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      • 15. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

        TnTexas wrote:
        And in case anyone's interested, here's an article that throws the Samsung 7 (aka as Galaxy Tab 2) and the Tablet into the mix:

        http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nexus-7-vs-kindle-fire-vs-nook-tablet-200-tablet-showdown/


        Um... no it doesn't  :smileyhappy:  It's N7 vs. KF1 vs. NT.

         

        The thing is that while it's easy enough to make charts and compare specs, specs don't tell the whole story.  E.g., the N7 has a quad-core Tegra3 processor, which in real-world use may not be any faster than a dual-core OMAP processor.  But it sounds 'better'.

         

        Also, it's misleading to say that the N7 and KF can be charged from a computer, but the NT can't.  It can (assuming it's like my 3 NC's), because I've done so dozens of times.  It just charges slower that way.  I don't know what the charge time is for the KF and N7 (which are limited to the 500 mA they can draw through USB), but I do know that the Nooks have a high-current charge mode, which lets them charge much more quickly than they would otherwise.  So instead of this looking like a negative for the NT, it should be billed as an advantage!

         

        Likewise, it shows 3 different marketplaces for the 3 tablets: GooglePlay, Amazon, and B&N store.  Which is misleading, because while the KF and NT are locked into their single ecosystem, the N7 has access to all 3!

         

        I do find the screen rez, lighter weight, Bluetooth, camera, and open-access to be compelling advantages for the new N7.

         

        - Mark

         

        • 16. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

          http://www.anandtech.com/show/6061/mhl-and-usbotg-on-the-nexus-7-mounting-usb-storage-not-supported

           

          Just another tidbit about the Nexus 7.

          USBOTG would have been a nice way to side-step the whole issue of not having an SD card reader. I'm still thinking of getting one, to be honest.

          • 17. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

            I ordered my Nexus 7 yesterday. I have enjoyed my Nook Color but get frustrated by its restricted OS and no access to the Android app market. B&N: open up your OS and maybe I'll buy your hardware again someday.

             

            Tried it rooted but it's not the same as a real open tablet.

             

            I will miss being able to read my Time subscription on the new Nexus because so far, the magazine won't work in the Nook App without running on an actual Nook.

            • 18. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

              I just bit the bullet and rooted my Nook Tablet last Friday and am now happily taking advantage of all available Android options for my tablet. I would have preferred to be loyal to Barnes and Noble and not rooted the unit but I have waited long enough. Now I can comfortably call it a tablet.

               

              Don't fence me in... which is why I didn't not buy an iPad in the first place.

              • 19. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...
                bobstro

                billraab60 wrote:

                I just bit the bullet and rooted my Nook Tablet last Friday and am now happily taking advantage of all available Android options for my tablet. I would have preferred to be loyal to Barnes and Noble and not rooted the unit but I have waited long enough. Now I can comfortably call it a tablet.

                 

                Don't fence me in... which is why I didn't not buy an iPad in the first place.


                I'd love to know how rooting my devices is disloyal to B&N. I've bought 3 NC, 1 NT and 2 NST, not to mention 4 ongoing magazine subscriptions and numerous books in recent months. B&N seems more than happy to take our cash. How can anyone figure we're anything but their best customers?

                • 20. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

                  bobstro wrote:

                  I'd love to know how rooting my devices is disloyal to B&N. I've bought 3 NC, 1 NT and 2 NST, not to mention 4 ongoing magazine subscriptions and numerous books in recent months. B&N seems more than happy to take our cash. How can anyone figure we're anything but their best customers?



                  The best customers don't continually make comments that their device doesn't do something it was never intended (or advertised) to do? Maybe.

                  • 21. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

                    flyingtoastr wrote:

                    The best customers don't continually make comments that their device doesn't do something it was never intended (or advertised) to do? Maybe.


                    Good point. I bought into the Nook ecosystem with my Simpletouch and Nook Color. But that was before I really knew about the wider world.

                    • 22. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...
                      DeanGibson

                      Undo wrote:
                      ... I bought into the Nook ecosystem with my Simpletouch and Nook Color. But that was before I really knew about the wider world.

