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Fire or Nook?

 
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AMAZON's KINDLE FIRE Vs. B&N NOOK
The Fire burns the nook up!
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 42%  [ 3 ]
Nook puts the fire out!
0%
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Neither (please post which E-reader is numero uno)
57%
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Prof.Gringo



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Fire or Nook? Reply with quote

Kindle Fire from Amazon versus Nook Reader from B&N...Which do you think is better AND why???
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MotherF



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither, if you are serious about reading on it for extended periods of time, you want an e-ink screen not a back lit screen.
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Mr_Monkey



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't get eye strain from LCDs?


If you intend to do things other than read, I'd be inclined to go for the Nook - whack Cyanogenmod CM7 on there and you have a full-featured tablet PC.
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AGoodStory



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Monkey wrote:
Am I the only person in the world who doesn't get eye strain from LCDs? . . .


http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-20021227-82.html

One take on LCD vs e-ink screen question--the author seems to share your opinion, Mr. Monkey.

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Prof.Gringo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies!

Anymore??? Question
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hollysuel



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get an I-pad and then download the kindle AND the nook app!
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Qaaolchoura



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a (now discontinued) Nook WiFi. Which has a depressingly low battery life (I hear the Nook Touch is a lot better in that regard), and can't handle text wrapping for PDFs (I convert all PDFs to epubs in Calibre). But I agree with some previous comments. If I'm going to read books electronically, it won't be on a backlit screen. (I actually prefer paper books, but that's no good for extended periods of time abroad.) I own a Galaxy Tab to do the tablet stuff, and a Nook WiFi solely to read books on.

~Q
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Montanaland



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Fire Reply with quote

The Kindle Fire is a watered down version of the ipad. I would rather have an ipad...however you can barely get a refurbished ipad2 for $350??
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Qaaolchoura



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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Fire Reply with quote

Montanaland wrote:
The Kindle Fire is a watered down version of the ipad. I would rather have an ipad...however you can barely get a refurbished ipad2 for $350??

Galaxy Tab > iPad.

Though I hear that some of the best tablets out there are Chinese exclusives. Not knockoffs; real originals.

~Q
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teachingld2004



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Kindle or Nook Reply with quote

I am wondering that same thing.
I am going to China in Audust, and I want a reader. Friends tell me that both the Nook and Kindle have problems. I just think I will continue to use my ipod. It is small, but very clear. Problem is the battery life is very short.
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Mr_Monkey



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No system is perfect.

As an e-reader, an iPod would simply be a stupid choice, particularly given the (unjustifiable) abundance of PDFs in the wild. You have no idea of the frustration that will ensue when you try to convert the fucker to something legible on an iPod screen, or when the PDF viewer you install kills your battery in even less time than you thought possible.

PDF is a bad technology for the post-PC world. It's just not a relevant standard unless your primary intent is limiting how your readers use the file.

A Kindle battery lasts a month or so (with WiFi on). If you just want a reader and are prepared to put up with badly-formatted PDFs and convert the rest of your files using Calibre, you can't really go wrong.

If you want to be charging your reader every night (I do it with my phone and it's not that big a hassle), then you should probably go with something else.

It's all about control - how much are you prepared to take?
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teachingld2004



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: e readers Reply with quote

Mr, what e-reader do you have?
I want to buy one in the next week or 2. I can not lug booms with me.
Thanks
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willraber



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon, B&N, Google and some others provide
FREE software that works on both my laptop
and smartphone. I do not need another toy
to tote around.
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