Barnes & Noble’s all-new Nook e-reader is now shipping. The company announced via a press release yesterday that the new Nooks have been shipped to those who pre-ordered them. New orders placed via their website will ship immediately, in time for Father’s Day. The device will also be in stock at Barnes & Noble locations. The e-reader features a six-inch display with the latest E-Ink Pearl display technology that responds to touch input. It also surprises with other noteworthy goodies…

The gizmo provides 802.11g wireless access to the built-in Barnes & Noble bookstore with more than two million titles. The e-reader runs Android 2.1 on an 800MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3 processor and has interesting social features. 2GB of storage is included, expandable via a microSDHC slot. It weighs in at under eight ounces, is .47 inches thick and has battery life rated at up to two months of reading on a single charge. At just $140, the new Nook could be a decent Kindle alternative you’ve been looking for. Check out a handy video introduction embedded below.

(Cross-posted on 9to5Mac.com)

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