The Color Nook has an LCD Panel, not color eInk, not Mirasol, not Pixel Qi. So disappointing. I guess the wait is on for next year for a good color eReader. After reading so many articles from the last two years about color eInk like displays just being around the corner, it is disheartening to see an LCD in an eReader.
Our current nook is really good and I find reading on the nook far better than even a real book. It’s easier to hold while sleeping, no strain on the eyes and the common page refresh complaint hasn’t bothered me at all. It is faster than turning a page by hand. We always keep the nook in airplane mode and battery life is decent.
My only complaint with the nook is that the charger is not a standard usb cable so if we have to take it with us somewhere, that is one more cable to carry. We always have a USB charger with us for our phones.
The much anticipated Notion Ink Adam with a Pixel Qi display claims a 15 hour battery life for a tablet. So if the new Nook has a Pixel Qi display, that would give it an even better battery life than the current nook and it would have color.
From the looks of this Nook, I dont see the next page, previous page buttons on the side. I hope they still exist though, they are placed very well to turn pages and are much more convenient than touchscreen gestures.
Here is a comparison of the ipad and the pixel qi in sunlight (The iPad is on)