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Old 11-15-2011, 07:03 PM   #31
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Pre-orders have arrived in stores early (read on xda). Available to purchase at many stores right now
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #32
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Pre-orders have arrived in stores early (read on xda). Available to purchase at many stores right now
I actually went in my bn store today to return my nook str (the kindle apps fonts did not have enough contrast) and low and behold they had the tablets out. I played with a demo, and it was super quick. The pinch to zoom in the browser was pretty seamless as well, and the screen looked better than the NC's. All in all looks like a good product, especially when it gets rooted.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:23 PM   #33
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:47 AM   #34
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Nook Tablet limits internal storage for non-B&N purchased content to 1GB
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:01 AM   #35
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Maybe there won't be a need to root?

Link to "The Digital Reader" article on how to add Kindle, Aldiko and other apps without hacking.
http://http://www.the-digital-reader.com/

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Old 11-17-2011, 11:55 AM   #36
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Maybe there won't be a need to root?

Link to "The Digital Reader" article on how to add Kindle, Aldiko and other apps without hacking.
http://http://www.the-digital-reader.com/
It's a fun workaround, and maybe the entryway for rooting, but not a long term great deal. You can't see the sideloaded apps on the regular nook screens. You have to use a launcher (which can be your default screen at turn-on). But when you hit the nook button to go to homescreens you are back on the stock view. To get back to any of the apps you search for "launcher" to find the file and start it again.

I hope (and trust) a better option will be available soon.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #37
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One thing you CAN do with a nook Tablet that you cannot do with a Kindle Fire or nook Color is make Skype calls. Neither the nook color or Kindle Fire have a microphone. Pretty bad decision on the part of Amazon.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #38
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:40 PM   #39
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One thing you CAN do with a nook Tablet that you cannot do with a Kindle Fire or nook Color is make Skype calls. Neither the nook color or Kindle Fire have a microphone. Pretty bad decision on the part of Amazon.
Technically a rooted NC has bluetooth, so it might be possible to make a skype call on a nc
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #40
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I was able to handle the Fire on yesterday, and it felt like a cheap toy. (No offence intended to others, its just how it felt to me). I am not one who frequents BN stores; i also have the Nook app on my tablet and i rarely use it, but for some reason i am strongly drawn to the Nook Tablet. I simply enjoy the look and feel of it over the fire. And besides, I was never one who went with the crowd. If everyone else was going to right, I'd go to the left! I will keep the Nook Tablet high on my wish list!
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I was able to handle the Fire on yesterday, and it felt like a cheap toy...
Funny you mention that. Such a comment is usually reserved for the Sony Tablet because it's made out of plastic, isn't heavy, and doesn't have Gorillas Glass. What's your reason for calling the Fire a toy? I'm very happy with my Sony Tablet and could have purchased others given it's price.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:21 PM   #42
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I owned a NookColor for 8 months and currently have a Kindle Fire. I think they are both very solidly constructed. I personally find NO REASON at all to think the Fire feels like a cheap toy. I suspect brand loyalty is affecting your judgement even though you claim otherwise. Hardware-wise they are both good devices.
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She owns 2 kindles. One small slight of the fire and you come in with an off-topic rebuttal and you think she's brandwashed?

Go watch some high school football or something.
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It's a fun workaround, and maybe the entryway for rooting, but not a long term great deal. You can't see the sideloaded apps on the regular nook screens. You have to use a launcher (which can be your default screen at turn-on). But when you hit the nook button to go to homescreens you are back on the stock view. To get back to any of the apps you search for "launcher" to find the file and start it again.

I hope (and trust) a better option will be available soon.
If you install Button Savior, you'll have direct access to your alternate launcher. Just tap Button Savior's Home button and tell the NC to open {alternate launcher}. In my case, that's Launcher Pro. Essentially, I just switch the NT's personality on the fly.
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I owned a NookColor for 8 months and currently have a Kindle Fire. I think they are both very solidly constructed. I personally find NO REASON at all to think the Fire feels like a cheap toy. I suspect brand loyalty is affecting your judgement even though you claim otherwise. Hardware-wise they are both good devices.
As I said previously, I had a chance to handle the Fire, at Target. Now, after reading your comments regarding my comment of it feeling like a cheap toy, the Fire I handled was a demo. Could it be possible that the demo didn't have the inerts of a real Fire? If the demo IS the real thing, IMO, it felt like a cheap toy. Now I own the K2 and the K3; and IMO, the K3 feels cheaper. K2 feels much more substantial. I love the Fire's GUI, but the body feels like plastic in my hand. When the price drops, I am positive I will pick up one of them! But as it stands, I am more drawn to the NT

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