Thinking About a Nook? The Wait is Getting Longer

By  |  Friday, November 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Barnes & Noble Nook[NOTE: As a commenter noted, I mangled this news: The December 18th ship date is just for new orders. Corrected…]

Want Barnes & Noble’s Nook e-reader? You’ll need to wait a bit longer than originally expected. B&N had been saying that the gadget would ship in late November, but now is reporting that the new orders for Nooks won’t be fulfilled until December 18th–a few weeks after the first orders will go out.

On paper, the Nook still looks like a formidable competitor to Amazon’s Kindle, with a color touchscreen interface, both broadband and Wi-Fi, a book-loaning feature, compatibility with the ePub e-book standard, and additional clients that Kindle doesn’t yet have (Mac and BlackBerry). I’m looking forward to getting my hands on one. Anyone out there hankering for an e-reader but holding off until the Nook shows up?


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8 Comments For This Post

  1. SaltH20Fish Says:

    I’m very much looking forward to the Nook. Although other readers were available, they lacked the ‘overall’ feature set and availability of digital material in one product. I’m gonna hold off on getting the nook until I see how they deal with PDF documents. I do like the color digital display, the shopping experience at B&N stores, memory card capable, etc.

    I hope it will live up to expectations.

  2. mike Says:

    I am interested in getting my hands on the nook. but when??????

  3. Kevin Says:

    It’s just on new pre-orders as of 6pm on 11/12. The device is still coming out 11/30 and the first set of pre-orders will begin to ship then. Typical for hot new gadgets, right? I remember it took me some time to find a Wii when that came out. I’d like to get a nook, too.

  4. Kev365 Says:


    They told me that if your local store has your email address they will email you when they have one to look at. Which from what I understand, would be most of the B&N stores.

  5. Christine Says:

    I just pre-ordered mine tonight. I am super excited! I will have to weight for the 18th though. But right in time for my holiday break. Until then, I will continue to read up on it and “play” with it in the store on the 30th of November.

  6. GlossGreen Says:

    I’d love to get my hands on a Nook. Unfortunately, I’m stationed in Germany and the Nook does not support international purchases yet. Hopefully B&N won’t take too long to fix that. I understand they are going to be adding Canadian purchases soon, so that’s a step in the right direction.

  7. Chuck Says:

    November 30th Nooks upgraded to overnight shipping to be received December 9.

  8. gigi golia Says:

    do they have any at the store to buy

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