The Kindle and Nook are locked in a heated battle, and the rivalry is about to get a little hotter this Friday. Barnes & Noble just announced that it is reducing the price of its Nook electronic reading device to $79 — matching the lowest-cost version of the Kindle.
But here’s the catch: The deal is just available on Black Friday and only in the company’s brick-and-mortar stores.
The Nook Simple Touch regularly sells for $99, and Barnes & Noble pointedly notes on its Web site that it doesn’t have any “annoying ads.”
[Hat tip to the L.A. Times]