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Old 12-08-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Red face tried to demo a nook...

Well, I schlepped off to my local B&N tonight to try out the nook. It wasn't a very successful expedition. The nook (actually they had two units that I saw, one of which refused to start up) was slow to the point of not being usable. there was an extreme lag on every tap of the LCD touchscreen. Once a book was brought up the unit seemed to function just fine. Pages turns were fast.

The staff claimed (and I have no reason to not believe them) that the nooks were working fine earlier in the day and the day before. They said that they may have been having issues with the in store wi-fi. But unless the nook was trying to download something I don't know why it would have caused such unresponsiveness.

I have a nook on pre-order, and I'm keeping it. I just hope that a firmware upgrade address these reports of sluggishness. The unit I was using doesn't seem representative of other demo units. So now, I'm just watching my in box for a shipping notice!

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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"tired to demo a nook... "

I love this thread title. I've heard that some have fallen asleep waiting for the device to respond.
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Yeah, I am tired, and I tried to correct the title...
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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NP, I fixed the type for you. Looking forward to hearing about your first hands-on experience once the shipping arrives!
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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Well, this thread got off to a good start!

I wonder if the Nook has the same sort of WiFi issues that the tOuch has. Sometimes, my tOuch just sits there forever, burning up battery time while trying to figure out the WiFi signal. Other times, it blazes along. I have never been able to figure that out.
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The nook I tried today in California also had wi-fi issues with the LCD screen. It brought up browsed and searched for books just fine but the cover flow never worked. Interesting.
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