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Taxandria
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Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

I picked up an iPad instead of a Nook Color. This little machine is so gorgeous and I'm tickled pink with it. Nook Color looked really pretty, but I couldn't justify spending so much on something smaller and more limited than an iPad. I played with a Nook Color in a B&N in NY and it seemed like it was trying to be a distant cousin of iPad. 

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Gus97
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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

Traitor.

 

Just kidding. :smileyhappy: The iPad and the nookColor - it's hard to make a decision, though I went for the latter. It's all up to you, I guess.

 

But you'd better download the nook app for iPad.

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deemure
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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

To each his own.  My only question would be why didn't you wait until round about January when the iPad 2 is supposed to come out, complete with real USB port, camera, and other things?  Or perhaps they were having a sale.

 

Really, if the iPad is what you want that is great.  I would personally opt for a touchscreen laptop for more functionality and more features, but that is my preference.  My brother actually got a deal and got a laptop that came with a free netbook.  So he has choices for ereading.

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Anthony1970
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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

 


deemure wrote:

To each his own.  My only question would be why didn't you wait until round about January when the iPad 2 is supposed to come out, complete with real USB port, camera, and other things?  Or perhaps they were having a sale.

 

Really, if the iPad is what you want that is great.  I would personally opt for a touchscreen laptop for more functionality and more features, but that is my preference.  My brother actually got a deal and got a laptop that came with a free netbook.  So he has choices for ereading.


 

My guess is (based on previous posters not knowing about tech upgrades every six months to a year) Taxandria didnt know about the Ipad 2.

 

Good going Demmure now Taxandria is going to want an upgrade from apple. :smileywink: LOL

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g0tr00t
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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

That is the wonderful world of options. This nook cokor to me is a dream. My android phone serves as its wifi hotspot, so I am always connected without the charge. I am an Android junkie and just love tying my devices together and letting them breathe. The nook color has SO much more potential once B&N let's it breathe. The next few weeks should be an interesting roller coaster.
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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

The iPad is a great device, but very subpar for reading. It's simply too large and heavy for any extended period of reading, in my opinion.

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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

 


Taxandria wrote:

I picked up an iPad instead of a Nook Color. This little machine is so gorgeous and I'm tickled pink with it. Nook Color looked really pretty, but I couldn't justify spending so much on something smaller and more limited than an iPad. I played with a Nook Color in a B&N in NY and it seemed like it was trying to be a distant cousin of iPad. 


 

Couldn't justify spending so much on it???? The NOOKColor is $249 ... the cheapest iPad is $499, and that is with 16gb of storage which is not expandable. The NOOKColor can take up to a 32gb MicroSD card. 

 

They are two different devices meant for two different audiences. If you really wanted a tablet to read on occasionally, then I guess the iPad would be ok. It is pretty heavy, and reading for any length of time would be tiresome. However, as someone pointed out, Apple will be coming out with the next generation of the iPad shortly which should address the shortcomings of the current one. If it had been me, I would have waited for the next release, especially considering how expensive the iPad is.

 

As they say, different strokes .... hope you enjoy your iPad.

 

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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

And don't you need a monthly data package for the ipad? And it's not cheap for that, either.

 

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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

 


hollygNJ wrote:

And don't you need a monthly data package for the ipad? And it's not cheap for that, either.

 

Holly


only if you get the wifi & 3G ipad.  The wifi only is just that...wifi only.

 

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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

 When I purchased my classic nook at best buy, the sales guy tried really hard to sell me an Ipad.He didn't even want to stop at the nook display. Maybe that happened to the op too.

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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

When the iPad came out, I wanted one too!  It was just gorgeous but too expensive for me.  The Nook Color is just perfect for my needs cuz it does all the things I would actually use regularly after getting over the fireworks of the iPad.  I just want to read books and magazines, go online a little, play an idle game of Sudoku when I'm bored, and occasionally watch a movie when stuck on a long flight.  Mainly the books & magazines though!  My gaming and multimedia needs are pretty minimal.

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Re: Skipped Nook Color, went straight for the iPad

I have both.  The ipad can certainly do more, but as an ereader it's just too dang big.  I really don't know why Apple made it this size instead of a more standard tablet sized like 7 inches or whatever.  Then it might be kind of perfect.  It is great for watching movies and web browsing, though.