Nook Simple Touch, and it's really close on which I like better. Today I'm calling the Kindle Touch my favorite.
Turning pages is so nice on this device. You barely touch the right or left side of the screen and the page turns. It turns quickly, and there is very little "flashing" like the older e-readers seem to have.
This one is the Kindle Touch "with special offers," which means that when you turn it off, a full-screen ad shows. On the home screen, there is a banner ad at the bottom. There are no advertisements when you are reading, as you can see from the photos above.
Getting an Overdrive book onto the Kindle was easier than I thought. One of the reasons I like this device so much is that it doesn't require Adobe Digital Editions. When you click the "download" button in Overdrive, you are directed to Amazon.com. There, you click another download button. With your device hooked up to your computer, it takes a few seconds and voila!, the title shows up in that "Archived Items" folder I mentioned above.
Sure, Amazon keeps track of who downloads what. You log in to Amazon with your Amazon account to download the title. Amazon keeps track of everything you buy in their store too, so I guess I don't mind this so much. No matter where you buy stuff online they keep track of your purchases. The problem is that libraries are now caught up in this business where Amazon keeps track of what patrons checked out at the library - a clear breach of library privacy laws. I'm conflicted because I accept this as a consumer...but it really bothers me professionally. I'm not going to solve that dilemma today.
The verdict: I love the device. I love how it feels, how it looks, and how it works. I like its price, too ($99 for this one, "with special offers" and without 3G).