11-18-2009 10:46 AM
Barnes & Noble,
Quesiton 1: Will the firmware on this device be upgradeable?
Question 2: Does nook have the physical hardware required for text to speech?
Question 3: Would firmware upgrades potential lead to text to speech enablization?
1: B&N has stated that they will be providing Over-the-Air updates to the nook.
2: Sure, it has speakers and a headphone jack. Aside from that, the processor on board should be more than enough to handle it.
3: Potentially? Yes. Will B&N actually provide the functionality? Maybe, maybe not...they haven't made any guarantees about Text-To-Speech.
12-27-2009 08:52 PM
It is my advice to Barnes and Noble and the creators of the nook to create a text-to-speech function. Although this is not the main deciding factor for many nook users, there is still a portion of the market that will make their decision between the nook and the kindle because of this feature. It would be wise for the company not to ignore this thread of feedback. Also, if possible, it should be provided as an update for current nook owners. I do not currently own a nook, so it makes no difference to me; however, for how long the product has been on the market, it is clear that any update in the product should not be at an additional cost to current nook users.
02-23-2010 02:47 PM
02-23-2010 02:50 PM
I hope Barnes and Noble reads these Posts!! Then we'd know if such ideas are considered! B&N reps--are you out there?