70 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2012 1:19 PM by Pat830

    i'm happy

    LarryinGa

      :smileyvery-happy:

      Got all i need. Flash and decent apps and still great reader. Wow!
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          me too!  :smileyvery-happy:

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            smug_grrl

            Me three! What a cool way to start the morning - checking out my Youtube favorites on the NC. :smileytongue:

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              I agree!

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                cyclingplatypus

                Count me as one of the pleased too, I do think it is unfortunate that so many had unrealistic expectations for the update.  Cautious app offerings to test the waters is actually a great idea, the app count can only go up.  

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                  Very satisfied. Solved some of the email issues I had, thrilled with flash and app store. Plus the instructions for side loading it were clear enough that even I was brave enough to do it. Loved my nookcolor before, but the update made it even better

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                    all in all i'm pretty happy. the NC still does what I got it for (reading and web) and the new stuff is pretty nice. could have been nicer but then again it could have been alot worse too and we could have got nothing so can't complain.

                     

                    the interesting thing will be to see how many new apps we get over time and what type and how quickly

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                        I did it !! I am not techy and do not even have a smart phone. I did the manual update and learned to play Angry Birds all in one morning. If I can do it, anyone can do it. I do have a question though, some apps have the correct icon on my home page, others just have a tiny blue "book" with or without a title. Can I fix that ? If so, how ? 

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                        Me too :smileyhappy:- This is my first post in this blog (eventhough I have been a follower since I got my nook, back in December). I was already a happy and proud owner, but I'm over the moon right now :smileyhappy:--- Not really getting all the hate.

                         

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                          Thank you B&N. Good job.
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                            I was happy before with my Nookcolor as it was; now I love it even more with all the new improvements.

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                              Yes life is good today.

                               

                              All I wanted for starters was flash, a decent e-mail client, ability to take notes and a few games - got it all!

                               

                               

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                                Doreenpv
                                Me too
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                                    I am in love too.  I am never going to get anything done now!  Great!  I have had mine since before Christmas and I am still playing with it.  The best thing I ever bought myself.

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                                        Me too!!! Looking forward to more apps - particularily a reliable PDF app - fixes to the email to make it more usable (i.e. create folders and a "Select all" to move or delete and Empty trash) and a note app that will let you copy and paste to and from notes to web/web to notes... Another wish on the list is an option to hide a book in my library (if I archive my NC buddy will not see it either).

                                        Other than that - I am really happy with my NC! It does all I want it too and more!

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                                        I cannot wait to get home and update my Nook.  My wife and I got one each about a month ago before we found out about the upcoming update.  Having being in color and web ability was the big selling point.. Having apps will be icing on the cake

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                                            ChipPM

                                            Very happy with the upgrade. Glad I picked the right day to stay home so I could sideload it when it became available.

                                             

                                            Now the only problem is that reading will have to compete with playing The Secret of Grisly Manor. I'm just average at playing those kinds of games so it will take me a while.

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                                          Got email, flash and some decent apps...I'm happy!:smileyvery-happy:

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                                            Awsome! I am happy,no problems for me!!! You go B&N!
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                                              Count me in :smileyhappy:
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                                                Flash and Angry Birds..... I'm happy!!

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                                                    I'm happy too! It's what I expected and I'm happy with it. I am looking forward to more apps in the future but I still love my NC for the same reason I initially fell in love with it and that's because it's amazing to READ on!

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                                                    Free Calender, free notepad, .99 calculator, email and Flash added! Everything I wanted except an EQ for the music player, hopefully that will come in the future. I like that the original extras can now be displayed on the home page. My .m4v files seem a little choppier since the update, but the old problem where I would have to go to the grid view to start a new video (my first one would try to play regardless of which file I chose) is gone.

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                                                      I'm like a kid in a candy store this morning! I haven't been able to put my NC down since the update! I am thoroughly enjoying my day off! Kudos to B&N--great job! I am happy with all they have done to improve my experience with the NC!  :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

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                                                        My download/sideload was easy and my apps are working.

                                                         

                                                        I am happy.

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                                                            k2nax

                                                            I know I am way in the minority on this, but when they decided to port Dead Space (my absolute favorite game)  I have to give them a huge thumbs up.  I was looking forward to this upgrade just for flash and email, but the Dead Space app took me totally by surprise.  Someone in the B&N SW team must also be a fan.

                                                            Kudos B&N!!!!

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                                                                I'm on my way!  Had to work today so no Nook Color updating for me til I got home.  Just sideloaded it and am waiting. :smileyhappy:  From what I can tell I think it will be greatly enjoyable.

