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Old 10-26-2010, 08:35 PM   #46
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And that's why people who favor eInk aren't the target market for this device.

This will sell to the masses; not to avid readers.
I think you sum it up well, tubemonkey.

It's not for me, but I can hear some people I know Ooohing and ahhing over it already just for the pizazz at a lower price.

I'm not exactly sure why someone would go this direction, when they could go full android tablet...?

Especially not before it's been out long enough to know it's stable.

I do hope it works out well. I want B&N to succeed. Competition is good to have for all products.
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One thing I won't do is to make the mistake of being an early adopter of this new technology. I got Nook-burned once, never again.
You got burned by the original nook? Well I guess the early firmware was pretty rough, but they fixed all of that awhile back. You couldn't get me to give up my nook for a kindle. The original nook is a fantastic device and I like this color option for people that might want something like the iPad for books, but don't want to deal with the iPad price tag.

I like my eink Nook and will probably stick with it, but this looks like a great option for a color device. I currently use my nook and iPod touch as my reading combo, but I'm definitely going to be tempted to replace the iPod for reading with the nook color.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:49 PM   #48
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I'm really happy that my new nook is now more alive than ever, if they would go with a nook 2 with a pearl screen I would be so mad LOL

I'm not going to buy this but the price is really tempting and sure many people would jump on this.
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The Engaget video ( http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/n...irst-hands-on/ ) shows some concerning issues regarding the responsiveness of the touch screen. Might be down to the screen itself, relatively weak hardware or poorly-optimised firmware.

If they don't sort this issue before release it will kill the fun of using a modern tablet device.

There was something odd going on with the refresh rate of the screen, too, although there's a chance that was down to a poor-quality camera being used to film, resulting in 'rolling shutter.'
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When I saw this, the first thing I thought was " I wonder what they'll say at Mobile Read.". I personally thin B&N blew it. They've gone with what is just another Android tablet, but without the ability to add apps and with terrible battery life. They're no longer competing with Kindle, they're competing with iPad, and this one ain't going to do it. Kindle will continue to dominate the eink market and this will be just one of many failed Android tablets. Eventually someone will come up with competition for the iPad, but the Color Nook is not up to the task.
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You got burned by the original nook? Well I guess the early firmware was pretty rough, but they fixed all of that awhile back. You couldn't get me to give up my nook for a kindle. The original nook is a fantastic device and I like this color option for people that might want something like the iPad for books, but don't want to deal with the iPad price tag.

I like my eink Nook and will probably stick with it, but this looks like a great option for a color device. I currently use my nook and iPod touch as my reading combo, but I'm definitely going to be tempted to replace the iPod for reading with the nook color.
The original Nook is fine for reading, if that's all you're going to do with it, but I've always been one for underlining and taking notes. The Nook is a poor choice for that. The menus are cumbersome, and there's no way to transfer the notes you've made and the passages you've copied to a PC. Thanks, but I'll stick with my Kindle.
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The Engaget video ( http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/n...irst-hands-on/ ) shows some concerning issues regarding the responsiveness of the touch screen. Might be down to the screen itself, relatively weak hardware or poorly-optimised firmware.

If they don't sort this issue before release it will kill the fun of using a modern tablet device.

There was something odd going on with the refresh rate of the screen, too, although there's a chance that was down to a poor-quality camera being used to film, resulting in 'rolling shutter.'
Looked pretty good to me.
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Here's something I found on the B&N website that might interest writers:

"Create, edit and view Microsoft® Office files including Word, Excel and PowerPoint."

Now I am tempted! I wonder when they'll be in the stores for a hand-on trial?
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This does appeal to me in several ways.

1) I do need color for some of the color schematics that I use.
2) The way that it handles skimming magazines looks very interesting. If it'll do that with magazines from other sources I'd be quite interested. But the only technical magazines I'd be interested in would not be available from B&N.
3) My first reader was back lit. Dim down the screen and the lights. Relax.

The GALAXY Tab would do for me, but the price is a killer. Besides, who needs a 7 inch phone?

Other people have other needs and preferences. I need two devices, and if they can both be used to read all the better.
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...2) The way that it handles skimming magazines looks very interesting. If it'll do that with magazines from other sources I'd be quite interested. But the only technical magazines I'd be interested in would not be available from B&N....
That's my problem with the magazines offered for ereaders. Most of the ones I'm really interested in aren't available for ereaders.
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1) I do need color for some of the color schematics that I use.
This has the makings to be a great tablet for do-it-yourselfers. All your hobbies and projects in one convenient device.
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So it's not a finnished product yet. I remember how despirate B&N were to ship out the origional before last Christmas. And personaly I think that it stunk! The great thing is that the've been abble to make it a good reader without leaving the original buyers stuck.

I think that it looks promising.

But I did laugh at the way he TOTALY skirted the request to see the internet in action.
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Hmmm......nice.

I don't need/want the color, but I'm thinking those people still on the fence will jump on this....

I would imagine it would be great for magazines and manga?

It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
But you don't need color with Manga, the current Nook.... or any other e-reader for that matter, would suit fine for manga.
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I'm a Kindle fan, but I've been looking for a PDF reader, and this seems to fit the bill.

Tiny question: Would BN let Amazon port the Android version of the Kindle app to it?
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I'm a Kindle fan, but I've been looking for a PDF reader, and this seems to fit the bill.

Tiny question: Would BN let Amazon port the Android version of the Kindle app to it?
I doubt it... All the bookstores count on follow up ebook sales for profit. It's a user friendly idea, just not a profit friendly one!
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