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Old 10-26-2010, 05:56 PM   #16
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Also, looking out the Cruz reader, it states 24 hours standby, so you'll need to keep this charged up nearly every day. As B&N spec the nookcolor at 8 hours read time and the cruz at 10+ hours I am going to assume the Nookcolor may not even last 24 hours in standby mode.
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In the long term, Android tablets will put price pressure on the Nook Color (why is this more expensive than the Nook WiFi, given that the LCD screen is probably cheaper than the EInk screen?). The price difference is still large enough that the Nook Color can distance itself from the iPad, but this would be even more true if the Nook Color was $199.
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That's because the big name manufacturers think tablets should be priced like smartphones.
Logically, they should be significantly more expensive than Smartphones. It's the screen that's the primary cost, and a tablet has a much larger screen than a phone.
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From a technical perspective, I agree with you; that's what it should be compared to, but Android tablets haven't really entered the public perception as the iPad has. When most people see a tablet they think "iPad".
Agreed. iPad is almost a synonym for tablet in a sense.
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In the long term, Android tablets will put price pressure on the Nook Color...
True, but this is here now; and more importantly, in time for holiday shopping. Where are the Android tablets?
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Nook Color is official. LCD screen. How is this going to be distinctive in an increasingly saturated tablet market?

The nookcolor.com URL is working and takes you to the page on the B&N site.
Price I'm guessing. It's $249, the panal specs themselves is very very impressive 1024 x 600 resolution with an LG IPS panal running Android 2.1 (Eclair and goind to add 2.2 Froyo a little bit later) The screen should be stunning. This is pretty high end.

it'll be a tough sell to sit down and read a book eink lovers like myself but it does fill that niche of people who do want color and want magazines, comics, Magna, children's books etc.

Has alot of nice extra features such as Pandora pre loaded along with intergrated FaceBook and Twitter. This will be interesting to watch.

It'll come in at $250 cheaper than the iPad and Galaxy Tab and a $150 cheaper than the Sprint's Galaxy Tab w/contract.
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Logically, they should be significantly more expensive than Smartphones. It's the screen that's the primary cost, and a tablet has a much larger screen than a phone.
Smartphones are overpriced also. An iPad costs more to manufacture than an iPhone; yet it sells for less. Where's the logic in that?
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In the long term, Android tablets will put price pressure on the Nook Color (why is this more expensive than the Nook WiFi, given that the LCD screen is probably cheaper than the EInk screen?).
The long term may be shorter than B&N would like. My guess is maximum two years out. Maybe one, i.e., next holiday season.
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It's pretty much the same screen resolution as the iPad (1024x600 compared to the iPad's 1024x768), but it should look a bit sharper due to the higher pixel density (167dpi compared with the iPad's 133dpi). The higher density must mean that it's a little smaller than the iPad.
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It's pretty much the same screen resolution as the iPad (1024x600 compared to the iPad's 1024x768), but it should look a bit sharper due to the higher pixel density (167dpi compared with the iPad's 133dpi). The higher density must mean that it's a little smaller than the iPad.
I was interested in the Galaxy Tab but this has really peaked my interest. Not so much for novels but for newspapers and magazines and web browsing.
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The long term may be shorter than B&N would like. My guess is maximum two years out. Maybe one, i.e., next holiday season.
If tablet prices drop substantially because of hardware costs, B&N can easily compete by stuffing newer hardware into the device.
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True, but this is here now; and more importantly, in time for holiday shopping. Where are the Android tablets?
Yes. Price and availability are the major advantages going for Nook Color now.
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If tablet prices drop substantially because of hardware costs, B&N can easily compete by stuffing newer hardware into the device.
It's difficult to see, though, what the benefit of a less-flexible dedicated B&N tablet is compared to a generic Android tablet running the Nook application. They've said that it won't have access to the standard Android app store.
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It's inevitably going to get compared to the iPad.
I just read the article on CNet News. They referred to it as a "poor man's iPad".

I know I won't be buying one.
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It's difficult to see, though, what the benefit of a less-flexible dedicated B&N tablet is compared to a generic Android tablet running the Nook application. They've said that it won't have access to the standard Android app store.
Specs and marketing. I for one, won't even look at a generic Android tablet, because build quality is usually poor and specs are usually low end.

I'm waiting to see full specs on this device. It just might be the netbook replacement I'm looking for.
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