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Old 06-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Worth buying?

Hi
right now i have a Kobo wifi with the button to navigate.turn pages...Takes forever to type in a book or author that way...I notice the nook Simple Touch is 99 bucks

Would it be worth it to buy it to replace the kobo.....?
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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It's on sale at BN until 6/17 for $79 if you pay with Mastercard:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/NOOK...R_CARD-_-nmd24

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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that will work!!!
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #4
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I've never heard of the Kobo, so I dunno how the Simple Touch would compare, but I really enjoy my STR, and I got it when it was still $139. For $99 or $79 from livramax's post, I'd say it's totally worth it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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Indeed, it very much is!
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It's on sale at BN until 6/17 for $79 if you pay with Mastercard:
It's an unmitigated bargain, you're a lucky lad

I just bought my Nook Simple Touch from Amazon, cost me $A95- and I had to pay $A58- mailing and handling, $A153-

To buy it elsewhere here in Australia it costs from $A175- to $A225-

I still think it's worth it and you will too or I'll be very cross
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I've owned both. I think you'll prefer the Nook, for just the reasons you say. Now that I've used touchscreen devices, D-pads seem barbaric.

Make sure to get Calibre to convert your Kobo books before you sideload them, though. (You'll have to remove DRM and do an epub-to-epub conversion to get the covers to show up. Only drawback, really.)
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #10
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Both devices read EPub. There is no need to convert or even remove DRM. Kobo books can be read on the Nook
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Both devices read EPub. There is no need to convert or even remove DRM. Kobo books can be read on the Nook
If Kobo books can be read on the nook, then they must not have DRM. Otherwise you would have to strip it. It doesn't matter than they are EPUB format too. What matters is the DRM protection.

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Old 06-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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The Nook can read ADE DRM, which is used by Kobo and Sony. Nook uses its own unique DRM and cannot be read on a Sony or a Kobo but Kobo and Sony books can be read on a Nook.

This is not new info, it has been this way since the Nook was released.
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The Kobo epubs can be read on the Nook without conversion/DRM stripping, but the covers don't show up on the Nook.
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For anyone who wants to do more with their Nook color or Nook Tablet, check these cards out. It turns your nook to a fully fucntional android tablet. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_mp...bin=NR%20Cards
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For anyone who wants to do more with their Nook color or Nook Tablet, check these cards out. It turns your nook to a fully fucntional android tablet. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_mp...bin=NR%20Cards
These cards are fairly easy to make at a fraction of the cost they are sold for. Instructions on how to make them are abound, just google for "nook tablet (or "color") cm7 sd card".

It worth learning to learn to make one's own card -- I have experienced instances where a misbehaving app corrupted the card's content in a way that triggers CM7 into spontaneous reboot during the boot up (thus preventing the Nook from ever completing the CM7 boot up) and the only practical course of action for repair is to burn another image.

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