Nook Simple Touch vs Amazon Kindle

Factor Nook Simple Touch Amazon Kindle
Touch screen Yes No
External memory card Yes No
Internal memory Yes 1 GB available to user
Internet connection Cannot connect through prxy Can connect through prxy, but some wireless routers do not recognize device
Load other applications Yes, by rooting the device Not possible, though an experimental browser is provided
Availability in India Not directly provided by Barnes and Noble Available from Amazon