Kindle Oasis vs Nook GlowLight
The thinnest and lightest Kindle ever. All-new ergonomic design with dedicated buttons to effortlessly turn the page. Longest Kindle battery life. Choose from a black, merlot, or walnut removable cover. High-resolution 300 ppi display with crisp, laser quality text. Reads like real paper without glare, even in direct sunlight. Enhanced built-in adjustable light evenly illuminates the screen for perfect reading anywhere, anytime
NOOK's GlowLight illuminates your screen with a soft light that is perfect for bedtime reading. With advanced lighting technology not available on any other reader, GlowLight lets you stay up late reading in total comfort - while your partner stays asleep in the dark.
Latest news about Kindle Oasis and Nook GlowLight:
12.10.17. Amazon's Kindle Oasis gets big and waterproof. Amazon is updating its flagship e-reader Kindle Oasis, and in a radical way. It is Amazon’s largest Kindle e-reader ever - with 7 inches screen. It’s also the company's first waterproof device. It’s incredibly, almost paper-thin on one side (0.13 inches) and then fattens considerably to a third of an inch on the other to accommodate the battery. Amazon also increased the number of over-the-screen LED lights to 12 (it was 10) for more uniform lighting. The other big change is the integration of the Audible Audio Book service. Amazon owns Audible, but it’s never been part of the Kindle. Now you can browse and buy Audible Books on the device. The other change is that the starting price of the Kindle Oasis is now $249 with 8 GB of storage.
13.04.16. Amazon unveiled new Kindle Oasis. New Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. It steps closer to that real book feel with just 3.4 mm at its thinnest point and the new one-sided handle grip is designed to make you feel like you’re holding the spine of a book while reading. There are two buttons on the new device for flipping pages back and forth. It’s odd to include buttons after moving away from keyboards and buttons a few generations ago. But, according to Amazon, people just like buttons. So they are back. The WiFi version of Oasis will retail for $289 and the 3G version will sell for $359.
26.10.15. Barnes & Noble created waterproof Nook. More than a year after discontinuing the Nook and Nook HD+, Barnes & Noble is finally updating its flagship GlowLight e-reader with the GlowLight Plus, the company's first waterproof e-reader. It is the first Nook to sport user profiles, because, you know, couples that read together stay together. Called the Nook GlowLight Plus, the new version costs $130 and is now available. The Plus features a 300ppi display with twice as many pixels as its older sibling, an aluminum body that slimmer though slightly heavier than the GlowLight. Most importantly, the Plus is waterproof, so Nook fans will be able to read their favorite ebooks in the tub.
2013. Barnes & Noble releases new ultra-light Nook GlowLight. Barnes & Noble released completely redesigned Nook GlowLight e-reader. It's an updated version of Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight and it's $10 more expensive ($119). Interesting, that $119 is the price of Kindle Paperwhite with ads (GlowLight does not have ads). The Nook GlowLight doubles the older model’s storage capacity from 2 GB to 4 GB, providing room for over 2,000 ebooks. That is also double the storage capacity of the Kindle Paperwhite. (On the other hand, the GlowLight lacks the microSD slot that the previous model had, so if you wanted to expand the device’s storage even more, you’re out of luck). Like the Paperwhite before it, Barnes & Nobles’ new e-reader features an updated 6-inch E-Ink display with 62% more pixels on the screen than the previous Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight; this improves text clarity and contrast.
2013. B&N drops Nook GlowLight price to $99. Undercuts Amazon and Kobo. Barnes & Noble just announced a $20 price cut, bringing the GlowLight’s price to just $99. And it makes Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight the cheapest option on the premium e-reader market. The ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite costs $119 and the Kobo Glo is $129.99. Powered by a front-lit screen dubbed GlowLight, the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight emits a pleasant glow that’s sort of different from traditional backlighting. It’s easier on the eyes but the light cuts the battery life in half — which honestly is not that big of a deal since it still lasts 2 months. The price drop suggests that Barnes & Noble could be trying to clear out stock in advance of releasing a new model. Recall, the company recently announced that it will stop developing tablets in-house, but plans to continue manufacturing e-readers.