11-15-2010 12:43 PM
I have been hoping that e-periodicals would be usable on my android phone, so I keep checking the emagazine section for any change in the description. Well, I now see a change, but not for the better! Here's what it says now for the NYT Book Review (my only subscription until I can read what I buy on my phone as well):
- Nook for PC
Looking at a couple of others, I see ipad listed for some (Asimov), and others list fewer devices (New Yorker lists only Nook -- really, not nookcolor or PC?). IIRC, iphone compatibility was previously a selling point for e-mags, but now they seem to have downgraded to ipad-only (and not always even that).
Any idea what's going on here? Am I to give up hope on android compatibility? Should I worry that nook color won't be able to read some of the current offerings?
11-16-2010 11:40 AM
I had hoped this was just a transitional error of listing compatible apps/devices on the way to full integration of the NookColor, but it looks a bit more serious. The New Yorker lists only the nook as a compatible reading platform, and there are reviews from users complaining that their subscriptions, which used to be available on the ipad, are now not available.
B&N needs to fix this, and should let users know what's going on. I certainly will not be purchasing any additional subscriptions without assurances that the content will be readable across platforms.