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                                                                  k2nax wrote:

                                                                  I know I am way in the minority on this, but when they decided to port Dead Space (my absolute favorite game)  I have to give them a huge thumbs up.  I was looking forward to this upgrade just for flash and email, but the Dead Space app took me totally by surprise.  Someone in the B&N SW team must also be a fan.

                                                                  Kudos B&N!!!!


                                                                  Haha, I noticed that too and was like, "wait, really?" I'm also a big fan of the Dead Space series. As for the update, I'm going to stick with my rooted device because it's what I prefer, but I think Barnes and Noble really did a great job with their first major update. They added some great additional functionality to an already fantastic device, and, so far, without any major hickups (not bad for a company's first forray into these sorts of big, publicized firmware rollouts). I think the nook color was already a rediculously good value at $250 (even without the additional functionality brought by rooting), and they pushed the value even higher with this update. As long as you don't buy a nook thinking that you're buying a true tablet pc, you're going to be extremely happy with what you get. Likewise if you think you're just buying an e-reader, you're going to be blown away :smileyhappy:

                                                                   

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                                                                Very happy with my update - which I did myself!  Thanks B and N for a great product made better today.  Love it!

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                                                                    I'd like to add you as a nook friend but can't find an email address to send an invitation.

                                                                     

                                                                    I just got a nook tablet for Christmas.  I like fiction novels and authors are: Daniel Silva, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn and Jack Higgins.  Thanks  Pat

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                                                                    Totally happy.  Installed here at work.  too many apps too fast and I really need to spend more time on each.

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                                                                        apachedug

                                                                        I'm not just happy, I'm close to thrilled.  (First of all, whoever the person was that discovered you need to take your sd card out first before Angry Birds will load, thank you.)  

                                                                         

                                                                        I am getting a huge kick outta some of these apps, and that blasted Kate (in the new Nook video) talked me into buying that nifty Garmin weather app--I had NO PLANS to get that, but that thing is awesome!!

                                                                         

                                                                        AND I LOVE THE BOOK PAGE TURNS NOW, WHAT A NICE SURPRISE.

                                                                         

                                                                        Man what an awesome device this turned out to be!!

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                                                                            LarryinGa

                                                                            apachedug wrote:

                                                                            I'm not just happy, I'm close to thrilled.  (First of all, whoever the person was that discovered you need to take your sd card out first before Angry Birds will load, thank you.)  

                                                                             

                                                                            I am getting a huge kick outta some of these apps, and that blasted Kate (in the new Nook video) talked me into buying that nifty Garmin weather app--I had NO PLANS to get that, but that thing is awesome!!

                                                                             

                                                                            AND I LOVE THE BOOK PAGE TURNS NOW, WHAT A NICE SURPRISE.

                                                                             

                                                                            Man what an awesome device this turned out to be!!


                                                                            A lot of happy folks on this thread. :smileyhappy: One question - does your page turn appear as a scroll from one page to the next or as a curled type flip?

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                                                                                TaurusWriter

                                                                                and I'm unhappy that my Nook Color is at home :smileytongue: ....3 more hours to go at work!!!

                                                                                Can't wait!!!!  :smileyvery-happy:

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                                                                                    apachedug

                                                                                    Larry, the page turn is a 'page slide' or scroll, not that curl thing others have been talking about--but I still love it, I just wanted some type of discernible animation when I turned the page, sir.  :smileyhappy:

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                                                                                        apachedug wrote:

                                                                                        Larry, the page turn is a 'page slide' or scroll, not that curl thing others have been talking about--but I still love it, I just wanted some type of discernible animation when I turned the page, sir.  :smileyhappy:


                                                                                        I'm with you on the animation. I sometimes can't tell if I've flipped a page, but now I can!

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                                                                                          LarryinGa

                                                                                          apachedug wrote:

                                                                                          Larry, the page turn is a 'page slide' or scroll, not that curl thing others have been talking about--but I still love it, I just wanted some type of discernible animation when I turned the page, sir.  :smileyhappy:


                                                                                          Mine slides also. Good for me. Have a nice day.
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                                                                                        k2nax

                                                                                        Page-curl reply:

                                                                                         

                                                                                        The page curl feature for ePub files is still only available on the android/ipod/etc version of Nook reader app.  The 1.2 update for NC added a page slide feature which is more than adequate.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        However, if you use PDF files, the new ezPDF app does include a page-curl feature so you can get your page-curl fix on a NC.  In my mind the page-curl takes processor resources and is noticably slower than the page-slide.  I am glad they stuck to the page-slide for the time being.  Once the OS is optimised more the page-curl might be feasable.

