Barnes & Noble Reader Gets Official, Dubbed "The Nook"

Barnes & Noble Nook

Barnes & Noble

Well, everything we thought we knew about the Barnes & Noble e-reader is true, but there's more, too: Dubbed The Nook, B&N just announced full details about its long-awaited Kindle contender.

Available November 30 for $260, the Nook runs on Google Android and will have Wi-Fi and AT&T-backed 3G wireless connectivity and some really handy peer-to-peer sharing capabilities. You can loan a book to anyone with an e-book reader or B&N's e-book app (on a computer or cell phone) for 2 weeks right from the device.

And now the specs: the e-ink surface is 6 inches (diagonally) and the lower LCD touch screen is 3. Its internal memory tops out at 2GB, but you can expand it via microUSB. B&N claims the battery will hold a charge for about 10 days.

Nook.com has all the deets.