If you’re into eReaders this is double the good news for you. Not only has Barnes & Noble introduced a new version of their Android powered Nook but they have lowered the price of their existing models. And to top it all off, they have added a new update that adds news features and allows you to have free AT&T hotspot service.
The new model only has Wi-Fi access, the existing model has 3G and Wi-Fi access and has been lowered by $50 to $199.99. If you’re always near a Wi-Fi access point or just want to save a few bucks, the Wi-Fi only Nook retails for $149.99. The only difference between the two is 3G access, you will have the same eReader capabilities on the lower priced model.
Our new software update has exciting new features and improves NOOK's overall performance. Included in Version 1.4:
1. Extended AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspot support — FREE and seamless connection to AT&T's entire nationwide Wi-Fi network including restaurants, hotels and additional locations, and wherever you see an AT&T Wi-Fi sign.
2. New extra extra large font size
3. Go-To Page feature allows users to go to a specific page in their eBook
If you have a Nook, you can get your hands on the new update through the nook support page, this is a manual update so there’s no need to wait for an OTA. The new firmware is version 1.4 and it adds hotspot support as well as a new go-to-page feature among other things. The Nook just got a whole lot better, it’s still up against some tough completion for the top Android eReader market. This update may have just pushed it over the top.