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Cracking Open the 2011 Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader (Wi-Fi)

Cracking Open the 2011 Nook

In May 2011, Barnes and Noble released a redesigned Nook e-book reader. The new Nook is thinner and lighter than its predecessor--theNook 1st edition. It has a 6" touchscreen, 2GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, and can run up to two months on a full battery charge. But, it lacks audio support, 3G, or a Web browser. Follow along as I crack open the 2011 Nook e-book reader.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...