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Old 10-27-2010, 10:47 AM   #16
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I have used screen-swipe devices, okay?
I know the iPad faithful swear by swiping and faux-paper page turns.
You just press on the side of the screen where you want the page to turn. You don't have to swipe. "Click" the screen instead of a button. Only the entire screen is the button making it comfortable for everyone (not everyone's thumb will rest in the same place).

I show off the iBook page turn when I'm showing my iPad to someone. But I never actually swipe the book when I'm reading. You can set the transition time to zero and have no animation at all.

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Old 10-27-2010, 11:11 AM   #17
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If I get one, it will be to use in conjunction with my nook, not in place of it. Ultimately I'd like to see it take over for my Palm T/X, but size might be an issue for that to happen. But I won't be making a decision until the new year, once I get some hands on time and watch for tech issues.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:03 PM   #18
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I think a lot of you are way more tech savvy (and therefore nitpicky) than the general population who are going to be seeing this new Nook in Best Buy and Walmart. The BN name gives it credibility as a reading device, the size is attractive, the color is splashy and flashy, the specs look good. I'm a cautious person and I'm not rushing to preorder, but I am really tempted.
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I think a lot of you are way more tech savvy (and therefore nitpicky) than the general population who are going to be seeing this new Nook in Best Buy and Walmart. The BN name gives it credibility as a reading device, the size is attractive, the color is splashy and flashy, the specs look good. I'm a cautious person and I'm not rushing to preorder, but I am really tempted.
Now that iPads are going to be available at both Best Buy and Walmart, people are going to see a much more capable tablet with a much better color experience a couple of aisles over. Yes, the iPad is more expensive, but it has the app store and so much more. I think the Nook Color is going to push people to the ipad and away from the Nook eink (which is too bad).
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Now that iPads are going to be available at both Best Buy and Walmart, people are going to see a much more capable tablet with a much better color experience a couple of aisles over. Yes, the iPad is more expensive, but it has the app store and so much more. I think the Nook Color is going to push people to the ipad and away from the Nook eink (which is too bad).
I don't think so. The average consumer doesn't have $500 to throw at a color reader, whereas $250 is well within range.

Three things prevent me from getting an iPad:
1- it's $500 and overpriced
2- lack of USB port, SD card slot, flash support, etc
3- it's too large
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The Nook Color is not a colored e-Ink reader, but it's not a tablet PC either. Like the current Nook, it'll likely be way more locked down than a typical Android tablet. As far as the LCD, it's not a make-or-break with me as I read off an LCD screen at work all day, but I do absolutely LOVE my e-Ink display and its battery life. To me, it looks like the big non-e-reader win is that you can get a viable 3G web browser with no monthly fee.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:57 PM   #22
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Three things prevent me from getting an iPad:
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2- lack of USB port, SD card slot, flash support, etc
3- it's too large
I totally agree. If a tablet/ereader/xxxPad doesn't fit in my pretty purse, it does not get my money. The tablet is supposed to provide portability so we can surf the web, read a book and share videos/pictures with friends at anytime and anywhere. The iPad is too BIG and so is any netbook. I'm only carrying one thing around when I go out and that is my purse. Any new toy that I want to show off has to be contained there. The iPad is probably good for someone who wants to leave the device always at home or doesn't mind carrying it around like a notebook. For me, the size of the iPad is a deal breaker.
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NOOK Color is a Tablet PC not a colored E-Ink Rreader!
Is it though? I'm assuming that you can't get outside the reader interface without jailbreaking the device, which is something most consumers are unable and unwilling to do (we're not a representative sample here at MR). Even after the color nook is inevitably rooted, B&N has shown that they can and will work to frustrate modders.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the situation, but I just don't see how the color nook can be considered a tablet when 99%+ of the buyers will never see any tablet or slate-like functionality.

It's a decent enough looking LCD color reader (and I'm guessing that's what all the reports of 7-inch panels coming out of Asia were about, not a smaller iPad), but its price point is a problem. Yes, it's cheaper than the iPad, but a lot less functional. Yes, it's got color which the Kindle doesn't, but it costs nearly 2x as much. B&N must believe there's a market there, but I'm wondering if it's really a viable product slot.

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Old 10-27-2010, 02:21 PM   #24
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Well I think it will be a while before this shakes out, so I think I'll give this a try:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...at=CLR&cpc=CLR

**It is not an answer, way too heavy and CE apps are harder to find than I expected.**


For a backlit bedside device with an OS that I hope to work with (and most important
for a device that will be zipping through a charge like this one will) a charging stand;
this might do until something with a decent resolution and a good battery life comes
along. (Can we say Mirasol anyone?)

Luck;
Ken

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I totally agree. If a tablet/ereader/xxxPad doesn't fit in my pretty purse, it does not get my money. The tablet is supposed to provide portability so we can surf the web, read a book and share videos/pictures with friends at anytime and anywhere. The iPad is too BIG and so is any netbook. I'm only carrying one thing around when I go out and that is my purse. Any new toy that I want to show off has to be contained there. The iPad is probably good for someone who wants to leave the device always at home or doesn't mind carrying it around like a notebook. For me, the size of the iPad is a deal breaker.
It fits in my wife's purse. Anybody who ever carried a Vogue magazine or a Bride's magazine around, can carry an iPad around. It's about the size of a legal pad of paper.

Surely those of use who've ever carried a hard back book (like a Harry Potter book) with us, can carry an iPad.

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It fits in my wife's purse. Anybody who ever carried a Vogue magazine or a Bride's magazine around, can carry an iPad around. It's about the size of a legal pad of paper.

Surely those of use who've ever carried a hard back book (like a Harry Potter book) with us, can carry an iPad.

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It probably fits in your wife's purse but not in my purse. No, I never carry around a Vogue magazine or any book that size. If I need to do that, I'll be on a business trip and I'll be carrying a brief case.
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It fits in my wife's purse. Anybody who ever carried a Vogue magazine or a Bride's magazine around, can carry an iPad around. It's about the size of a legal pad of paper.

Surely those of use who've ever carried a hard back book (like a Harry Potter book) with us, can carry an iPad.

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As a guy, I don't carry a purse. So if I'm going to carry something as large as an iPad, then I'll just carry my netbook; which is more functional, half the price, just a bit larger, and only a pound heavier.
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I don't think so. The average consumer doesn't have $500 to throw at a color reader, whereas $250 is well within range.

Three things prevent me from getting an iPad:
1- it's $500 and overpriced
2- lack of USB port, SD card slot, flash support, etc
3- it's too large
I agree totally. My netbook costs much less, is about the same size, and is a fully functioning computer--where's the advantage to an iPad, other than the possible coolness factor? I had been thinking of an iPod Touch, but it's too small and expensive and lacks a card slot. This new Nook offers something in between at a pretty acceptable price.
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I agree totally. My netbook costs much less, is about the same size, and is a fully functioning computer--where's the advantage to an iPad, other than the possible coolness factor?
Size, weight, battery life, touch screen, security, super-easy app installation.

Once the iPad gets multitasking, and if they actually bother to put a real filesystem on it, the functionality gap between an iPad / tablet will narrow considerably.
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Size, weight, battery life, touch screen, security, super-easy app installation.

Once the iPad gets multitasking, and if they actually bother to put a real filesystem on it, the functionality gap between an iPad / tablet will narrow considerably.
Netbook is only a little heavier, why do I need a touch screen when I have a full keyboard, I get a full day (10-14 hours) on a battery charge with my ASUS. Security? I haven't had any problems. Apps? I'm a Neanderthal and haven't used one yet--and haven't felt the lack.
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