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Old 09-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #31
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Hmmmm, does anybody else think they look pretty... ugly?
Yep! The big one looks OK, but the small one.... The old line (Color and Tablet) looks great (in my opinion) and I wish they had kept that look. Of course they need to change something so people can separate the models, but did they have to make it so ugly?! Maybe it looks better in real life than on the pics. Once you hold it maybe ot makes more sense.

Hardware seems great though!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #32
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To me the news isnt the tablet but the new Nook Video store/app apparantly with microsofts investment they managed to get most all the major studios there, the only ones missing are fox and universal studios and they are in talks with more. on release of the video store in november it will be the 3rd largest behind itunes & amazon but what amkes it better is if you have an ultraviolet dvd/blue ray you can enter toc code into the nook ap and have a free coppy in the cloud. also the video app will be available for android, windows, mac, ios and BB from what ive read. meaning that for the first time you can buy/own/watch vieo from a single app on any platform instead of being locked into samsung devices for the samsung hubs, or apple devices/pc for itunes, kindle fires or crappy browser support for kindle movies. to me thats bigger news than the tablet
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #33
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UK prices, starting at £159 and £189, seem very competitive, especially for the larger version.
If they can avoid being tagged as 'Android-lite' for having too limited an app store, they could do well.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #34
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UK prices, starting at £159 and £189, seem very competitive, especially for the larger version.
If they can avoid being tagged as 'Android-lite' for having too limited an app store, they could do well.
They do indeed, especially when one considers that the larger version of the Kindle Fire is not currently on sale in the UK.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #35
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There's a comparison with competing tablets here.

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #36
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Those look really good.

Hope that we may see some rooting action on them.
This. The hardware looks great, but I have no interest in walled gardens.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #37
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so E-Ink comes up with a new screen and suddenly everyone releases new e-readers. I'm deeply shocked at news.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #38
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great specs, great price. design is ugly.. i do want a tablet of some kind but i'm really still holding out for an iPad mini for the ecosystem.. or possibly a Kindle Fire HD to try with Amazon Prime. this is really tempting though, and i like that it's light-weight. Maybe rooted it would be great.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #39
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Some questions off the top which personally are important to me.

Will Flash work given ICS and the broswer being utilize?
With Nook Video available, what about the nexflix and hulu apps? Still available?
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #40
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so E-Ink comes up with a new screen and suddenly everyone releases new e-readers. I'm deeply shocked at news.
Everyone is releasing new devices because we are coming up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are competing with each other.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #41
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We have the original Nook Color. I just don't know if I have much interest in another B&N device. I'm not a fan of walled gardens and relying on OEMs for OS updates. Plus phones have gotten so much better since then that I don't hardly use it anymore anyway.

The Nexus would still be my top choice I think. It's nice to see competition though.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #42
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Nice to see B&N is still in the running. I find it pretty amazing that they are staying on par with Amazon so easily.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #43
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so E-Ink comes up with a new screen and suddenly everyone releases new e-readers. I'm deeply shocked at news.
I don't believe this has anything to do with eInk. These are backlit LCD tablets, not eInk devices.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:19 PM   #44
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The screen is really reflective.

Not much for long term continuous reading, imho.

B&N got almost everything else right, but they should have just installed a less reflective glass.

It is supposed to be a reader after all, it doesn't even have a camera, so it's clearly not an overall-tablet.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #45
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so E-Ink comes up with a new screen and suddenly everyone releases new e-readers. I'm deeply shocked at news.
You did notice that neither of the Nook HD screens are e-Ink screens, right?

They have standard LCD (IPS type) screens with glossy glass surfaces.

Not really great for that matte "paper like" e-Ink feel.
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