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Heritage07
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Registered: ‎12-13-2009
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Re: B&N press event October 26 - NOOK Color tablet?


icebike wrote:

Question:

 

How long till this thing is rooted and the Kindle for Android app is sideloaded?

 

In addition to being an ipad killer, this thing could beat kindle with their own stick..


Looks promising, but the Nook Color is NOT an iPad killer. I have have the original Nook and an iPad. Nook may be better in direct sunlight, but the iPad is easier to read at night verses my Nook with it's M-Edge light. The fact that you can read Kindle books, B&N, or iBooks is awesome. Don't waste your time buying magazines and newspapers as the format and navigation is horrible on the Nook.  B&N really needs to improve this quickly otherwise many will continue to be disappointed.

 

Let's see how fast the Kindles price drops to under $100.00. :smileysurprised:   Steve Job's is too arrogant to drop the iPads price.  :smileywink:

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Technologirl
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Registered: ‎09-01-2010
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Re: B&N press event October 26 - NOOK Color tablet?

 


Saint_Nookolas wrote:

 


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Specs say that, in this case, "Borrowing" on the nookcolor is the ability to see all the books on a friend's nook and request to borrow them via the LendMe feature.  


 

Geezus. Let's hope not.

 

What an obscene violation of privacy that would be.

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DiAnneInDover
Posts: 459
Registered: ‎04-14-2010

Re: B&N press event October 26 - NOOK Color tablet?

 


Technologirl wrote:

 


Saint_Nookolas wrote:

 


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Specs say that, in this case, "Borrowing" on the nookcolor is the ability to see all the books on a friend's nook and request to borrow them via the LendMe feature.  


 

Geezus. Let's hope not.

 

What an obscene violation of privacy that would be.


 

I'm not certain, but I would presume that it would only be possible if you specifically chose to let certain friends see your library.  I can see it being helpful if you have several family members who have different B&N accounts or friends who are really close. 

 

Netflix did something similar a few years ago.  The let you specify certain friends to see your queue and share recommendations.  It was nothing I signed up for because of the privacy issue. 

 

So, in the end, it's only an invasion of privacy if you choose to let it be (again, I presume).