B&N Nook Touch Now on Adobe Flash 9
The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch tablet is capable of loading video in a superfast speed through Flash 9. This is something that the much-exalted iPad cannot do, which is a feat, considering that it is a lesser-known model than the iPad.
Earlier, the Nook Tablet was also hacked by a user of XDA forums to enable the device to refresh pages in a very fast manner. In fact, the refresh rate is so fast that half of the content gets cut on the screen because of the speed. Instructions on how this is done is available on the forum.
At its price, the e-reader has modest specifications, which includes an E-Ink Pearl display and Best-Text technology for clear and sharp text. Its display spans 6 inches, has a resolution of 800 x 600, and a 16-level greyscale and adjustable font styles and sizes.
Its battery holds up to two months of battery life with an hour of reading per day, and can charge via USB or through a wall socket. It has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. It has a memory of 2GB which has 1 GB free for user content and 750 MB for B&N content. Connectors include microUSB and an expandable microSD slot.
The Nook Simple Touch tablet costs mere $99 versus the $500 price tag of the iPad.