Happened into a Barnes and Noble on Saturday that had something more than banners an brochures about the Nook. They had the Nook itself.
This Nook just shows how much design work there is yet to be done on the ereader. It is a slick, smooth, shiny device that felt comfy in the hand, and only a little awkward to operate for someone who cut his ereader teeth on the Kindle.
E-ink is what it is. Debates about one screen being better than another really seem to have to do with the batch of screens used in any given device. This screen was no better or worse than any other e-ink screen I have seen, which means that it is crisp and readable. Nook developers have placed page-forward and page-back buttons on each side of the device, so it doesn't matter which hand Len Edgerly uses to eat his oatmeal as he peruses his Nook over breakfast.
Always fun to touch and feel a new ereader device!