Barnes & Noble had been making progress, but e-reader heavyweight Amazon.com has reasserted its dominance with the new Kindle Paperwhite, Globe technology columnist Hiawatha Bray writes in his Tech Lab review this week.
Since its debut in April, Barnes & Noble Inc.’s Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight has been my favorite pure e-reader, thanks to a feature that illuminated the screen, so you could read in a darkened room. But the leading maker of e-readers, Amazon.com, was working on a similar device. The result, the new Kindle Paperwhite, is now number one. With a starting price of $119, it’s thinner and simpler than the Nook, with a superior lighting system.
Here is Bray's video report on the new Kindle Paperwhite:
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