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Old 12-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #16
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Well, anything is possible in 2020.


What...my expectations too high?
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:36 PM   #17
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If you take the time to root the Nook Color I just don't see how it can be beat. Bottom line...you have yourself a tablet with an eReader program on it. And if you are like me and had already bought a Kindle 3, you just add the Kindle app to your Nook Color and now you can read ALL your books on once device.

About the only ding I give it is battery...mine lasts anywhere from 7 - 9 hours I would say. That's with surfing the web and reading and playing some games. I haven't tried watching a full movie yet. I would like to see a bit more battery life out of it...a solid and reliable 10 hours of movies would make me a very happy person. I've gotten used to just charging mine every night.
Try an Archos tablet, they're entirely geared towards multimedia playback. Not sure of the battery life, but it should be decent.

gTablet has good battery life too, but not sure of battery life when playing videos or the elocity a7 but again not sure of battery life playing videos.

Readers, I get both eInk and LCD for good daylight reading and good poorly lit reading.

Comparing to the iPad? Are you nuts? NC will be slower and need some extra hacking to come even close in general functionality, but should beat it as a reader even stock unless B&N did their job wrong.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:02 PM   #18
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OK - the nookcolor has a much more sophisticated Web browser than the Kindle3. The nookcolor handles photographs in texts better than the Kindle3. With Android OS v2.2 possibly coming in 2Q 2011, the nookcolor's battery life will improve ...

nookcolor owners - for "basic" WiFi Web access -and-, of course, reading - are you pleased with your device as compared to, say, an iPad? I know that's an un-fair comparison to ask of you ... but at half the price of an iPad, it seems like there's an awful lot of power and features in the nookcolor.

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Take Kindle out of the equation, for same reasons other mentioned here already; Kindle is a true/dedicated e-reader.

I don't own or have an iPad but the Nook Color offers a good browsing experience. I had several crashes tough and I had to restart the whole device in order to use the browser again. The Nook Color virtual keyboard is good also, big enough and responsive.

At the moment I write this post, NC does not support Flash, same for iPad (of course, SJ hates Flash, lol) but speculating, NC will receive and update in 2011 which could fix that. Apple is not planning to provide such support, at least not now.

As a tablet and comparing between iPad and Nook color, I would prefer the Nook Color: better price, lighter and runs Linux. Even with the locked Android Market (not talking about any kind of hacks, just the device "as is") I think the NC gives you more bang for your bucks. Apple has a very closed market and environment that I just dislike.
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I don't even know why the K3 is included in the title because the OP has already dismissed the K3. Based on what the OP is discussing that is a good call because the K3 is an e-reader not a tablet computer.
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