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      • 15. Re: Introducing NOOK HD & NOOK HD+

        What BN did is simple market research that EVERY. SINGLE. COMPANY. does.

         

        BN looked at who was buying their devices and saw that the vast majority of them are women who tend to be in their thirties and up, who tend to have children, and other demographics. They then presented those demographic results to app developers who also have a vested interest in knowing who the average consumer for a platform is.

         

        Nowhere did BN say "this is everyone" and decide that unless you fit into the "Julie" mold you don't deserve a NOOK. They just did their homework on the people who tend to buy NOOKs, and it so happened that the people who tend to buy NOOK devices turned out the way they are.

         

        You are not Julie. No one is Julie. BN never said you were Julie. Just like no American family has 2.8 children. Averages are averages.

         

        I can gaurentee you that Apple, Amazon, Google, M$, and every other tech company is compiling the same exact information. Maybe they don't give their average consumer a name, but they do the same work for the same results.

         

        Can we please bury this stupid thing.

        • 16. Re: Introducing NOOK HD & NOOK HD+

          As a reader, I am not quite sure why I want a nook tablet, even if I want a tablet.  The good thing about the iPad and the Nexus is that I can install both Nook and Kindle apps.  Then I can buy wherever I want.  Given the not insubstantial premium that B&N sometimes charges for its books, I like being able to buy from Amazon sometimes

          • 17. Re: Introducing NOOK HD & NOOK HD+
            keriflur

            flyingtoastr wrote:

            What BN did is simple market research that EVERY. SINGLE. COMPANY. does.



            Yes, and most companies are smart enough to keep that information under their hat.

             

            When I told my husband, who works in marketing, that B&N went public talking about Julie, his eyes almost fell out of his head.  The best way to alienate your customers is to tell them what they want and who they are, because, like you said, no one is Julie.

             

            Have you seen some of these articles that are out today, talking about how much focus B&N is putting on how these devices are great for families and children, and then saying they designed them for women?  If B&N is putting that out there, then we as consumers have a right to respond to it.

             

            • 18. Re: Introducing NOOK HD & NOOK HD+

              Well... I do hope they'll be giving us NST users a new update with firmware issue fixes soon, at least. :smileysad:

               

              I must admit I'd like to have one of those new Nook tablets, but right now I'm more concerned with having an eReader that works just the way it's expected. Namely, it should stop clearing sideloaded content from my shelves with each reboot; it should stop having sync issues, etc.

              • 19. Re: Introducing NOOK HD & NOOK HD+

                flyingtoastr wrote:

                What BN did is simple market research that EVERY. SINGLE. COMPANY. does.

                 

                BN looked at who was buying their devices and saw that the vast majority of them are women who tend to be in their thirties and up, who tend to have children, and other demographics. They then presented those demographic results to app developers who also have a vested interest in knowing who the average consumer for a platform is.

                 

                Nowhere did BN say "this is everyone" and decide that unless you fit into the "Julie" mold you don't deserve a NOOK. They just did their homework on the people who tend to buy NOOKs, and it so happened that the people who tend to buy NOOK devices turned out the way they are.

                 

                You are not Julie. No one is Julie. BN never said you were Julie. Just like no American family has 2.8 children. Averages are averages.

                 

                I can gaurentee you that Apple, Amazon, Google, M$, and every other tech company is compiling the same exact information. Maybe they don't give their average consumer a name, but they do the same work for the same results.

                 

                Can we please bury this stupid thing.


                 

                 

                Coming soon to your new Nook MomTab HD: A free cookbook sample.

                 

                 

                • 20. Re: Introducing NOOK HD & NOOK HD+
                  keriflur

                  doncr wrote:

                   Coming soon to your new Nook MomTab HD: A free cookbook sample.


                  LOL that's awesome.  I can't believe that's a real book.  I may just have to order myself a copy.

                   

                  • 21. Re: Introducing NOOK HD & NOOK HD+

                    I owned a Google Nexus 7 for a few weeks and I really think that B&N has done a great job on the hardware.

