Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Apr 2011 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "We've been waiting for this day: our little reader would finally become a big boy tablet - without having to resort to any sort of hackery. We knew it was coming and, as of now, owners of the Barnes & Noble Nook Color should be receiving notices that their devices are ready to drop those training wheels and run some proper apps. Flash web browsing, downloads, games, e-mail, it's all here."
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RE: Not necessary for an e-reader
by avgalen on Tue 26th Apr 2011 05:41 UTC in reply to "Not necessary for an e-reader"
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

....and you can still do that

and without paying anything extra, you can ALSO do lots of other things IF YOU CHOOSE to do so

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21

....and you can still do that

and without paying anything extra, you can ALSO do lots of other things IF YOU CHOOSE to do so


I don't see it like that at all. The nook color is a budget tablet, which is fine if that's what you want. The kindle is an actual ebook reader. A device with an LCD screen is not in the same league as a device with a proper sunlight-readable screen. Sure you can read a book on an LCD screen, but that's no better than a laptop. I don't see the attraction of the nook. It's an inferior tablet compared to the iPad or Xoom, and it's an inferior book reading device compared to the Kindle. It does a bit of everything, but I wouldn't be satisfied with either.

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

leos pondered...

I don't see the attraction of the nook. It's an inferior tablet compared to the iPad or Xoom, and it's an inferior book reading device compared to the Kindle. It does a bit of everything, but I wouldn't be satisfied with either.


Simple: It does those bits of everything for cheap.

Does that help explain things for you? ;)

--bornagainpenguin

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eric_niebler Member since:
2005-06-29

@leos: Yes, that's precisely my point. The Kindle does one thing, and it does it well. I wouldn't trade away the great reading experience for all those other features. What would be the point?

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