03-07-2012 09:27 PM - edited 03-07-2012 09:29 PM
03-07-2012 10:29 PM
Well, at the risk of fanning the flames, I'd say this is a good idea. It's similar to something done all over the place. Companies do release full versions of things and often release "lite" versions that are less expensive. These may be more appealing to someone that isn't made of money and might use the $50 left over to buy books. It might appeal to someone that does not plan on a lot of youtubing, but wants things the NC does not have. As for the age old Amazon vs. BN conflict, well it has become quite obvious that the big A is sacrificing the rest of their site in order to support kindlemania. Being in a rural area with limited access sometimes to products, I unfortunately do buy from the etailer that must not be named. Lately, the experience has been awful. They no longer seem to sell the majority of the products themselves, so I can kiss Prime savings goodbye. And, items lost by shippers now tend to get me all but called a liar (your item was delivered) and require several calls to the shippers and CS experiences with Amazon employees all over the world. Enjoy kindle land
I think competition is good for consumers! If there is only one product then manufacturers will get lazy! Now that we have Amazon and B&N fighting it out the readers are getting cheaper and support will get better (ideally) and we have these fun machines to play with.
03-07-2012 11:56 PM
I'm starting to think that the real purpose behind the NT8 is that BN saw a sales bump for the NC once they dropped the price to $200, even with the superior NT being only $50 more. I was in Target yesterday, and they had NCs on sale for$169. That tells me that BN is nearly out of their last manufacturing run of NCs, and still wanted a product at that price point. I'm sure software, etc. Is simpler, ongoing, with 2 models so similar, rather than ordering another run of NCs. I don't know if it means anything or not, but the store had NCs and Kindles in stock, but the shelf space for NT boxes was empty. They had one on display, though.
03-13-2012 04:16 PM - edited 03-13-2012 04:28 PM
I was in Target yesterday, and they had NCs on sale for$169.
That's the new Nook Color pricing, announced at the same time as the NT-8GB was announced. If Target was treating it as a sale price, it means they think the price is low enough that they can persuade shoppers that its a special discount and they better hurry up and buy if they want one.
I'm sure software, etc. Is simpler, ongoing, with 2 models so similar, rather than ordering another run of NCs.
They also could be looking to cost cutting that they can do to the Nook Color to hit the $150 price point, now that the Nook Color is established as the "budget color reader" line.
The most expensive part of a tablet is the display, and the Nook Color display being a generation behind will account for a good chunk of the $30 price difference, but if there's an available less expensive alternative 1024x600 display, they could be aiming for the $150 price point. They'll have some notion of the appeal at that price point, as that was where they were selling the refurbished Nook Colors between the introduction of the NT-16GB and the introduction of the NT-8GB.
04-22-2012 06:55 AM
Too many nooks, I'm confused and bored. I have the nook color and nook sitting on the shelf. I read on my iPad using iBooks, nook app or kindle app, depending on the mood I am in when I purchase a book. When I see these prices drop, I feel ripped off.
I hear you! And I get why you use one device for all puposes.
Q: Is your reading experience on the iPad significantly different from your reading experience on the Nook?
04-22-2012 11:27 AM
I have the NT and my wife has a NC. I've noticed my NT is
lighter and I think it's faster on the internet, has a dual core
processor. I paid $249 for hers years ago and just $200 for
mine. We both love our Nooks.
I used the Nook for PC client for years before I bought my
NT and it was nice but my PC is a desktop so I could
only read sitting at my desk.
If I had a portable machine like a laptop or a tablet I
would probably blow off the NT and just use the PC or
android client. You can get a client for Kindle too, take
advantage of Amazon's cheap books.
09-10-2012 03:11 PM
I bought one last week. I really like it. As a long time user of mobile devices, I really like it. The only complaint I have is the lack of apps. Too bad those that create Android tablets like the nook don't open them up to what is now Google Play. I lhave aDroid phone and love the large number of apps I can get from Google.
I just bought a 16 Gig MicroSD card yesterday to add to my NT 8GB. I may put Android for Nook system on it tonight.
10-14-2012 07:02 PM
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