After months of anticipation Barnes and Noble’s Nook has finally arrived. Though touted as the Kindle slayer it ends up being much more like its competition from Amazon. Both electronic book readers, the Kindle and the Nook are very similar in their looks. However, the Nook has a few features that the Kindle does not.
However, the Nook’s extra features do not make up for a glaring lack of speed. From opening a book, to turning the pages, the Nook is much slower than the Kindle. When starting Amazon’s Kindle 2, their current version, from pushing the power button to the point you can start reading is less than five seconds. In comparison, the Nook after pushing the power button made you wait almost 2 minutes before you could start reading. That huge difference is one that Barnes and Noble will need to address in future software updates for its Nook.
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