Nook To Get A Major Software Update In November

Nook owners rejoice! The popular eBook reader from Barnes & Noble will be getting a major software update in the upcoming month. The update will increase the page turn speed on both the models of the Nook 3G and Wi-Fi. The update will also add some of the most requested features from the Nook readers. Nook

This includes improved search performance on the device, customized Barnes & Noble library organization along with password protection and the ability to sync the last page read across multiple Nooks and all devices with the free Nook app. The Nook 1.5 software update for the NOOK will land sometime in November and will be available for download via Wi-Fi or from www.nook.com.

The Nook application for Android will also be getting an update which is expected later this week. The update will include the ability to go to a specific page, search within a book, view your highlights and notes, delete books from your Nook library and an updated home screen for making reading easier. (Source)

Amazon Kindle Gets A Price Cut

Amazon just announced in a press release that the Kindle would be getting a price cut. The Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader, with 3G capability. The Kindle has access to the Kindle store, which has more than 600,000Amazon Kindle books. As of now the Amazon Kindle, retails for $259, but beginning from today the device will retail for $189. Even with the reduced price, the Kindle will still come with free 3G wireless service.

I guess the price cut can be attributed to the strong sales of the Apple iPad. The strong sales of the iPad might have forced Amazon to reduce the price of the Kindle. It might also be possible that Amazon will be launching a new version of the Kindle this summer, and so they are reducing the price of the eBook reader.

This price cut can also come in response from the Nook reader, which features Wi-Fi, and will retail for $199. Here is the link to the Press Release.