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Old 11-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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Question Kindle Fire Vs. Nook Tablet

I was sure I wanted the Kindle Fire but now that I see the specs for both I'm not so sure. Specs wise the Nook is a better machine, it has more storage and more memory. I'm not sure if the Nook uses the Android store or goes through B&N for apps, if it goes through B&N Ill stick with the Fire. Anyone have an opinion?
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I was sure I wanted the Kindle Fire but now that I see the specs for both I'm not so sure. Specs wise the Nook is a better machine, it has more storage and more memory. I'm not sure if the Nook uses the Android store or goes through B&N for apps, if it goes through B&N Ill stick with the Fire. Anyone have an opinion?
I guess you'll stick with the Fire. The NOOK does not have access to the Android Market.
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You willing to root your machine? If so, the nook will almost certainly have access to apps from google, B&N, and Amazon with no difficulty.
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I assume I will end up rooting the Nook if I get one, how do you get apps on it without rooting it? They are selling the Tablet as an Android device so I was assuming it's fully open to all Android apps.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:35 PM   #5
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You willing to root your machine? If so, the nook will almost certainly have access to apps from google, B&N, and Amazon with no difficulty.
The thing is why root the color tab ,when you can pay $50 more for an htc flyer with 32 gigs internal storage (with no limitations) + 32gigs more micro-sd , full google android support (not just the android market) GPS,Micro-usb 2.0 port,front and back camera for skype, slightly better display.

Rooting it saves you $50 bucks to get a lesser tablet and more work <shrugs>
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I guess you'll stick with the Fire. The NOOK does not have access to the Android Market.
Neither does the Fire.
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I assume I will end up rooting the Nook if I get one, how do you get apps on it without rooting it? They are selling the Tablet as an Android device so I was assuming it's fully open to all Android apps.
Neither device has the full Android Market.
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Neither does the Fire.
I didn't say it did. I just replied to his specific question which I bolded. It appeared that he preferred the Amazon app store to B&N's.
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No worries, I was just making it completely clear that neither device has the full Android Market unless rooted.
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The thing is why root the color tab ,when you can pay $50 more for an htc flyer with 32 gigs internal storage (with no limitations) + 32gigs more micro-sd , full google android support (not just the android market) GPS,Micro-usb 2.0 port,front and back camera for skype, slightly better display.

Rooting it saves you $50 bucks to get a lesser tablet and more work <shrugs>
Just curious, how is the Flyer's screen better? I read a few reviews that mentioned that text on the screen didn't look as sharp as expected (somewhat pixellated). I know the original nook color (I used to own one) had a beautiful screen. Does the Flyer have better screen specs?
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Specs aren't everything. Amazon has the ecosystem. That's enough for me.
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Neither does the Fire.
No. But amazon android market is supposed to be pretty good. Plus it has quality control, unlike the flea market that is the android market.
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Specs aren't everything but hearsay about a Market no details have been released about is? Really? The Amazon Market is a curated Android Market, that's all.

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B&N membership program and discounts do not work with anything Nook. They will not tell you that, but is true. Also all are protected. I had just bought a bunch of books for my nook when my husband bought me a Kindle Fire for Christmas (not that I'm complaining about the new toy).
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No. But amazon android market is supposed to be pretty good. Plus it has quality control, unlike the flea market that is the android market.
Well, I would agree. Amazon market is pretty good. Maybe there are less apps available, but those are premium titles anyway. Who needs thousands meaningless apps, right?
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