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DORISPULASKI
10-03-2011, 09:49 PM
He says he was at Books a Million. There was no Kindle there, just the Nook.

When the Nook "didn't work", he bought a Kindle at amazon.com.

There is no Best Buy in the area.

Why he had a problem with the Nook, I can't tell you, but he detests the Motorola Flip phone he has and likes I phones and has no problems with them.

Myself, I really don't like anything with a touch screen. The ones that are heat sensing refuse to admit I'm alive. The ones that are pressure sensing don't work well with long fingernails for me, but they are better than the heat sensing ones.

I'm sorry to hear the new Kindle is going to be a touch screen.

Jemestone
10-04-2011, 12:39 AM
I'm sorry to hear the new Kindle is going to be a touch screen.

You can still buy the Kindle w/ keyboard. There's not that much of a difference besides the obvious. Went to target and saw some Kobo and Nooks w/ no keyboard that nearly convinced me I needed the Kindle w/o the keyboard. :P But that touch screen totally ruins it for me.

Like the Kobo the best b/t it and the Nook, though.

modern_muslimah
10-04-2011, 01:42 AM
He says he was at Books a Million. There was no Kindle there, just the Nook.

When the Nook "didn't work", he bought a Kindle at amazon.com.

I wonder if it wasn't charged or if it was on demo mode. I went to Office Max today with my husband and a friend and while we were waiting for something else, I played with the new Nook Touch. It was in demo mode so I couldn't actually play with it. The screen kept switching telling me all of the wonderful things it could do. I hate when e-readers are in demo mode. Just leave it in a normal mode so people can actually use it and see if they like it.



Myself, I really don't like anything with a touch screen. The ones that are heat sensing refuse to admit I'm alive. The ones that are pressure sensing don't work well with long fingernails for me, but they are better than the heat sensing ones.

I'm sorry to hear the new Kindle is going to be a touch screen.

The new batch of touch e-readers should work because they're infrared touchscreen. They're sensitive to just about anything. The Sony Reader I have responds to the touch of my fingers, to the touch of the stylus included with it or the touch of just about anything else.

However, as Jemestone mentioned, Amazon is still selling Kindles with keyboards. A lot of people still prefer keyboards so it's good they're keeping that option.

galaxygirl
10-04-2011, 03:38 AM
The new batch of touch e-readers should work because they're infrared touchscreen. They're sensitive to just about anything. The Sony Reader I have responds to the touch of my fingers, to the touch of the stylus included with it or the touch of just about anything else.

I've had my Nook turn the page when my finger was hovering closely over the screen.

jlai
11-08-2011, 12:48 AM
Just to continue the discussion:


My husband wants an e-reader, our 8 year-old wants to play angry birds on it, so I suggested either Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire.

I've got the first generation Nook and a 3rd generation Kindle, and I generally prefer the Kindle as it seems to be easier to navigate-However, the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire are quite different, and I'd like to hear from peoplle who own one of them.

Thanks in advance for any help. :)


Neither is out yet; there's already a thread on e-reader:

http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79474&page=4&highlight=nook

Interestingly, Kindle Touch is due out 11/15 (Fire probably about the same time) and Nook Tablet is out on 11/18. They're going head to head!

orbitz
11-08-2011, 01:22 AM
I think the the Nook Touch is pretty cool. I always play with it whenever I'm in B&N. But I read in Consumer Report that the new Kindle Touch is lighter than the Nook.

I think the Kindle Fire is what I might get. IPad is too expensive for me, and I don't don't need to play games or any of the extraneous stuffs that you can do on an ipad. So the KF seems right for what I need.

The problem with B&N and Amazon trying to constantly outdo one another with their e-readers is that it makes it so hard for consumers to decide :eek:. I mean competition is obviously good, but can't they wait 2-3 few years before coming out with new models :lol:.

