Consumer Reports Names Nook Top Ereader
The Amazon Kindle has fallen out of the top spot in Consumer Reports' ereader rankings for the first time, displaced by the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader, the magazine said last week.
The newest Nook edged out the latest Kindle by a few points.
"The Simple Touch (a.k.a. "The All-New Nook," as B&N alternately calls the new device) matches or bests—albeit modestly—its Amazon competitor in almost every aspect of performance," Consumer Reports said. "Among the attributes on which we score the devices equally is battery life; despite a power struggle between B&N and Amazon over which device runs for longer, we give both equal credit for a claimed battery life of five days or more."