Nook Touch Beats the Kindle in Consumer Reports Review

Consumer Reports has just finished its first side by side review of the Kindle 3 and the new Nook touch. For the first time ever, the Kindle was displaced as the best eReader on the market.

The Nook Touch outscored the highest ranking Kindle by a single point, and it beat the other Kindles by several points. It also beat the original Nook, even though the older device had gotten several firmware updates which had improved its score.

B&N has caught up with the Kindle in large part by emulating Amazon’s focus on reading with minimal fuss and extra features. The first-generation Nook (now dubbed “Nook First Edition” by B&N) has a second, color screen below the reading screen for navigation and boasts an MP3 player, a game, and a basic Web browser.

via Consumer Reports