The full line of Nook wares are hitting Radio Shack stores and RadioShack.com beginning October 3. The Nook will join the Kindle and a dozen generic ereaders within the 3,000 Radio Shack locations and select franchises throughout the US. These stores will carry both the Nook Touch and the Nook Color along with a likely stunted line of accessories.
The increased Nook distribution comes as Amazon is expected to unveil a completely new line of Kindle readers, which will likely hit the same Radio Shack stores slightly after the Nook gets comfortable. But even with new goods coming from Amazon, an additional 3,000 more retail locations is a timely win for Barnes & Noble. With the huge Christmas season just ramping up, the Nook readers will hit the de facto mall electronic store just in time.
The Kindle recently hit Radio Shack stores back in June. With the addition of the Nook line, Radio Shack joins the exclusive club of retailers to offer both of the popular ereaders.
The nook is an electronic book reader produced by Barnes & Noble and runs on the Android platform. The nook will compete with the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and other readers. It is said to include Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G wireless connectivity, a six inch E Ink display, and a separate, smaller color touchscreen that serves as the primary input device. The device will also have a MicroSD slot for extra storage. The nook has a user replaceable battery...