Barnes and Noble Nook Gets an Update
Nook, the most popular electronic reader before the iPad, is getting an update to bolster itself into competition.
New features included in update version 1.3 are the “Read in Store”, a web browser and games.
The Read in Store will allow Nook users to browse the library of electronic books for free at any Barnes & Noble outlet. The entire full copy of a book being checked by the user will be accessible for an hour per day.
A beta version of a web browser will be available now to the users. Android-based games such as Sudoku and chess will also be included.
Users are also advised that faster page turning will also be added.
Barnes & Noble is in competition against Amazon.com with its Kindle gadget and Apple’s iPad. Amazon and Barnes & Noble are studying to have deals with Target, Best Buy and other retailers to position themselves better in sales competition.