04-18-2012 10:15 PM
I've been following the thread about misleading advertising. Alas, it seems everyone does it--and that's a shame. But I guess it just means that we need to see the up front "information" as hype and dig deeper to the real stuff. Take claims about battery life. A year ago, I bought a Nook Color. It was advertised as having about 8 hours battery life with wifi off. That is, indeed, about what I got...maybe even a little more. My husband bought an original Nook. Its battery was supposed to last a month. Tables even showed 8 hours vs. a month. But after the asterisk a month was based on an hour of reading a day. So--not a month, actually 30 hours. Yes, still way better than the NC; but why not just say, "30 hours"?
Now we have the new NST with the small print reading, "1 month with wireless off based on ½ hour of daily reading and a 1 page refresh per minute." The Kindle touch month-long bettery is also based on half an hour a day. These devices are for READERS! How many people read only half an hour a day--and turn pages that slowly? Why not say, "15 hours"?
It does seem that the glow light version's battery does not last as long as the plain NST based on B&N's specs: the regular NST's estimates are based on an hour a day.