                     

                    They've fixed everything I though was wrong with the Nexus table:

                    1. Lack of storage - The B&N Tablet can have 3 to 5 times as much storage as the Nexus 7 thanks to the SD card slot.

                    2. Headphone jack on the bottom - Who ever though this was a good idea should be kicked in the slats. When I'm using a tablet (or my phone (looking at you Apple)) for any length of time I'm usually resting it on something (desk or my lap). Having  the headphone jack on the bottom makes this problematic.

                    3. Putting the power switch next to the volume control - Let me adjust the volume, ooops I turned it off again.

                    4. Lighter - I found the Nexus 7 to heavy hold with one hand. Also the borders around the screen are so small on the Nexus it was impossible to hold with one hand without having my thumb covering the screen. I don't know if the B&N tablet resolves this second part but the concave back should make it easier to hold (like my NST).

                     

                    While I would prefer a pure Android experience from a tablet I think B&N has done a very good job.

                     

                    • 23. Re: NOOK HD & NOOK HD+ chargers
                      Omnigeek

                      DeanGibson wrote:

                      Don't forget the new chargers and cables:

                       

                      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?sort=SA&view=grid&CAT=1025876


                      What the heck kind of head is that?  I prefer being able to use any microUSB cable like I do with the NC, NT and NST.

                      • 24. Re: NOOK HD & NOOK HD+ chargers
                        DeanGibson

                        Omnigeek wrote:

                        DeanGibson wrote:

                        Don't forget the new chargers and cables:

                         

                        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?sort=SA&view=grid&CAT=1025876


                        What the heck kind of head is that?  I prefer being able to use any microUSB cable like I do with the NC, NT and NST.


                        I was wondering when someone would notice!  Yep, you break that sucker, and there's no generic backup ... I wonder if it's the same as the USB 3.0 (pricey) connector on my new Nikon D800 camera ...

                         

                        • 25. Re: NOOK HD & NOOK HD+ chargers
                          I suspect that a change was inevitable. The failure rate of the old charging cable would have been mentioned by many reviewers. It looks similar to a proprietary system used on some Motorola and Nokia products. Is it possible that their is a Windows Phone connection?
                          • 26. Re: NOOK HD & NOOK HD+ chargers
                            DeanGibson

                            DeanGibson wrote:

                             ... I wonder if it's the same as the USB 3.0 (pricey) connector on my new Nikon D800 camera ...

                             


                            Wrong!  "Includes USB wall adapter and custom 30-pin connector with 5 ft. cable.

                             

                            My Nikon's USB cable has more pins, but not 30 of them.

                            • 27. Re: NOOK HD & NOOK HD+ chargers

                              patgolfneb wrote:
                              I suspect that a change was inevitable. The failure rate of the old charging cable would have been mentioned by many reviewers. It looks similar to a proprietary system used on some Motorola and Nokia products. Is it possible that their is a Windows Phone connection?

                              Nope.  Windows Phone (at least the new Nokia phones announced last month) don't even use a cable to charge the phone's battery.  You set it on a Qi-compatible pad and it charges wirelessly.  More here.  Their data connection appears to be a standard micro USB that you'd connect to your PC.  I would guess that you could charge it through that USB cable as well.

                               

                              • 28. Re: NOOK HD & NOOK HD+ chargers
                                Omnigeek

                                DeanGibson wrote:

                                Omnigeek wrote:

                                DeanGibson wrote:

                                Don't forget the new chargers and cables:

                                 

                                http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?sort=SA&view=grid&CAT=1025876


                                What the heck kind of head is that?  I prefer being able to use any microUSB cable like I do with the NC, NT and NST.


                                I was wondering when someone would notice!  Yep, you break that sucker, and there's no generic backup ... I wonder if it's the same as the USB 3.0 (pricey) connector on my new Nikon D800 camera ...

                                 


                                Afraid I don't frequent this forum or thread that often.  I know there's a new USB standard being proposed that will power everything from desktops to tablets to TVs but someone else quoted a press release stating this is a proprietary connector.  That could be a deal-breaker for me ... I am fed up with proprietary cables and connectors.

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