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Old 11-21-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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looking at both and wondering.......thanks
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Nook.
Memory card slot.
Worth the extra $50.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:55 PM
 
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I have the first gen nook color and I love it. I havent used the kindle yet though.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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You are probably going to get answers promoting what each individual poster has already purchased. Go to youtube and type in "nook vs kindle fire" and watch a 10 minute review comparing them. A good review will show you the physical hardware and then the apps. I imagine both ereaders will do the same things. Here's one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppGwz5bs1YM

I have played with the Nook Color, and it was cool. I'm going to buy a Toshiba Thrive for Christmas. You can still read books on large tablets. Some show two pages at once in landscape mode. The Blackberry Playbook (7" screen) and Vizio tablet (8" screen) are similar in size to the Nook and Kindle if you want to check them out.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:56 AM
 
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Thought I would mention: The first gen Nook does not allow you to read in landscape mode. It works in landscape for PDFs and the internet browser though. Maybe it will fixed with this new one that's coming out
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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looking at both and wondering.......thanks
One needs to define just how one wants to use the product.

As an ereader only?

As a ereader + utility computer?

IMO the ipad wins hands down as a ereader + utility computer but they cost alot more than either the kindle or the nook. Buying an ipad refurb from Apple will drop the cost but still not a low as the other two.

If I were to choose just an ereader it would have to be the Kindle due to the new program of free books "loaned" out by Amazon. Even though I use an ipad 90% of my books come from
Amazon since it's soooooooo easy to buy & manage them with a Kindle reader on my ipad.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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looking at both and wondering.......thanks

Thread is a little old but just read a great article from Cnet regarding the debate on which device is better. Offers suggestions, too. And it's a recent article from last week.


Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? | Crave - CNET
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:38 AM
 
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Good link from HereOnMars.
In fact, CNET has a few good pieces on e-readers (I think that piece contains links to other CNET e-book reviews), and it's a good site to bookmark for other tech reviews.

I like, especially, that the CNET content on the e-readers -- and readers' comments -- discuss things like screen size, the weight of the readers (but you really need to go visit a big-box store for the hands-on test), and what you can likely expect the backlighting and the ease of reading depending on sun glare, whether it's during the day or evening, etc.

Also, it's rumored that both makers are coming out with new versions of their models before the end of the year... just to make your decision-making progress longer!!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Good link from HereOnMars.
In fact, CNET has a few good pieces on e-readers (I think that piece contains links to other CNET e-book reviews), and it's a good site to bookmark for other tech reviews.

I like, especially, that the CNET content on the e-readers -- and readers' comments -- discuss things like screen size, the weight of the readers (but you really need to go visit a big-box store for the hands-on test), and what you can likely expect the backlighting and the ease of reading depending on sun glare, whether it's during the day or evening, etc.

Also, it's rumored that both makers are coming out with new versions of their models before the end of the year... just to make your decision-making progress longer!!!
Looks like they totally ignored Sony readers, though. I love my little 5" PRS-350 with its e-ink display.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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Looks like they totally ignored Sony readers, though. I love my little 5" PRS-350 with its e-ink display.

That looks like a good one, too. Curious why they didn't include Sony in their review.
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