06-18-2011 02:30 PM
I spent a year or so Thinking About It, but when Kobo and Nook both came out with touchscreens and the lower price I decided to finally get one.
I ended up getting the Nook specifically because it was available sooner and reads epubs.
Then I walked into a store like CAN I GIVE YOU MONEY?? and the poor Nook guy was like NO WE DON'T HAVE STOCK. He did offer to call me when he got more stock in, but I ended up ordering online. When the wait at the store is over the week and the website has free shipping, I mean.
... THEN I found out about Adobe Digital Editions' lousy *nix support. *claws face* I think there's dualbooting in my future, curse it! But I want library books and GoogleBooks, so I'm kind of up Sugar Creek. (You can run ADE via WINE in Ubuntu, but WINE just stares suspiciously at USB media, so you can't just pull it over to the Nook like you do on a PC. I think you could get around it if Nook for PC -- which also can be run through WINE -- would just flipping sync with the N2E!)
Ummm, what's your point?
06-18-2011 09:21 PM
Reasons why I went Nook. I own N1E 3G and NC
Main reason is around here I can't find Amazon giftcards. Why is that the main reason? Because I buy everything with giftcard so Nook made more sense since I could get giftcards at the store.
Second reason, I played with the display and, I liked the Nook 1E last year. So I got it for my x-mas gift last year.
Third reason, and it was a big part too. I live in small apartment and I had no more space for book cases so buying more paper books was not an option for me.
Those are the three reasons I choose Nook over other e-readers
06-18-2011 09:46 PM
Two main reasons I bought mine:
1. When the N1E wifi only came out, it came down into my price range.
2. It read (most of) my library from Fictionwise and eReader.com. (I have a few DRM'd Mobipocket books that didn't carry over, but I can still access them on my smartphone.) This library has 400+ books in it, and I'm not going to purchase them again if I can help it.
06-19-2011 06:59 AM