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Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available to download to Android phones?

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Re: Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

someone posted a new thread asking the exact same question 26 minutes ago. Is it that necessary that you need to repost in 26 minutes? 

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Re: Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

Sorry missed the previous post. Looking forward to a positve answer.
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Re: Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

Hopefully soon, is the droid phone even out yet?

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Re: Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

Yes Dorid phones are out - I got an answer from BN customer service:

 

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your inquiry.

Unfortunately, at this time, eBooks purchased on our website are not
compatible with Andriod phones.  Please check our website often as we
are continuing to expand our download capabilities to other devices.
At this time, the Barnes & Noble eReader supports downloads to your PC,
iPhone, MAC and Blackberry.

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Re: Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

You've really got to take the "we are continuing to expand our download capabilities to other devices" comment with a grain of salt. They make it sound like they are feverishly rushing to extend this to other platforms. The truth is, the BN reader has ben out for ~4 months, and in that time, not a single new device has been added to the list, even though the original backbone for the B&N eReader software (called simply "eReader", from Fictionwise) could actually run on Windows Mobile as well, and the nook operates on Android.

 

As near as I can tell the only reason you should check back frequently is so that they can try to entice you with whatever new marketing loy is currently in use. Checking back once a month is about all you'll need to do (and maybe not even that - Google plans to begin selling ebooks by the end of the year - http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business/stories/technology/2009/10/16/1016googlebooks.htm..., and it looks like they are building it as a web-browser application, so any device with a web browser should be able to read the books - that in and of itself could be quite a coup with regards to Amazon and the Kindle - maybe this is why the nook is not initially intended to offer web browsing...?).

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Re: Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

 


BruJr wrote:

You've really got to take the "we are continuing to expand our download capabilities to other devices" comment with a grain of salt. They make it sound like they are feverishly rushing to extend this to other platforms. The truth is, the BN reader has ben out for ~4 months, and in that time, not a single new device has been added to the list, even though the original backbone for the B&N eReader software (called simply "eReader", from Fictionwise) could actually run on Windows Mobile as well, and the nook operates on Android.

 

As near as I can tell the only reason you should check back frequently is so that they can try to entice you with whatever new marketing loy is currently in use. Checking back once a month is about all you'll need to do (and maybe not even that - Google plans to begin selling ebooks by the end of the year - http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business/stories/technology/2009/10/16/1016googlebooks.htm..., and it looks like they are building it as a web-browser application, so any device with a web browser should be able to read the books - that in and of itself could be quite a coup with regards to Amazon and the Kindle - maybe this is why the nook is not initially intended to offer web browsing...?).


 

I don't think that sounds like a good idea.  I don't want to have to have internet connection to read a book.  I know Google wants me to be connected to them 24/7 but I don't have any interest in complying with their wish.  I would rather just download and own the book.

 

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Re: Does BN plan to make the BN ereader application available for Android phones?

Nope - double check the text - the files would be downloaded - you would just use your web browser to access and read them. Web browsers have, for years (I want to say "always", but I don't know that for a fact) been able to access and display off-line content.

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