Barnes & Noble has just released the Nook, a next-generation e-reader that’s causing quite a stir as it takes aim at Amazon’s Kindle. It’s interesting to note that two of the first reviews (right as the embargo lifted at midnight) at major technology websites have mentioned or even highlighted the availability of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones for the Nook in the course of their review. First up is this review from Endgaget, which prominently features a picture of the Nook with Daenerys’s third chapter from A Game of Thrones displayed; the video shows the cover image of the e-book in the Nook’s color LCD screen as well.
The next review, from Endgaget, has the reviewer mentioning that the e-text of A Game of Thrones was one of the two purchases he made with the device. On the whole, the device sounds interesting but as with all E-ink devices it has issues with refresh rates and UI limitations.