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First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

Thanks for the review! Can't wait though to see the results of the testing for the battery life. I really want one of these but I have a N1E that is still going strong so I'll hold out a lil longer until a price drop for the new one.

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Thanks for the preview.

It looks like BN has hit the ball out of the park again!

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

CNET has a hands on review up too, and were very positive in theirs.  It will be nicer to see followup reviews with longer term use in the next few weeks and months, but such positive notes with the first devices bodes well.

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/barnes-and-noble-nook-wifi-review/

http://gizmodo.com/5807381/barnes-and-noble-simple-touch-nook-review-this-is-the-e+reader-you-want

 

Both Engadget and Gizmodo seem pleased with it.

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

I must stop reading about this new reader! My Nook is less than 6 months old with no problems or issues of any kind. I have no excuse to buy a new one nor can I rationalize it at all. But reading this review did make me drool just a little!

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...


kathylcsw wrote:

I must stop reading about this new reader! My Nook is less than 6 months old with no problems or issues of any kind. I have no excuse to buy a new one nor can I rationalize it at all. But reading this review did make me drool just a little!



Um, you need a backup?  One at home and one in the car?  You could hold one in each hand (with the right hand one a page ahead) and then flip two pages at a time and read it like a paper book?

 

Just tryin' to help, here.   :-)

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kathylcsw wrote:

I must stop reading about this new reader! My Nook is less than 6 months old with no problems or issues of any kind. I have no excuse to buy a new one nor can I rationalize it at all. But reading this review did make me drool just a little!



Got mine last November and NO problems at all. (drat!) I'm a tech junkie and LOVE my first e-reader experience. Would LOVE this new one, but cannot possibly justify it. And hubby and most of my family all have the N1E already as well (all loved mine and followed suit), so no one to just pass this one off to. I'll have to hold out.

 

LisaB

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You might be surprised at what a used nook can fetch through craig's list.  Figure out how much you'd have to sell your current one at to feel good about getting a new one then try it out.  Turn down the silly lowball bids you'll get at first and you just may find someone who meets your price.

 

In that case, you can get yourself a new nook, and if not you're right where you are now anyways, nothing lost other than a few minutes of your time to post a photo and description. 

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

I own a Nook 3g Classic, a Kindle 3, laptop, iPhone 4 and an iPad. I use the Nook about 10 times as much any of the others. The way things are looking I will be able to afford to pick up the new Nook :smileyvery-happy: 

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

I'm just reading the reviews now and only skimmed this thread. Forgive me if I am repeating someone else.

Over the last 18 months, there have been A LOT of requests that B&N add a way for users to change the order of the page turn buttons. According to the CNet review, you can do just that with this. :smileyhappy:
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Nallia wrote:

Over the last 18 months, there have been A LOT of requests that B&N add a way for users to change the order of the page turn buttons. According to the CNet review, you can do just that with this. :smileyhappy:

Very, very nice.

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I have the new one in my hands and have been playing with it (also have the 1st gen nook too)

 

pros:

 

super thin and light

has a good feel in your hands

touch screen is fantastic

easy set up

are able to change page buttons on side (top or bottom for page forward)

can add nook contacts and see their lendable books

 

differences from 1st gen nook

wifi only

no airplane mode (just disconnect from wifi I guess)

only screen saver options are authors and nature (I liked the one with the landmarks)

no games

no browser

no removable battery

 

So far I am liking nook 2.0!!! 

 

Any questions I am happy to answer for you :smileyhappy:

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psucutie wrote:

I have the new one in my hands and have been playing with it (also have the 1st gen nook too)

 

pros:

 

super thin and light

has a good feel in your hands

touch screen is fantastic

easy set up

are able to change page buttons on side (top or bottom for page forward)

can add nook contacts and see their lendable books

 

differences from 1st gen nook

wifi only

no airplane mode (just disconnect from wifi I guess)

only screen saver options are authors and nature (I liked the one with the landmarks)

no games

no browser

no removable battery

 

So far I am liking nook 2.0!!! 

 

Any questions I am happy to answer for you :smileyhappy:


I would bet you can sideload additional wallpapers and screensavers like on the Nook Classic...

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Thanks for the preview.

 

Does it have password protection available - both for turning on and for purchasing   ?

 

thank you

 

Karen J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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there is password protection for purchasing.  Didnt see any other password options

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psucutie wrote:

I have the new one in my hands and have been playing with it (also have the 1st gen nook too)

 

pros:

 

super thin and light

has a good feel in your hands

touch screen is fantastic

easy set up

are able to change page buttons on side (top or bottom for page forward)

can add nook contacts and see their lendable books

 

Any questions I am happy to answer for you :smileyhappy:


What do you think of the page swiping?  I got the impression from one of the videos that page swiping doesn't work well - you have to tap on the page to get it to turn.

 

Also, is the shape of the Nook OK - it looks pretty square to me.  Does that make it a problem to hold and operate with one hand?

 

What do you think of the wide bezel.  Is it too wide?

 

Thanks for your comments!

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Re: First hands on reviews of new NOOK (the nookstr to me) starting to crop up...

1) page swiping works fine.  Since I am used to the buttons on the N1E I am using those for the time being

 

2)feel in hand is awesome.  Light as a feather and the material feels good

 

3) bezel is not too wide IMO.  To each their own!

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The width of the bezel should have been based on feedback from NC owners. I saw a number of reports from people accidently placing their fingers on the touch screen while holding the unit.