The Barnes and Noble Nook HD and Nook HD Plus lack text-to-speech features; however, they makes up for that with other features such as the Nook Scrapbook and the amount of content that is available.
You can check and send email from your personal account on the Nook as long as you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Barnes & Noble has championed color e-books for kids since the introduction of the Nook Color in 2009. The Nook Tablet's integrated microphone allows parents to record as they read to their children.
In June 2010, Barnes & Noble released a model that uses Wi-Fi wireless connectivity only, and costs much less than the original version. After a few months, Nook Color, a color LCD device, was released. In June 2011, the Nook Simple Touch was introduced to the market.
The first version of the device was released on November 2009 and included both AT&T 3G and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.
The original NOOK and the NOOK 3G have 2 GB of memory to store electronic books and other reading materials. You can also purchase additional memory for your original NOOK or NOOK 3G, which can both expand to 16 GB of memory.
Though there is no monthly or annual fee for downloading books onto a NOOK, each book costs a one-time fee to download; each download varies in price.
NOOK is lighter than a paperback (under 7.5 ounces) and super thin, yet holds up to 1,000 books, magazines, and newspapers--so it's easy to take your entire library with you anywhere.
With the longest battery life, you can read for over 2 months1 on just one charge.
This reader is all about reading, so there's no browser, games, or apps to be found.
The Nook is significantly smaller than its predecessor, thanks to the removal of everything but the screen and the bezel.