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Old 10-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by The-eBook-Reader View Post
Main stream media is jumping on the nook bandwagon big time, but they are neglecting to mention the facts about nook. Before you decide to buy a nook, you should consider this:

(To be fair to the nook, it is good in a lot of ways, and I posted a thread about its positives here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60099)

1. B&N's book prices are considerably higher than Amazon's.
2. The Lending feature is seriously flawed; they will have to impose a 1 or 2 lending limit or people will just lend the book over and over again.
3. Free Wi-Fi without a browser is about as useful as free internet on a clock. And you can only access B&N's overpriced store with it.
4. Very limited format support, just 3.
5. The supposedly open ePub isn't really open; it's just another new DRM that won't work with other ePub supporting devices.
6. From the videos the menu system looks pretty basic, and there's no folders support.
7. The LCD screen will no doubt affect battery life greatly.
8. Users may be locked-in to B&N's store for ebooks (meaning their current software won't import other DRM'ed ebooks; hopefully they'll update).
9. From the videos, book formatting doesn't look promising.
10. This is the first generation ereader from a company that has zero experience with ebook readers, and there are likely to be many problems and faults.
You know the government just announced that consultants that post reviews must state their affliation. I just checked your website and see you have a click-through link to the Kindle sales page which provides you a little kick-back everytime someone buys. So besides being factually wrong on much of your rant above, you are morally wrong for denigrating another product when you are, in effect, a paid consultant for a competing product.

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