Barnes & Noble has completely redesigned the Nook. The new version is ultra light, at under 8 ounces, and claims a battery life of up to two months
. It has the same e-Ink pearl technology that makes it very easy to read, with a 6-inch touch screen display that is very crisp and very easy to read, even in the brightest of sunlight. Page turn times have been minimized and scrolling through pages can be done very quickly.
The new form factor looks easier to hold, with a recessed area on the back side.
There are over 2 million books available for the Nook, many classics are free and there are also newspapers and magazines available. As with the previous Nook, you can make the text easy to read for almost anyone, with a huge range of sizes. There's a sample of the customizable font sizes here
The new Nook is $139 for the Wi-Fi version, no news if there will be a 3G version yet. We're hoping to get our hands on one for a full review. Pre-orders are being accepted now, and the new Nook will ship on June 10, 2011.