                      I wonder if a significant block of Nook buyers (color/tablet) aren't going to be transitional for B&N:  Buy a Nook, buy some books, get used to tablet-like features, want more, move on.

                      • 23. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...
                        bobstro

                        flyingtoastr wrote:

                        The best customers don't continually make comments that their device doesn't do something it was never intended (or advertised) to do? Maybe.


                        I've never complained that the NOOKs don't do things it was advertised to do, but I don't feel bad about voicing my opinions about B&N's strategy. Given the trends here in the boards lately, I'm not the only one with similar feelings. Would B&N prefer that customers just silently leave without expressing why?

                         

                        Meanwhile, I've spent plenty of money at B&N. They seem happy enough to take my money.

                        • 24. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

                          bobstro wrote:

                          I've never complained that the NOOKs don't do things it was advertised to do, but I don't feel bad about voicing my opinions about B&N's strategy. Given the trends here in the boards lately, I'm not the only one with similar feelings. Would B&N prefer that customers just silently leave without expressing why?

                           

                          Meanwhile, I've spent plenty of money at B&N. They seem happy enough to take my money.



                          Oh not talking about you specifically, just the general rooting community we get on these boards ("my NOOK doesn't go to the Google Play Store and it's NOT A REAL TABLET WAAAA!!!!"). It has been made abundantly clear that Google Play access is not going to be part of the NOOK experience, and no salesman is going to dupe you into buying it by saying it is. Hence why I don't consider rooters "good" customers.

                           

                          I'm not commenting on the validity of BN's position at all.

                          • 25. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

                            DeanGibson wrote:

                            I wonder if a significant block of Nook buyers (color/tablet) aren't going to be transitional for B&N:  Buy a Nook, buy some books, get used to tablet-like features, want more, move on.



                            Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Users like that will be familiar with NOOK, and probably have a vested interest (i.e. content purchased via BN) in installing and continuing to use the NOOK app on their new device. In addition, they would probably still be likely to be interested in BN's eInk models to augment their shiny new tablet, given that no major tablet vendor produces ereaders.

                             

                            Granted, there are some major problems that are IAMCA. But there are worse business models.

                            • 26. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

                              DeanGibson: I wonder if a significant block of Nook buyers (color/tablet) aren't going to be transitional for B&N:  Buy a Nook, buy some books, get used to tablet-like features, want more, move on.

                               

                              Either this or hear the name Tablet and because ts name assume the device can do things it can't do, buy it and then be disappointed.

                              • 27. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

                                The best thing I see about this device is it is a Nexus device.  Which means it will get OS updates it is qualified for as soon as Google releases them.  Yes, BN isn't the only OEM that doesn't do updates right.  Most Samsung owners are still waiting for ICS when JB is the current OS.

                                • 28. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...

                                  I opened my nexus 7 last night.  I installed the B&N nook reader app and my entire book library was there. 

                                   

                                  This is a very impressive tablet that works well.

                                   

                                  • 29. Re: So about Google Nexus 7...
                                    LarryOnLI

                                    I'm married to "Julie".....

                                     

                                    She refuses to get a smart phone, her old phone was so obsolete that AT&T sent her a letter that it would soon no longer work on their network and she needed a new phone. She wanted (and got) another dumb phone, despite my offer to get her an iPhone 4S.

                                     

                                    I got her an iPad, she still uses her NOOK 1E for reading. She doesn't even buy her own books on the device. She tells me what I want and I buy it for her.

                                     

                                    Every time I want to show her some neat new thing my phone/tablet/computer etc can do, she yawns.

                                     

                                    She is NOT an airhead, ditz, or whatever some people here characterize a "Julie". She is a accomplished, intelligent, professional woman, who is totally unimpressed with technology. She just wants to do what what she wants to do.

                                     

                                    She would never post on a blog or message board, so you will never see her here.

                                     

                                    The "Julie" segment is much larger than you are aware of. I know many "Julies" and they are the majority, not us.

                                     

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