The budget-friendly Nook Simple Touch is about to receive an update according to a document leaked from its creator Barnes & Noble. The 1.5.0 update will deliver both a web browser and email capabilities to the e-reader when it drops on June the 1st.
Adding the email feature will give Barnes & Noble’s Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with Glow Light a one up on rival Amazon’s comparable Kindle Touch which has been previously updated to include a very basic web browser but no means of messaging. Email and web browsing are fully available on the Nook brand through the higher spec tablets such as Nook HD and HD+ which are much more capable but this update marks the first for the traditional e-ink display reader. The leaked image shows off the Simple Touch with a reasonably faithful representation of Google search on screen.
Among these ‘highlighted features’ mentioned in the Nook update leak is also an update to the store for e-readers but as with the aforementioned email and browser additions, details are sparse and we await further information as we approach the June 1st release date.
The Nook Simple Touch range comes in at an affordable £30 to around £60 with choice of WiFi and WiFi/3G with the Glow Light option extra.