NOOK Simple Touch eReader

The majority of Americans and Englishmen at a word combination "the electronic book" imagine Amаzon Kindle, however model NOOK Simple Touch of the American company Barnes&Noble also is popular, and both in America, and in Europe.


The device screen - touch E-ink Pearl, a diagonal of 6 inches. The case is executed from qualitative plastic with a pleasant covering soft-touch, preventing sliding. Pleases module Wi-fi and Internet browser presence. This device supports only PDF and EPUB, is not presented the Russian menu, text wrappings, and also downloading TTF fonts. The book can be bought through an e-commerce shop Barnes&Nobble in the price about 80 US dollars.

Despite obvious lacks, this device can be interesting for Russian-speaking users, but at its little unusual use. The majority of electronic books work under operating system LINUX and have the own software, the applications incompatible with other devices. NOOK Simple Touch works with operating system Android and after a updating of the device the special program (it is natural, with guarantee loss), access to desktop Android opens. Thus the electronic book turns into almost high-grade tablet with E-ink screen. After that on NOOK Simple Touch the program for reading of books Coolreader, supporting almost all text formats, text wrappings, folders on a flash card, and also many other Android-appendices and games are started. And they can be loaded and established directly from a network the Internet.

Recently there was a new model of the device Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight for sale. Outwardly it hasn't differences from Nook Simple Touch. Besides all characteristics of pregoing model, Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight it is supplied by light-emitting diode illumination of the screen for reading in the darkness. Brightness of illumination can be regulated from zero to a maximum. Consumption of energy by the device with illumination inclusion increases strongly. At the maximum brightness of the screen of the battery of the reader suffices approximately about 15 hours.

Short about characteristics:

Various variants of firmware: Reception ROOT of access on NOOK Simple Touch.

Selection of resources of the Internet about Nook Simple Touch is in section "Links."

The table of parametres.

Display and flash card Formats of files Fonts and bookshelf Complete set and functions

Model Nook Simple Touch Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
Diagonal 5"    
Diagonal 6"    
E-Ink Vizplex (600x800)    
E-Ink Pearl (600x800)    
E-Ink Pearl HD (758x1024)    
E-Ink FLEX (758x1024)    
Display with LED backlight    
Slot for a SD-card    
Slot for a microSD-card    

Model Nook Simple Touch Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
MOBI (PRC)    
Viewing of images JPG/PNG    

Model Nook Simple Touch Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
Support of loading of TTF-fonts    
Anti-aliasing fonts    
Carryings over to the text in Russian    
Footnotes below on page    
Support of folders on a SD-card    
Display of names of files of e-books    
Display of names of books and authors    
Display of covers of books    
Presence of the file-manager    

Model Nook Simple Touch Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
Bookcover in the equipment    
Pouch in the equipment    
The power supply in the equipment    
USB-cable in the equipment    
Applications (the calculator, a calendar, games, etc.)    
Uploading of additional dictionaries    
Alternative (not factory) updates    
Wi-Fi module    
User manual        

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