Barnes & Noble has dropped the price of the Nook Simple Touch. The Simple Touch previously costed $99 and Barnes & Noble dropped the price to $79. The new price was applied on December 9th and it looks like that it will be permanent. This may surge the holiday sales of the Nook Simple Touch. The Simple Touch has a 6-inch touchscreen and uses E Ink technology for reading. The screen has 16 levels of grey and can be read in bright sunlight. The resolution of the device is 800×600 and it has over two months of battery life per charge if you read about half an hour per day. The Simple Touch is available in Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy retail stores. You can also buy it from bn.com.