Barnes & Noble slashes Nook Simple Touch price to $79

Shane McGlaun - Dec 10, 2012, 6:13am CST
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook Simple Touch price to $79

If you’re still in holiday shopping mode, Barnes & Noble has announced a price cut on its digital reading device called the Nook Simple Touch. The digital reader previously cost $99 and Barnes & Noble has now cut the price to $79. The new price went into effect on December 9 and the new price appears to be permanent.

Barnes & Noble says that the Nook Simple Touch is available for the new price in Barnes & Noble retail stores, online, and through other retailers including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. This reader has 6-inch touchscreen that uses E ink technology. The screen offers 16-levels of grey and is designed to be easy to read in bright sunlight.

The screen resolution of 800×600 and the device promises over two months of battery life per charge based on reading for half an hour each day. The tablet is 6.5-inches tall, 5.0-inches wide, and 0.47-inches deep and weighs 7.48 ounces.

The device has integrated Wi-Fi and is able to connect for free Wi-Fi networks and Barnes & Noble stores and 24,000 AT&T hotspots nationwide. The Simple Touch has 2 GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for supporting up to 32 GB.

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