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Old 06-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #31
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Barnes & Noble Is Getting out of the Hardware Business...

Barnes & Noble Is Getting out of the Hardware Business – Puts the Nook HD, Nook HD+ On Clearance
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #32
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They could be clearing the way for a new model. But they're probably getting out of the tablet business. That's too bad, because as someone who does read on the tablet a lot, B&N tablets have the best screen.
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I've just bought a 16gb Nook HD. I've downloaded all the apps I'll ever need as I want it primarily as an reader and to write documents to sync with Dropbox. I paid more than the US sale prices as devices are much dearer in the UK, but its still a lot cheaper and more attractive (due to the SD slot) than the iPad mini, the only other tablet I've previously considered, which right now doesn't have a good enough screen.

I fully expect Nook disappear, and have even bought two cases so I have a spare if anything happens to mine, and a spare charger, as once the devices go the accessories go too.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #34
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That article is guessing that B&N is getting out of the hardware business because B&N has extended their sale. It's a rather poorly written article with no facts to back it up.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:28 PM   #35
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Now I'm not going to say the Nook is going to die, but it might not hurt to polish up that eulogy speech, you know, just in case the patient takes a sudden turn for the worse.
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That article is guessing that B&N is getting out of the hardware business because B&N has extended their sale. It's a rather poorly written article with no facts to back it up.
"no facts" LOL
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"no facts" LOL
Care to share the facts? They are discounting the current models, how do you make the jump from here to "are getting out of the hardware business"? For all we know they could be working on the next-gen tablets.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:18 AM   #38
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I fully expect Nook disappear, and have even bought two cases so I have a spare if anything happens to mine, and a spare charger, as once the devices go the accessories go too.
Don't forget the screen protectors too.
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Don't forget the screen protectors too.
I picked up the Mediadevil Kindle HD protector as I wanted the crystal clear one (I have them on my ipad and iPhone), it needed trimming as its too big but it went on perfectly. It comes in a two pack so I've even got a spare of that
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For those using screen protectors, is it for the glare so you can more easily read in the sunlight? Do they really work for that?

The HD and HD+ have gorilla glass. From my experience with gorilla glass on Apple iOS devices, it is stupendously tough and scratch-resistant. So I don't see the need to cover up the screen of my HD just to protect it.

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The Nook hardware division may or may not be on the chopping block, but afv is right -- as of now, there are no supporting facts to support the conclusion it is.

If it is destined to disappear soon, that would be a shame. I really think the HD/HD+ are superb tablets and I even love their navigation and interface (after a little tweaking). I think it is much better than the native Apple iOS interface, and more customizable. Hopefully B&N can continue to develop new Nook products for the sake of diversity and competition.

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For those using screen protectors, is it for the glare so you can more easily read in the sunlight? Do they really work for that?

The HD and HD+ have gorilla glass. From my experience with gorilla glass on Apple iOS devices, it is stupendously tough and scratch-resistant. So I don't see the need to cover up the screen of my HD just to protect it.

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I had a phone with Gorilla glass that still got a scratch on it. The main reason though, is actually that my screen protector actually leaves less fingerprints than just the plain glass. And my hands sweat a lot. It doesn't help at all with glare.
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For those using screen protectors, is it for the glare so you can more easily read in the sunlight? Do they really work for that?

The HD and HD+ have gorilla glass. From my experience with gorilla glass on Apple iOS devices, it is stupendously tough and scratch-resistant. So I don't see the need to cover up the screen of my HD just to protect it.

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No I hate the anti glare screen protectors, they pixelate the screen. I use a crystal clear one simply to protect the screen from scratches etc.

I didn't know about the gorilla glass.
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I got a 16GB HD+ and a 32GB HD+ and then rooted and cleaned it up (described at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2318487 ). I love these tablets and hope that BN, even with its misguided decisions, stays in business and thrives. The light-weight, high-resolution, and excellent battery life really make for a superb device. It is sad that BN loaded it with so much garbage but once you clean it up, it is an awesome piece of kit.
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My prior Android device was my Pandigital Novel, that I had rooted, and the Nook HD is light years ahead of that device. I'm finding that it is much easier to get used to Android's methods as opposed to Window's methods now than it used to be.

I also question the assumption as fact that B&N is "getting out" of the business.

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Given that this is the second sale in less than a month, and given that the sale prices are costing B&N a lot of money with each unit sold, I would suggest that we are looking at a clearance sale in all but name.
(which they make back with the first few ebook orders or movie sales )

Supposition, based apparently on....

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A little over a month ago Barnes & Noble quietly removed any mention of their Nook for PC and Nook for Mac apps, and today they confirmed to me that the apps are no longer being supported.
They have been replaced by "Nook for Windows 8" and "Nook for Web". Not surprising, given the increasing sale of tablet devices and phones over desktops and laptops for casual use.

ETA: Apparently B&N has restored "Nook for PC" and "Nook for Mac" since they are listed once again on their website. Listening to their customer base, perhaps?

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