|12-08-2009, 07:51 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
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!
Last edited by tuomas; 12-08-2009 at 08:01 PM. Reason: typo
|12-08-2009, 08:10 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Device: Proud G1 Kindle Owner
"tired to demo a nook... "
I love this thread title. I've heard that some have fallen asleep waiting for the device to respond.
|12-08-2009, 08:21 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
|12-08-2009, 08:37 PM||#6|
Beepbeep n beebeep, yeah!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, aka America's IceBox
Device: iThingie, KmkII, I miss Zelda!
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.
|12-08-2009, 08:43 PM||#7|
I'm Super Kindle-icious
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: K1, KTSO, KFHD7, KPW1
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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