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Old 03-29-2011, 06:09 PM   #31
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Lesson: 1) make your android based device easily rootable 2) turn a blind eye to hackers 3) collect money.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:27 PM   #32
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Lesson: 1) make your android based device easily rootable 2) turn a blind eye to hackers 3) collect money.
I think they all do that. What they don't do is make their device half the price of the cheapest iPad, which ups the value proposition quite a bit.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:40 PM   #33
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Very few other devices are quite as rootable as the Nook Color - nothing compares to giving the end user access to the first device in a hardwired boot order.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:06 PM   #34
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But how much money are they actually making from the hardware, and how much were they expecting to make from eBook sales? The other devices don't need to be rooted to run apps like Kindle.
If people are buying NCs, rooting them and then buying books from Amazon, who benefits more, B&N or Amazon?
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:31 PM   #35
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I don't know if you have both technologies, but I've never met a person that had both and said their regular LCD is better than the Super AMOLED.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:05 PM   #36
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But how much money are they actually making from the hardware, and how much were they expecting to make from eBook sales? The other devices don't need to be rooted to run apps like Kindle.
If people are buying NCs, rooting them and then buying books from Amazon, who benefits more, B&N or Amazon?
Well, this goes to the sustainability of this model, which I admit is a good question. Although I'm not sure what the answer is - even with some people rooting and using Kindle, I suspect that a decent majority will use the device basically as intended and buy B&N books. So the approach may well be sustainable.

However, my point goes more to how the price affected the popularity of the device, rather than to whether it is a sustainable model.

But given the difficulty that other Android tablet makers are having competing with the ipad on price, the NC's model may actually be *more* sustainable.
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i need to do more research on the specs before i choose between the iPad and NC. But as it goes, NC is at the head of the competition bc it's CHEAPER.
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But given the difficulty that other Android tablet makers are having competing with the ipad on price, the NC's model may actually be *more* sustainable.
Most people don't need smartphone features in a tablet. All I need is a high end display, media player, net access, and an app store (via rooting). The NC provides just that and at half the cost.
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