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Old 06-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:27 PM   #2
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I can see why they didn't advertise the web browser. It is probably very buggy, and they probably won't advertise it until a firmware update fixes the bugs, then they will claim that the firmware update gives it web browsing abilities. The browser seemed pretty fast and responsive in that video (at least compared to other eink readers).
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:28 AM   #5
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Kobo Touch has one, too. They clearly say it is beta on the reader itself, and don't advertise it, but it is there. I can't imagine using it in place of my cell phone or computer, but it's there and working.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:36 AM   #6
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At least they have something there. It's better than nothing. Something to build upon.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:25 AM   #7
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Kobo Touch has one, too. They clearly say it is beta on the reader itself, and don't advertise it, but it is there. I can't imagine using it in place of my cell phone or computer, but it's there and working.
Do you have more info on this?
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:12 AM   #8
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Yeah, being that buggy I wouldn't advertise it either. Plus, if they advertised the browser as a feature, then they would have to include it's use in any "normal use" measurement of battery life, and they are really plugging the battery life as a selling point. A future FW update should be able to make the browser usable. Right now, it's almost as bad as the standard Nook browser.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:33 PM   #9
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Do you have more info on this?
You can find it on the WiFi tab in settings. It works. Hyperlinks work too. It's ugly, but functional.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:54 AM   #10
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Not to be negative towards the new nook, but barnes and noble did a whole lot of porting from the color without finishing for the nook. It is really tacky.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:29 AM   #11
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:41 PM   #12
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well, then: welcome to low battery life, folks.

I was very pleased in the beginning to have everything into one networked device. Now I just keep networking to a bare minimum, as it's the main battery drainer... good thing I've got myself already a huge library of public domain ebooks to keep me busy for the next decades...
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Interesting, as an employee I had no idea this had that feature, even after playing with it.
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