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Old 05-23-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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Nook Glowlight Plus has a 7.8" Screen, Will Retail for $199

B&N's next ereader will have a 7.8" screen.

I don't yet have all the info on the Nook Glowlight Plus (B&N sent out the press release, but they have not updated their website), but I can tell you it is waterproof, and has 8GB of storage, a color-shifting frontlight, and also*page turn buttons. And according to the FCC paperwork, it also has a headphone jack, and was tested for Wifi and Bluetooth.

It's going to be in stores next Monday.

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Old 05-23-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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B&N's next ereader will have a 7.8" screen... it is waterproof, and has 8GB of storage, a color-shifting frontlight, and also*page turn buttons. And according to the FCC paperwork, it also has a headphone jack, and was tested for Wifi and Bluetooth.
That sounds like a very nice device. I'm one that doesn't want a 7.8" screen. But I'll still want to look at the device as I generally really like the design of Nooks.

It's funny they're reusing the Glowlight Plus name.
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It's funny they're reusing the Glowlight Plus name.
It's not funny; it's sad. Why confuse the issue? Are they too cheap to pay for a new trademark?
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Also, who submits a press release for a new product without photos? Weird.
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That's a very nice price on a reader that size and it sounds as if it's loaded with all the options as well.
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Why confuse the issue?
They made a list of things amazon gets right and another one with things amazon gets wrong. Then the wrong list got put in the things to do stack.
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It's not funny; it's sad. Why confuse the issue? Are they too cheap to pay for a new trademark?
Seriously? The Glowlight Plus is the place to take a stand? The iPad, Microsoft Surface, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis names are used repeatedly for different products. But Glowlight Plus is where it becomes sad?
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Also, who submits a press release for a new product without photos? Weird.
It's _still_ not on their site.
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Seriously? The Glowlight Plus is the place to take a stand? The iPad, Microsoft Surface, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis names are used repeatedly for different products. But Glowlight Plus is where it becomes sad?
As a veteran NOOK user, yes, it makes me sad. YMMV
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It's _still_ not on their site.
A marketing juggernaut, these guys.
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Would you expect anything less than a bungled marketing effort out of B&N?
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I never stop hoping.

What I REALLY hope is that they've improved the software from the Glow 3.
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What I REALLY hope is that they've improved the software from the Glow 3.
Now there, I agree with you!

Hopefully ALL of the empty space is available for sideloading from the get-go, much like the original Glowlight Plus.

It was changing the partitions on the Glowlight 3 that cause the stability issues I believe. As my original Glowlight Plus is more stable and faster than my Glowlight 3.

Other than that, my only realistic hopes for improved Nook software are bring back the 'Current Read' button in the top left instead of the useless 'Profile' button that's there now, and stop nagging me to turn on the Wi-Fi. I know it's off. It saves battery.

If we're venturing into fantasy land, display series information on sideloaded books like Kobo does. And allow me to turn off the ads/book store recs that fill the bottom half of the home screen.
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Will be watching with interest. But unless they really improve their software as to speed and managing sideloaded books, I'm not going to open my wallet.
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I never stop hoping.

What I REALLY hope is that they've improved the software from the Glow 3.
I agree. I want more formatting options (margins, line spacing, ...)
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