nook for sure,
- no built in advertisements to subsidise cost (the $75 kindle )
- glowlight option ( but the original NT looks a bit more crisp due to not having as heavy of an anti-glare screen )
- in store support ( we fix and replace faulty nooks at no charge in store, while i was in charge, if a nook was still under its 1 year warranty, we would replace batterys, cables, everything for free ( note, new modles do not have user replaceable batteries ) )
- compatable with more formats than kindle
- free book fridays, and free items from b&n cafe's
- don't be fooled by the 2 month battery life, from 100% to out of power = ~15 hours of use with wi-fi off for both kindle and nook
- nook actually only has about 256mb for side loaded content. the 2gig memory is divided into 1g for updates, etc, and 750 for content downloaded
directly from B&N ( kindle works in a similar fashion )
- cant directly put kindle books on nook, and vise-versa
- both stores have roughly the same amount of books, very similar prices
The orignal nooks were crap imo, but the new nook touch and NT with glowlight are quite snappy, and totally worth the price.
A few days ago, walmart was having a sale where you got a free $30 gift card with purchase.
- check out calibre, its an app to convert anything to epub and other reading fromats for easy reading
- Former Lead "nook guy" at B&N