Hd+wow..the screen is beautiful..was going to get the 7 inch but the hd+ really is a nice size so went with that. So easy to get the movies and crackle works great. I am in love.
My question would be:
Is the web browsing on the HD as sluggish and laggy as reviews say? Or did they fix it with the software update?
Thanks to any who respond...
"Nook HD and HD+ owners whose Nooks haven't arrived - Share your feelings and excitement here."
I was very excited yesterday when I was an HD owner whose HD was supposed to be in the mail at any minute and was going to have it in my hand for my birthday and was going to surprise my sister by giving her my Nook Tablet. Today I am a very disappointed and about to be a cancelled HD owner who is extremely unhappy to receive a cheerful email telling me that they sold so many HDs that they apparently forgot to put one aside for me when I pre-ordered it a month ago but I might get lucky and get one in another month. They didn't even thank me for being a loyal customer like they did last month after I placed my order and then had a question about it. Just told me that if I want to I can cancel the order.
Please put your gripes and questions about shipping on the HD Shipping thread; this one should be reserved for questions related to use of the HD/HD+.
To Raeni - I found the browser to be really fast. Scrolling in your library is slower, and the screen is less sensitive to accidental touches.
Thanks laurieb! Great to hear. I was getting worried after reading all the reviews complaining of buggy software.
Nookie61, I had three separate orders (ordered for my team too).
One of them had both devices delayed. Now it says November 12th. I understand your frustration. I'm hoping the other two orders arrive. We really need them to work on apps.
What we're trying to do is buy instore. However, we checked in El Paso where one of my team members is on vacation (I'm in Montreal so no B&N here) and both stores didn't have anything except 32 GB Nook HD+ yesterday and today both are out of stock.
I think B&N was taken by surprise by the demand and/or Hurricane Sandy blew a hole in their shipping plans.
I have a couple of questions they couldn't answer at my B&N store:
1. Side-loading documents into the Nook HD+. In addition to a large number of epub books I've gotten from other sites, I have numerous Word, Excell and PowerPoint documents I would want to load on an HD+. Can this be done wirelessly (via wifi) through my home network or must it be done by (USB) cable attached to my PC (like with my original 3-year old Nook I still use)? While it would not bother me to side-load these documents, it would be much nicer if I could do it from my Nook HD+ without having to connect it to the PC.
2. Transferring documents between Nook HD+ and PC or external HD on wireless network. This goes a step beyond the previous question. While side-loading documents onto a Nook is akin to a "push-type" operation where you put it into the documents file on the Nook from the PC. Is it possible to transfer documents between the Nook HD+ and a PC or wifi-connected external HD from the Nook? That would enable one to employ a HD that is connected to a home wireless network as a storage device to be used by the Nook HD+ directly ... sort of like a personal "in-house cloud."
3. Bluetooth connectivity. What can one link to a Nook HD/HD+ via Bluetooth? The first thing most people think of is connecting an external keyboard or mouse and that would probably be one of the first accessories I'd get (after getting an Oberon Design cover). Down the road, however, some may think of other ways of expanding the capabilities of their Nook HD/HD+, like linking it to a smart phone in order to use the 3G/4G connectivity for the Internet, et al. Would we some day be able to connect to TVs, headphones, your smart home, your car? Bluetooth has many innovative directions available to it and it would be nice to be able to make the Nook HD/HD+ a part of that.
PC Magazine had an article about a very important niche that B&N can fill with the Nook: self-publishing. It would be nice for B&N to do more in that area.
I find it to be faster than on my laptop--I have the HD+.
I just tested it, and (assuming your computer supports it) you can send files via Bluetooth from a desktop to the NOOK HD Series devices.
Does anyone know how to get adobe digital editions, like advance reader arc ebooks, on your NOOK HD +? I have loaded them onto my NOOK Tablet before and when I connect my NOOK Tablet with my USB cord to my desktop the computer auto recognizes it and shows it in Adobe Digital Editions Software. Unfortunately it is not showing my new NOOK HD +. Any suggestions?
Go into settings,account settings,adobe reader. It looks like on this version, you authorize directly on the tablet.
Love the screen resolution on the Nook HD+. Browsing is fast. Will try side loading and dropbox later.
One Gripe: I cannot set the font size on the Twitter app. I can do this on my Nook Tablet, but the Settings option is not available on the HD+. And I REALLY need the LARGER FONTS on the Twitter app!!! Guess I'll use the browser until that is set up for the HD+.
The HD+ has a slightly different interface, which takes some getting used to. Things I could easily do on my Nook Tablet are taking forever to find on the Nook HD+. The Users Guide is OK, but I don't have some of the settings it says I should have (widgets, home page settings, etc.).
I also don't like that the "quick settings" don't show the battery life. In fact I have yet to find a graphical battery life indicator.
I was told I could watch my UltraViolet movies on this device, but I have been unable to set it up. And it is in the Settings, not an app. Strange...
It appears that B&N has gone out of their way to hide the Android underneath. Personally I think a little more Android functionality would help ease the transition from Nook Tablet (which used some Android menus and features on apps) to the Nook HD+.
Still I don't regret the purchase...yet. Time will tell if I adjust and if B&N makes improvements, which I'm sure they will.
BTW, does anyone know if B&N has a "suggestion box" for the HD nooks?
OK, I did find the battery graph. It is underAll Settings l Device Information. And the Home settings are listed under the Applications section. Still no luck in accessing the settings for the Twitter app and still no widgets. I did use Dropbox to get a book from my pc to the Nook HD+. I'm just not sure where it is saving the files. Dropbox thinks it is saving to the SD card. On my Nook Tablet it always saved to the internal Nook storage even though it said it was saving to the SD catd. I haven't found a way to see what is on my SD card or in the internal storage -- no "file manager" that I can see.
and what about sideloading?