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Old 12-07-2009, 10:23 PM   #16
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I'm getting a bit snappy here I guess, forgotten that a firmware is in the future...

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:29 PM   #17
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I can see a few cracked screens being reported by people trying to take off the back cover!!
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:35 PM   #18
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I can see a few cracked screens being reported by people trying to take off the back cover!!
Fortunately, this device seems to be built by some dense ABS enclosure, also, the inner case dimensions restrict the possibility of breaking the screen in doing that. According to the reviews.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:39 PM   #19
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It seems as if journalists AND gadget sites, along with standard ebook enthusiasts, want to snuff out the Nook

That or they honestly thought it was slow and they were being honest with their readers.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:52 PM   #20
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That or they honestly thought it was slow and they were being honest with their readers.
I forgot what I said a couple of hours ago, I wonder where the dang delete button is.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:28 PM   #21
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I haven't used an eInk device yet, so I don't know how well I'll be able to handle refresh rates, etc. But it looks faster than many of the e-book programs I used (although the old reliable eBookwise turns pages faster than the eInk devices I've seen demonstrated ).

Then again, I remember when I used to have time to make a sandwich when I was using some e-book programs on the Palm -- especially when I was opening stuff on the SD card. Heckm, when I used later versions of MobiPocket, I had time to make Beef Wellington.


Well, mine supposedly ships on the 18th, so I'll see...
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:37 PM   #22
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I just saw a review on CBS and they also noted that the BN Nook was VERY SLOW compared to Amazon Kindle and Sony.

Thus, I stay with my Sony PRS 505 for occasional reading and Sony eReader for PC for most of my reading.

I downloaded Amazon Kindle for PC and it is very PRIMITIVE compared to the Sony software. One more reason to stay with Sony.

My ophthalmologist, who has an Amazon Kindle, said its contrast is so poor that he cannot read it.
Sony has nothing to do with eReader. It's B&N who support eReader on the nook.

And if your doctor thinks the Kindle's contrast is too poor to read, then he/she has rather poor eyesight and why would you want to go to an ophthalmologist who cannot see properly?
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concensus? why dont you just get your laziness out to the the BN store and try it on. I tried it out today- not slow at all. Just wait till amazon goes to touch screen- whooooaaaa!!
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I won't complain about it until I have it in my hands and judge for myself
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