An e-reader developed, produced, and launched by Amazon.com, the Kindle is a device which allows users to shop for, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, and even blogs. Using an E Ink electronic paper display, the Kindle has risen in popularity, and following the initial release in 2007, many versions of the device now exist, with Kindles having moved into their 5th generation.
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Developed and marketed by American book retailer Barnes and Noble, the Nook is an e-reader based on the Android platform. First released in November 2009, the Nook also has Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G wireless connectivity. Since the first release, other versions, like the Nook Color, Nook Simple Touch, and the Wi-Fi only Nook Tablet, have also been successfully released. In addition to their internal storage capacity, all Nooks come with a micro-SD memory card slot, and also have a feature called “Lend Me”, which allows Nook users to lend each other books for a limited amount of time.
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