VIETgrlTerifa
11-08-2011, 02:43 AM
I think the the Nook Touch is pretty cool. I always play with it whenever I'm in B&N. But I read in Consumer Report that the new Kindle Touch is lighter than the Nook.

I think the Kindle Fire is what I might get. IPad is too expensive for me, and I don't don't need to play games or any of the extraneous stuffs that you can do on an ipad. So the KF seems right for what I need.

The problem with B&N and Amazon trying to constantly outdo one another with their e-readers is that it makes it so hard for consumers to decide :eek:. I mean competition is obviously good, but can't they wait 2-3 few years before coming out with new models :lol:.

Haha. That's mobile technology for you. Once you buy it, it's already outdated.

Prancer
11-08-2011, 03:41 AM
Review of the Nook Tablet: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33198_7-57319241-286/nook-tablet-hands-on-with-barnes-nobles-fire-eater/

myhoneyhoney
11-08-2011, 04:28 AM
Haha. That's mobile technology for you. Once you buy it, it's already outdated.

Ha, you got that right! If only Amazon offers "upgrades" every 2 years...

topaz
11-08-2011, 05:19 AM
Review of the Nook Tablet: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33198_7-57319241-286/nook-tablet-hands-on-with-barnes-nobles-fire-eater/

:lol:

There are already talks about rooting the Nook Tablet in comments.


Also, even though it does not have bluetooth, having the extra internal storage 16GB to Nook Color and Kindle Fire's 8GB is excellent news. Also, I love they kept the sd card slot, you can expand the storage up to 48GB.

That is huge, you can take with you your movies, audiobooks, music and files w/o worrying about have a wifi connection to the "cloud".

The head to head will happen when both are compared together. Also, I love how B&N will give current nook color owner the software upgrade next month.

For those considering the Nook Color or Nook Tablet, I discovered over the weekend that B&N has its Read-In-Store feature. You can read any available ebook free for an hour in the store. The ebook does not have to be free ebook either. Now, someone told me you can read up to two hours if you don't change apps and if you go back to the store to access the book you can start reading from where you left off.

jlai
11-08-2011, 05:44 AM
Review of the Nook Tablet: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33198_7-57319241-286/nook-tablet-hands-on-with-barnes-nobles-fire-eater/

Ah...but can it play icenetwork? If so, I'm getting one

topaz
11-08-2011, 07:08 AM
Ah...but can it play icenetwork? If so, I'm getting one


Actually, yea it will. I can watch IN now with my nook color but the picture quality is chopping due to the version of flash on the unit.

With the Nook Tablet it will have the most updated android system, either honeycomb or ice cream sandwich.

Lara
11-08-2011, 02:39 PM
I'm hoping once someone gets the Nook tablet it can be confirmed if Ice Network plays smoothly. I suspected that might not be the case with the Color but it's hard to tell in store whether it's the hardware or the wifi being too weak.

Can't get it now but would make a nice employment treat. :)

topaz
11-08-2011, 05:32 PM
I'm hoping once someone gets the Nook tablet it can be confirmed if Ice Network plays smoothly. I suspected that might not be the case with the Color but it's hard to tell in store whether it's the hardware or the wifi being too weak.

Can't get it now but would make a nice employment treat. :)

I have a Nook Color, the reason the streaming is chopping is because of the version of flash player with the operating system. Nook Color, right now is using flash player version 8 or 9. With flash play 10, the stream will be smooth.

Nook Tablet will have the most recent flash player, google OS and a faster processor. I'm sure it will run it. The demo I watched showed the Nook Tablet running Hulu Plus and Netflix which both use flash player.

Also remember, you can go the B&N store and actually use the product before it. Therefore, you can sign on to your IN account and try it out :)

I'm not sure when I'll get the Nook Tablet. I would love for them to release a 10 in version soon, then I'll upgrade. But, I'm sure that B&N will offer a trade up option or a coupon towards any new Nook.

jlai
11-15-2011, 04:03 AM
kindle fire is out today. So far the review is mixed it seems