Originally Posted by ProfCrash
Are the only people making tablets the cellphone folks? Netbooks are so insanely cheap that I would imagine a good netbook manufacturer could probably sell a tablet for around $250.
I am not all that tech savy so I cold be wrong but I don't really see why tablets have to be that expensive.
And if a good tablet comes out in the same price range you will probably be able to download Nook for Android on it and use your Nook account there.
I guess I don't see why B&N would get into the tablet market. Yes, it is significantly different then the Kindle but it is different enough from an e-reader to not be of interest to people in that market. Folks looking for a tablet are not likely to think B&N.
Weird decision if you ask me.
I don't know. I think this actually does fill a void. There are advantages that a touchsceen LCD can accoplish that eink just can't, at least not for a while. The animation, different functionality you can do, that people love on the iPad. It'll be great magazines, childrens books,text books, comics, Magna, PDF just work better on LCD than eink.
The price is pretty affordable. I think it grabs the " I want all the capabilites of what the iPad can offer in an ereader but don't want to pay that much"
At $250 the nook color comes in to play.
I watched the demo, this has some nice features, really nice. The specs are high end. it uses an LG IPS panal, IPS are pretty much the top of line. it has a 1024 x 600 resolution. The screen is going to very very sharp.
I'm very interested. But I'll keep my origianl nook for reading novels but the Nook color for webbrowsing , magazines and newspapers etc.