                                                                                         

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                                                                                        Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy!!! Got flex pay on two NC's and a great reader tablet. It doesn't get much better than this! Or does it?
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                                                                                      I'm happy too. People expecting perfection on the first day of a major upgrade are not living in the same world as the rest of us. I expect any bugs to be fixed and more and more apps to be added as time goes on.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      I'm happy with the Pulse and GoodReads apps.

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                                                                                        This is my first post ever. I got my nook in January. I love it!  I love it even more now!! It:: does everything I need and more.. :smileyvery-happy:

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                                                                                          It's here!!!!

                                                                                          after waiting for so long I feel like shouting that :smileytongue:

                                                                                           

                                                                                          I haven't updated mine yet, but I'm already happy. I'll try to resist not updating it until weekend since there's so much work to do this week and I don't want to be playing angry bird for hours. 

                                                                                           

                                                                                          What a happy Monday.

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                                                                                            Loving my nook even more I updated my nook my wife nook and both of my sisters nooks and they all are very happy
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                                                                                              I'm happy too! I could not wait for the update so I drove 10 minutes to my local BN store and they loaded the update for me. Works great, no problems so far. I'm loving it!:smileyvery-happy:

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                                                                                                Happy, happy, happy...:smileyvery-happy:

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                                                                                                  I'm happy too.  I spent almost $20 tonight getting apps.  I take my Nook C with me everywhere, and having the apps just make it that much better. 

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                                                                                                    It is great to see so many people are happy with the update :-) I am looking forward to adding it to my NC :-)

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                                                                                                      And the crosswords work great in the far right line and also the p and del works great too and.... hey a cursor so you know where you are typing,
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                                                                                                        kawherp

                                                                                                        I'm very happy to have email and flash. I have yet to play with everything else, but I have absolutely no need to root it now. It does what I want with ease. I'm in love! I can see my schedule on tungle, check email for urgent communications, and surf the net if I'm in the mood. And I can spend most of my time reading. 

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        It was great this past weekend to snuggle down in bed and devour book after book without moving at all. I still love physical books, but I'm thrilled by the extras the Nook has. I was reading a book that referenced a famous painting and I got to look at the painting without getting up. What could be better than that?

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                          I am really happy with this update. I bought the NC for the purpose of reading my favorite books and newspapers on demand without carrying around tons books or newspapers at a time. The new update gives me more options that I did not expect when I bought the nook. As for the Ipad being better, I have a laptop that is much better then the ipad and will out perform it hands down. The Nook is awesome !

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                                                                                                            BFCoughlin

                                                                                                            Me too!  to be honest, all I really wanted was Flash.  I'm hapy with my NC as a reader and a basic Web browser.  I've got everything else on my iPhone: calendar, to-do list, photo apps, games to play when I'm stuck somewhere and bored.  I'm reeally not very interested in apps on my NC.  But Flash and improved email--that does it for me.  I'm in Nook Heaven.

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                                                                                                                Best Monday Ever!!!

                                                                                                                All I wanted was the flash player but I got so much more!!!

                                                                                                                This is like Christmas morning all over again!!!

                                                                                                                Thanks Barnes and Noble for the free update!!!

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                Also, I am happy to join all the happy people on this thread!

                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                I got a great e reader and uno i could not be more pleased thanks barnes and noble  :smileyhappy::smileyvery-happy:

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                                                                                                                  SkipperT

                                                                                                                  I expect a few lumps in the gravy but, on the whole am pretty damn chuffed about the whole thing!

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                                                                                                                    I agree!  The NOOKCOLOR is the BEST ereader out there.  All of the extras are are a bonus.  I can't believe all of the complaining on the boards...If you want an IPAD ,then  go buy one ..... True readers LOVE the NOOKCOLOR.  Thank you B&N!  Great job!

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                                                                                                                      Wow, it does not take much for you fellas to be happy. But keep in mind that this so called  "happiness" will be short-lived. For whatever makes you happy will invariably make you "unhappy. Happiness stems from within. As long as you're seeking happiness from without, you will be disappoined time and time again...

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                                                                                                                        I was glad to find this thread. Other threads have so many unhappy people. Yes, I had some trouble yesterday when B&N's servers were slammed, but once I was able to connect and get registerd (I had to unroot my nook before I could update) I was thrilled with the update. Specifically that I can now put sideloaded books on my home page. I bought the ezPDF reader app and love that too.

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                                                                                                                            I too am happy happy happy. What was a terrifically fun ereader before is now practical permanently attached to me. I'm so busy playing with the email and casino that I have barely read anything. 

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            The email was a great unexpected feature.  My family will be amazed that I am actually checking my home email.

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            I like the page animation - no way did I want the flip page deal (especially with the accompanied sound effect that sounds like someone pealing their butt out of a plastic chair in the summer).