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Old 07-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Nook Touch DOES have web browser!!!

So, I spent many of hours on this site before finally making a decision to buy the NOOK Touch. Bringing it home, my only complaints was no Sudoku, and no web browser.

Well, a quick Google search revealed that it does indeed have a web browser!!! Pull up the search menu and type in any URL! It then gives you a (surprisingly) nice browser w/ bookmarking, downloading (I even was able to download an EPUB and start reading it w/o plugging it up!!), and the like!

So, had I known this before, I would have gone crazy getting to B&N to get it, instead, I was a little reserved. Now, of course, I'm ecstatic!!!!

Just thought I'd post this to others who are looking to buy it or those who have bought it and didn't know this!

(BTW, the NOOK Touch CAN highlight and note in sideloaded EPUBS. Not many in the forums noted that, either...)
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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Yep! Also you can refresh page that may have some ghosting by double pushing the nook button.
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So, I spent many of hours on this site before finally making a decision to buy the NOOK Touch. Bringing it home, my only complaints was no Sudoku, and no web browser.

Well, a quick Google search revealed that it does indeed have a web browser!!! Pull up the search menu and type in any URL! It then gives you a (surprisingly) nice browser w/ bookmarking, downloading (I even was able to download an EPUB and start reading it w/o plugging it up!!), and the like!

So, had I known this before, I would have gone crazy getting to B&N to get it, instead, I was a little reserved. Now, of course, I'm ecstatic!!!!

Just thought I'd post this to others who are looking to buy it or those who have bought it and didn't know this!

(BTW, the NOOK Touch CAN highlight and note in sideloaded EPUBS. Not many in the forums noted that, either...)
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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So, I spent many of hours on this site before finally making a decision to buy the NOOK Touch. Bringing it home, my only complaints was no Sudoku, and no web browser.

Well, a quick Google search revealed that it does indeed have a web browser!!! Pull up the search menu and type in any URL! It then gives you a (surprisingly) nice browser w/ bookmarking, downloading (I even was able to download an EPUB and start reading it w/o plugging it up!!), and the like!

So, had I known this before, I would have gone crazy getting to B&N to get it, instead, I was a little reserved. Now, of course, I'm ecstatic!!!!

Just thought I'd post this to others who are looking to buy it or those who have bought it and didn't know this!

(BTW, the NOOK Touch CAN highlight and note in sideloaded EPUBS. Not many in the forums noted that, either...)
I think if you spend just a little time with it you will find it almost completely unusable in its current form. I do hope they fix it however.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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Yep! Also you can refresh page that may have some ghosting by double pushing the nook button.
nice tip!

+karma for you!

which brings up the resource question:

quick list of 'nook browser-friendly' sites?

http://www.mergethis.com/smallsites/
http://www.eboogie.com/

more?

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #5
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I read you can run Android programs on the Nook, so the Opera browser will work.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #6
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It then gives you a (surprisingly) nice browser w/ bookmarking, downloading (I even was able to download an EPUB and start reading it w/o plugging it up!!), and the like!

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Has anyone been able to do this with a site other than B&N?
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #7
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I think he must be referring to a site with non-DRM, free epubs, like Gutenberg. I haven't tried it with the Touch. It works with the Color Nook, of course, so if you can find a site like that with the Touch's browser, it might just work.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:11 PM   #8
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I think he must be referring to a site with non-DRM, free epubs, like Gutenberg. I haven't tried it with the Touch. It works with the Color Nook, of course, so if you can find a site like that with the Touch's browser, it might just work.
I've seen posts of people trying to download (from sites like Gutenberg, with an unrooted Touch), but I haven't heard of anyone being successful.

Just curious.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
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Yep! Also you can refresh page that may have some ghosting by double pushing the nook button.
you should add this little tid bit to the tips and tricks section.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:12 AM   #10
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You can download to the STR using the (broken) browser. The file appears to download and the messages seem to confirm it.

However, the downloaded file then vanishes into some hidden nook (sic) or cranny of the filesystem, and no-one has been able to find downloaded files yet, AFAIK.
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However, the downloaded file then vanishes into some hidden nook (sic) or cranny ...
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:16 AM   #12
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I'm considering upgrading from my boox to the nook touch. The boox is a great product, but I'm attracted to the superior refresh time of the nook touch. The boox is slow, using the dict is a bit of a pita and the stylus response is weird.

Heard that the nook touch runs android, but is there an active community of people trying to jailbreak it? I would love to install apps (and a better web browser) on it, I think it would make it a great device for (almost, obviously) all purposes.
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Heard that the nook touch runs android, but is there an active community of people trying to jailbreak it? I would love to install apps (and a better web browser) on it, I think it would make it a great device for (almost, obviously) all purposes.[/QUOTE]

you mean these folks?



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Old 07-08-2011, 11:44 AM   #14
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I think he must be referring to a site with non-DRM, free epubs, like Gutenberg. I haven't tried it with the Touch. It works with the Color Nook, of course, so if you can find a site like that with the Touch's browser, it might just work.
I was. I didn't use Gutenburg, I was downloading epubs for studying (through the organization I'm a part of; to save paper, they offer non-DRMed EPUBs)

And I know the Browser is extremely half baked, and that's probably why they hid it. Mayba a future update will remedy that, but we know it's capable of handling one.
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you mean these folks?



here's a screenshot from one fellow:
Hey guys. I originally started this post about the secret web browser, but since then, I've rooted my nook and installed android 2.2 on there! I'm gonna see if I can get a pic up, but it may not work...

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