Originally Posted by nyrath
Because they don't want some comedian surfing to a porn website and leaving the demo unit lying there to shock and offend another customer.
I think using the Kindle experimental (torture) Web browser to surf for porn would be the most effective cure for porn addiction out there. The same would go for texting/Twitter addiction, particularly if you had to turn the symbol key on and off every time you wanted to type a number.
That said, I've been seriously underwhelmed by the Nook Color browser. The lack of pinch to zoom makes clicking small links (like thread page numbers here) a pain, and it took me 10 minutes just to get the sign-in page on BN.com to bring up a keyboard to log in. Plus many of the BN pages that need flash, like lovely Kate's videos, just have blank screen space. I find that I prefer web surfing on my little ipod touch, which is easy to pinch zoom, and pages load much faster than on the NC. Plus, the ipod touch has its convenient mail app, so I can check different types of email in one place, whereas on the Nook I have to go (slowly) to yahoo and gmail mobile sites. The other major disappointment in basic reading experience is the finicky page turns--I often have to tap several times on the Nook, whereas on the itouch it's never a problem.
I really wanted to love the NC, but I'm just finding I'm willing to settle for the smaller screen on the itouch for the portability, lightness, variety of reading platforms/free book sources (plus easy library ebook access now through the Bluefire app), better video options with Netflix and easy Handbrake DVD conversion, the ultra-sharp Retina display, and overall greater ease of use. Then for a larger-screen e-ink experience I like my Sony Touch Edition, also light and portable and easy to use.