOOK Simple Touch for just $79. That’s 20 bucks off the list price, and, while it’s still over the Black Friday price, it’s more than lucrative of an offer.
The Simple Touch sports a pretty basic 6-inch E Ink Pearl touchscreen with 800 x 600 pixels resolution, but that’s still way better than the non-touch panel on the entry-level Kindle. Nook’s e-reader also comes with no ads, but with Wi-Fi, 2 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, battery life of up to 2 months and a “weight problem” (it’s only 7.5 ounces).
Meanwhile, the Simple Touch with Glowlight, which has also been recently discounted, is now 40 bucks more ($119). Not too shabby!