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Old 10-30-2013, 03:36 AM   #16
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Probably the least attractive ereader I've ever seen.

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Old 10-30-2013, 04:02 AM   #17
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Reminds me something vaguely electronic, but wasn't really, that my son had when he was 3, in the 90's.
(I think that ended up in the garden somewhere ... )
Indeed, it looks like it may well have been designed by a 3 year-old ....

Yes, a real turkey in the making - can't see any real plus points about it.

And white ? No no no ....
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:10 AM   #18
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I was thinking about buying one this year. Now that they have removed the good parts I will not be buying.

Whoever designed that cover should be shot.

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Old 10-30-2013, 04:39 AM   #19
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Well, I now feel justified in jumping ship from Nook to Kobo's new Aura. It's like B&N learned nothing from their own past (the "reserved storage" snafu) nor from any of their competitors. I just hope this doesn't take their ebook store down with it when it crashes and burns, since I still prefer to buy my books there.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:07 AM   #20
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I was somewhat interested in what nook would come up with, but now I know, count me out.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:36 AM   #21
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Probably the least attractive ereader I've ever seen.
Yeah, it really is ugly, and all out of proportion with that 20th century screen aspect ratio. I can carry my Nexus 7b in my hip pocket, but that short fat Nook just does not look very carry friendly. It does not even look very read friendly. IMHO, the aspect ratio of a paperback page is a lot closer to ideal than that short fat aspect ratio.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:51 AM   #22
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Wow, I am really glad I bought a spare ST glowlight. This new one looks like it was designed by a failed Wannabe Apple developer
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:14 AM   #23
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Wow, I am really glad I bought a spare ST glowlight. This new one looks like it was designed by a failed Wannabe Apple developer
I wonder what a dedicated ereader designed by Jonathan Ive would look like? I have no doubt I would be inspired to buy it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:48 AM   #24
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Wow, I am really glad I bought a spare ST glowlight. This new one looks like it was designed by a failed Wannabe Apple developer
Actually, it appears to have been created by an Apple designer in the '80s. I was just thinking: "Why did Barbs and Nipples decide to make it look like the amputated screen from a Mac SE30?"


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Old 10-30-2013, 07:03 AM   #25
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No SDCard, no reason to buy one. I have a nearly full 16 GB card on my Nook Simple Touch, and it appears that my only options now are Kobo. They should have updated the OS and while I'm not so sure about the color of the bezel, it probably would have been fine inside the cover, assuming the new one is interchangeable with the original covers.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:30 AM   #26
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I'll take a look at it in the stores, but I'll probably pass. Looking at the slide show, I'm not seeing any improvement in the reading software (formatting options).
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:43 AM   #27
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No SD slot is the decider for me. I only read side loaded books so I need to be able to put on a fair bit of my own content. I didn't mind the lack of user space with the SD card, but unless I can use all the internal space for my own books the lack of an SD card slot is no good.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:51 AM   #28
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Its like they knew what people wanted from the new nook and decided to not give them to us.
That is what it seems like, to me! I was interested when I saw it had 4gb, until I realized only a quarter of that is any good to me!

FORGET IT.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #29
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Makes me glad I had already jumped the Nook ship. It's like they are TRYING to fail!
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Makes me glad I had already jumped the Nook ship. It's like they are TRYING to fail!
They might end up succeeding. This looks ugly.
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