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The Nook

by boswd / May 19, 2010 3:35 AM PDT

I've had my Nook for over a week now. So far this has been really impressive.

it's v.1.3 updated, the performance is very snappy.

I toiled endlessly between the Nook and The Kindle but in the end the Nook just has too many features that are more beneficial than the Kindle.

e-Pub supported (Kindle you are locked into their walled in garden) it's annoying enough with iTunes now Books? aye charumba

The in-store browsing. I'm a Bookstore nut so this is a great feature to browse and read books for free instore.

Free Friday's -yeah that is just cool.

Teh look and feel of it. I like the rubberized back, gives it a very high quality feel. The Kindle's back is a little slick at least the Kindle 2.

Navigation - the kindle just feels very 80'ish with that joystick to navigate around.

The Nook with the color lcd touch screen and finger swiping gives you more of a "Today" feel to it. It's fun to navigate around the Nook, you can even turn the pages using the finger swipe on the LCD screen when it goes dark. the Kindle is just boring in a sense.

Sorry I just like the book cover art and the newspapers covers that you can scroll through. It just adds to the overall experience.

Yes it does take some time with the Nook to fly through the navigations and where to go, etc. but so didn't the first time you got an IPhone, smartphone or you Blackberry. My old Motorola Startack Phone was easier to navigate than my iPone,

Wi Fi connection

As of right now after the performance enhancing and new webbrowser on the Nook it is the superior E-reader of the two.

it just really is.
The Kindle is very 80'ish

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How about translating this to CNET User review on the Nook?
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 21, 2010 7:19 AM PDT
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Assault on Battery
by FiOS-Dave / January 29, 2011 9:42 AM PST
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As I understand it, you MUST return a Kindle to have the battery replaces (at around $45!)
With the Nook, you pop off the back cover, remove one screw and pop out the battery, You can then purchase a new one from many different vendors, While the back is popped, you can add an SD card to increase your storage capability.
Since this is the first device I've hAd that uses finger swiping, I still get confused as to which way to swipe to move the contents on the LCD screen!
Also, when trying to log onto a website, you will probably have to zoom in 1 or 2 times in order to get to the login box on the webpage. Too bad there isn't a standard for placement of logon boxes!

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Brouser Info
by Larry A, Scak / February 9, 2011 4:00 AM PST
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I am think of this product. Do I need a web account with ATT or the like to use it through the wifi??

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NO you do not
by krubby / February 9, 2011 2:52 PM PST
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NO - you do not. what you do need is a wi fi connection for it to connect to if you want to wirelessly 'update'. at home you can always use your usb cable instead if you do not have wi fi. OR it works at McDonalds, Starbucks, etc - where ever they have free wi fi

but the device itself does not require any type of plan at all

I have the nook (not the color just the b&w nook) and love love love it

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by boswd / February 11, 2011 2:20 AM PST
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it'll connect to any wi fi connection, though some maybe password protected but nope no contracts at all, even if you get the 3G/Wi Fi version,

your wireless connection is free.

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