The new Nook HD and HD+ are flying off the shelvers, according to the Barnes and Noble CEO.
It’s perhaps not surprising. The new Nook models are quite a step up for current owners. And it’s October. People are starting to shop for Christmas. A lot of people who are shopping now probably wouldn’t admit it. But when it comes to new technology, you don’t want to be putting in your order the first week of December.
The same goes for the Kindle Paperwhite. I’m actually excited about this one. The original Kindle is certainly light. But the Paperwhite is lighter, thinner and the screen is softly lit. I’m tempted to get it. As a reading device, it would combine the best elements of the Kindle — light, small, simple — with the iPad — bright, quick response.
If in the last month I hadn’t bought Martin Amis, four novels by Len Deighton, the new Jack Reacher by Lee Child and a few other books, I’d probably have almost enough money to buy the new Paperwhite. Oh well, maybe I’ll win the lottery this week.