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Barnes & Noble e-Reader gets a nice update for the HD2

 

For those of you lucky enough to have the T-Mobile HTC HD2, you may have been surprised to see that your Barnes & Noble eReader received a nice and much needed update.

User Jason M was kind enough to send us his report of the update and its new features noting 

I opened up my Barnes and Noble eReader tonight and noticed an alert for a new update. I allowed it to install on my HD2 and noticed new features such as an option for a nice looking grid view of the book covers, access to the Lend Me function, a huge number of addition settings (font changes, background colors, day/night themes, dictionary lookup, etc), and finally bookmarks! Basically, the HD2 version has been brought in line with what is offered on other platforms. This is good news since Amazon is ignoring Windows Mobile completely.

Indeed! The 'Lend Me' feature is one the most coveted updates as it basically allows you to share your eBooks to a friend for a short duration--think controlled DRM. This is something that Amazon is sorely missing, but as Jason points out, Amazon so far as given a cold shoulder to Windows Mobile with no Kindle access for us.

Lets hope Barnes & Noble and Amazon both bring some eReaders to Windows Phone 7. (BTW, small plug: been using the Kindle 3 for the last few days and it's great, but it needs a 'Lend Me' feature ASAP).

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says:

And yet the app STILL WON'T SYNC WITH THE NOOK OR ANY OTHER DEVICE APP. C'mon B&N, you can't tell me that Lend Me is a more useful feature than syncing.

says:

BTW, those pictures look more like HTC's eReader app than B&N's.

yeah, true that...don't have a HD2 here to grab a screenshot. will fix later though ;-)

says:

I have to admit to having a huge grin on my face when I saw this was posted!