Lots of goings-on in the world of e-readers lately! Amazon just recently announced a major update for Kindle users, and now Barnes & Noble has done the following:
"Barnes & Noble is providing a major firmware update for NOOK Color that contains exciting new features, addresses key customer requests and provides ongoing performance improvements. Among the enhancements, NOOK Color v1.2 now offering popular NOOK Apps™, NOOK Email™, an enhanced web experience, NOOK Kids™ Read and Play™ titles, enhanced NOOK Books, and more. The software update will be automatically downloaded to devices that are registered and connected to Wi-Fi®, beginning the week of April 25 and over the coming weeks. There’s no need for you to take any action. The software update is also available immediately via a manual download offered here. Please refer to the instructions below for the manual download. To check the current software version of your NOOK Color, please click here for additional instructions."
I have a Nook Color, and really love it. Nothing will ever replace paper books for me, but my Nook has quickly wormed its way into my bibliophile heart, with its huge storage capacity (so many books all together and they're mine, mine, mine!!), easy to read and navigate screen, and portability.
For those of you considering an e-reader, this is a very helpful link comparing the Nook, Kindle, Kobo and Sony EReader: http://www.switched.com/2010/08/30/the-best-e-readers-compared-kindle-kobo-nook-and-reader-throw/