Summary:

Available Now Now Ships June 10, 2011 Now Sometime in June or July 2011 Now Price WiFi: $1393G/WiFi: $189 Special Offers WiFi: $114 Special Offers 3G/Wifi: $164 $379 $139 $249 $129.99 $229.99 Size 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″ 6.5″ x 5″ […]

Available

Now

Now

Ships June 10, 2011

Now

Sometime in June or July 2011

Now

Price

WiFi: $139
3G/WiFi: $189 Special Offers WiFi: $114 Special Offers 3G/Wifi: $164

$379

$139

$249

$129.99

$229.99

Size

7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″

10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″

6.5″ x 5″ x 0.47″

8.1″ x 5.0″ x 0.48″

6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″

6.61″ x 4.68″ x 0.38″

Weight

8.7 ounces

18.9 ounces

7.48 ounces

15.8 ounces

7.05 ounces

7.58 ounces

Screen Size

6″ (diagonal)

9.7″ (diagonal)

6″ (diagonal)

7″

6″ (diagonal)

6″ (diagonal)

Display

E Ink Pearl

E Ink Pearl

E Ink Pearl

VividView Color Touchscreen

E Ink Pearl

E Ink Pearl

Touchscreen/Rotate

No/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/No

Battery Life

WiFi off, 30 min. reading/day: 2 months
WiFi on: 3 weeks

3G off, 30 min. reading/day: 2-3 weeks
3G on: 10 days

WiFi off: 2 months

WiFi off: 8 hours

Up to 1 month

Two weeks

Storage/Expandable

4 GB/No

4 GB/No

2 GB/Up to 32 GB (microSD)

8 GB/Up to 32 GB (microSD)

2 GB/Up to 32 GB (SD)

2 GB/Up to 32 GB (SD, Memory Stick Duo)

Input

Keyboard

Keyboard

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Touchscreen; buttons

3G/Wireless

3G through AT&T/WiFi-only option

3G through AT&T

WiFi

WiFi

WiFi

No

International

Purchase content in 100 countries and territories.

Purchase content in 100 countries and territories.

No

No

Currently available in 5 languages; international bookstore

Currently available in 8 countries and rolling out to Asia soon

Native Formats

Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

EPUB, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP

EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4

EPUB, PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR

EPUB, PDF, BBeB, TXT, RTF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, MP3, AAC

Available Content

Over 950,000 books; 1.8 million-plus free public domain books; newspapers; magazines; blogs

Over 950,000 books; 1.8 million public domain books; newspapers; magazines; blogs

Over 2 million titles

Over 2 million titles, magazines, Nook Book Enhanced Collection, kids’ books. Apps, e-mail, Pandora, some websites.

Over 2.3 million titles

Over 2 million titles

Bookstore

Kindle Store

Kindle Store

Nook Book Store

Nook Book Store

Kobo Store

Sony Reader Store

Book Sharing/Library Lending

14 days on eligible titles. Library lending in late 2011.

14 days on eligible titles. Library lending in late 2011.

Yes/Yes. Read any Nook book in B&N stores free up to 1 hour/day

Yes/Yes. Read any Nook book in B&N stores free up to 1 hour/day

N/A/Yes

No/Yes

Social Networking Features

Share passages via Facebook and Twitter; view other users’ annotations and notes

Share passages via Facebook and Twitter; view other users’ annotations and notes

Nook Friends reading recommendations

Nook Friends reading recommendations

Reading Life technology with Facebook and Twitter integration, badges and awards

No

Free E-Reading Applications

iOS, Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac

iOS, Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac

iOS, Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac

iOS, Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac

iOS, Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac

Android

paidContent coverage

Kindle

Kindle

Nook

Nook

Kobo

Sony

This chart was first published May 31, 2011.
Reported and Edited by Laura Hazard Owen
Produced by Amanda Natividad
Based on manufacturer information, additional reporting.

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