4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2012 10:04 PM by 5ivedom

    Nook Tablet?? Disappearing from the B&N website?

      I was just surfing these forums, when I found a link to a page comparing the different Nooks, so I took a look, and there was no Nook Tablet there.


      This prompted me to look at the Nook menu item on the menu bar, and it appears that Nook Tablet has been completely removed from that as well (I did find the Nook Tablet Support link at the bottom of the page).


      Anybody know why they removed those pages? I was looking forward to see the comparison of the Nook Tablet (which I purchased for myself as a xmas gift - and which my wife is making me wait until xmas to open) with the other Nooks.

        • Re: Nook Tablet?? Disappearing from the B&N website?

          They phased those out ,sold what ever inventory they still had,  and are concentrating on the HD tablets now.   Didn't realize it either until someone else mentioned they were no longer on the website, shortly before I purchased one for one of my kids. 

            • Re: Nook Tablet?? Disappearing from the B&N website?

              Yeah, they are now phased out.


              A -quick-comparison of the NT vs the HD


              Both are 7 inch screens, but the tablet is a heavier device with less resolution.


              They have about the same battery life (10hrs w/ WiFi off)


              I believe the CPU in the HD is a newer generation than the one in the NT.  It certainly feels faster.


              The HD has all the software features of the tablet, but also has profiles so you can share your nook with family/friends and not see their books/apps/movies also you can limit kids access to various things on the Nook.  BN Video, rent or buy movies from B&N with the option to stream or download the content.  Scrapbooking, you can pull pages from magazines, newspapers, etc and add them to a scrapbook. 



              As an aside, if you purchased the NT recently, I believe November 15th but don't quote me on that, you can exchange it towards a Nook HD.  It may be in your best interest to do so as the cables for the NT/NC are less than amazing and will eventually become rather difficult to find.

            • Re: Nook Tablet?? Disappearing from the B&N website?

              I have a NT, and while I wished they preserved the web pages, try Googling "Wayback Machine". It's an Internet archive. I bet you can find the pages there. I did for Apple's iPod touch because I have the 3rd generation and I wanted a nostalgic feeling of remembering when I looked at the web wishing for it. (It makes me feel better about mine instead of the shiny new ones.)


              I'm used to technology phasing out faster than you can talk. It's just a part of consumerism and life in America. My iPhone is obsolete basically, so is my iPod, and my NT. It's a "whatever" factor to me. I may want the new devices, but if I have working ones, why bother looking? Sure they're shiny, but I have working devices. 


              I only disagree with myself here because I really want Nook Video Service. I doubt that's going to happen. Sideloading is hard for me on a Mac (I have Handbrake but I hate it, I wish DVD Catalyst had theirs for Mac). Buying videos so I could watch them anywhere? A win. 5ivedom's comments have me hoping.