Difference between Nook Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/3G

Key difference: The Nook is an E-Reader from Barnes & Noble. It is based on the Android platform. Mainly there are only three differences between the Nook Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/3G: connectivity, aesthetic, and weight.

The Nook is an E-Reader from Barnes & Noble. It is based on the Android platform, and supported Android version 1.5, when it was launched. The Nook 1st Edition was first announced in October 2009. It was first available in the Wi-Fi and 3G model, and a Wi-Fi only model was eventually launched.

The Nook 1st Edition included Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G wireless connectivity, a six-inch black-and-white E-Ink display, and a separate, smaller color touchscreen. The touchscreen was the primary input device. It supported arrow buttons on each side of the Nook, which could be used to turn the pages. It can connect to Barnes and Noble's digital store in order to buy and/or download books. The connection could have been either through Wi-Fi or through AT&T's 3G network. However, an active connection to the store in not required for reading the ebooks.

The Nook also had a MicroSD expansion slot for extra storage, a user-replaceable rechargeable battery, and a USB port to be used for charging. The device also includes a web browser, a built-in dictionary, Chess and Sudoku, an audio player, speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Mainly there are only three differences between the Nook Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/3G: connectivity, aesthetic, and weight. The Nook Wi-Fi supports only Wi-Fi connectivity, whereas the Nook Wi-Fi/3G supports both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. Aesthetically, the Wi-Fi model was available with a white back, while the 3G had a grey back. Furthermore, the Wi-Fi model weighted 11.6 ounces while the Nook Wi-Fi/3G weighted 12.1 ounces.

However, both versions of the Nook 1st Edition have been discontinued. Currently, there are three models available from Barnes & Noble: Nook Simple Touch (E-paper, 2nd Edition), Nook HD (LCD), Nook HD+ (LCD).

 

Barnes & Noble Nook 1st Edition

Type

E-reader

Release date

November 30, 2009, 3G+Wi-Fi

June 21, 2010, Wi-Fi only

Discontinue date

Early 2011, 3G+Wi-Fi

Late 2011, Wi-Fi only

Introductory price

US$259, 3G+Wi-Fi

US$149, Wi-Fi only

Operating system

Android 1.5

Power

1530 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, rechargeable replaceable

CPU

667 Mhz ARMv6-based Samsung S3C6410

Storage

2 GB internal

MicroSD expands to 16 GB

Display

1600 × 800 pixel, 6 inch E Ink (167ppi)

13.5 inch 480 x 144 pixel color control

Input

Color touchscreen, left/right paging buttons

Connectivity

AT&T 3G

802.11b/g Wi-Fi

Dimensions

7.7 in (196 mm) Height

4.9 in (124 mm) Width

0.5 in (12.7 mm) Depth

Weight

12.1 oz (343 g), 3G + Wi-Fi

11.6 oz (329 g), Wi-Fi only

Image Courtesy: the-ebook-reader.com

Most Searched in Sports Most Searched in Environment
Most Searched in Cars and Transportation Most Searched in Games and Recreation
Union vs Union All
Nainital vs Manali
Nokia Lumia 920 vs Sony Xperia SP
Emulsion vs Paint

Add new comment

Plain text

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.