Looks like the Amazon Kindle might have some competition this holiday shopping season. Barnes & Noble announces the availability of the $259 Nook E-Reader. At 0.5-inches thick and 11.2-ounces, the Nook offers “a top e-ink display from Vizplex and a color touchscreen (3.5-inches) below, which supports one-touch control and swipe-to-browse books with full-color covers.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

…inbuilt WiFi (802.11b/g) and AT&T 3G is included, not to mention 2GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, MP3 player, built-in mono speaker, 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, a micro USB port and support for EPUB, PDF and MP3.

[via Engadget]