Excerpt from a comparison of the leading e-ink/non-Android e-reader devices
This week, I tested the new Kindle Touch in a head-to-head comparison with Barnes & Noble’s Nook Simple Touch. The Kindle Touch includes several features that Kindle fans have been waiting for, particularly better navigation. The Nook Simple Touch, which came out last summer, dropped in price to $99 and received a software update last week.
Navigating these touch screens is a breeze, and you’ll be happy reading with either the Kindle Touch or Nook Simple Touch. Both feature E-ink, nonreflective screens without backlights—great for long stretches of reading. These smaller devices are also lighter than a tablet.
Overall, I prefer the Nook for its better price and usability.