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Old 10-26-2010, 05:38 PM   #16
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I didn't think there was any real hope of it NOT being LCD, so my disappointment is the weight. 15.8 oz is even heavier than the original Nooks. I found the original Nook heavy for one-handed use. But it is lighter than the iPad, which has been a challenge for reading for me. Maybe the Nook Color will seem light now :P

And I'm glad to see they got rid of the page turn buttons. And they have so many accessories planned.

I'm curious about why they dedicated so much space to the hook on the bottom. You can attach a wriststrap with a tiny little bar - it seems like overkill.
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And I'm glad to see they got rid of the page turn buttons. And they have so many accessories planned.
Actually, page turn buttons are something I wish they'd kept. One handed operation just about requires them, at least on a crowded subway.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:45 PM   #20
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Actually, page turn buttons are something I wish they'd kept. One handed operation just about requires them, at least on a crowded subway.
I agree, but B&N didn't get the design right on the Nook E-Ink without cracking, so I'd rather they avoid them if they can't engineer them right.
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It seems cool but it's not for me. I would like colour and honestly I don't think I'd really mind an 8-hour battery life, but I definitely want an e-ink screen so the LCD is a deal-breaker. I can see who it would be for though.
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I agree, but B&N didn't get the design right on the Nook E-Ink without cracking, so I'd rather they avoid them if they can't engineer them right.
Totally agree!
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I'm very familiar with IPS panels. I have several monitors, the iPad, and the iPhone, all of which have IPS panels. My disappointment was the battery life as a result of the IPS panel, not the IPS panel itself.

My interest was with a color Nook that used a color eInk display. Maybe Amazon will make one instead.
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Not interested. I'll wait until they make a color e-ink model. Until? If...
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I must say, the device is very sleek looking; though a bit heavy at 16oz. Just one hard button too - it's the "n" located at the bottom.
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Barnes & Noble unveils Nook Color

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It will be interesting to follow consumers' response to the Nook Color. A lot of readers love e-ink because there's no backlighting and the screen is viewable in direct sunlight. However, when we spoke to Barnes & Noble CEO Bill Lynch, he said the company had done extensive research on displays and discovered that eye-strain with LCDs was not the huge issue many people were making it out to be. He was confident people would be comfortable reading on the Nook Color.
What's with that corner slot?

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B&N also will sell a number of accessories for the device, such as covers and charms to attach to the device's corner slot. In case you're wondering about the thinking that went into that slot, Lynch told CNET that the Nook Color's designer, fuseproject, felt strongly that the device should have a signature design element. Fuseproject also designed Aliph's Jawbone headsets.
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Since my daughter has claimed possession of my beloved nook, I’ve been waiting for a multi-media android tablet which can be more than just an ereader. My criteria are as follows:

1) Same size as my nook so it can fit in my purse.
2) Screen display and battery life as good as the iPad.
3) Fast web browsing
4) Ability to run flash and play videos
5) Can run word, exel and powerpoint
6) SD or micro SD slot expansion
7) USB interface
8) Price range ~ $250

I’ve been waiting for android tablets for months and the low end stuff are such a disappointment. The Samsung Galaxy sounds good but somehow it is tethered to a data plan. I never thought my Android tablet would come from BN so it is a surprise. So far the spec of the Nook Color is very impressive except the battery life. iPad’s battery can last 10 hours with WiFi but the Nook color is only 8 hours with reading only. I’ll be very anxious to test this unit in the store; if it is as good as it sounds, I’ll get one for myself as a Christmas present.
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I don't see the product space for this device. It's an android tablet that can't run android apps. How is having a device dedicated to one single app better than having the ebook reading experience on every android tablet.

They should have stuck with what differentiated the ereader from other devices. eInk, integrated directly with the store, superior reading experience.
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