11 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2012 7:35 PM by thelios

    Today's news that the NC is being phased out....

      ....is it time now to move to the Amazon Kindle? Prices not moving much on Nook, but the prices are moving quite a bit on the Kindle. Fought many years about Microsoft and finally migrated. It just seems that Kindle isn't going away.
        • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
          DanRNJ

          The NC is being phased out in favor of the Nook HD.  That doesn't seem to be a reason to consider moving to the Kindle with its proprietary ebook format, sales pitches at the bottom of the screen, etc., etc.  It's not like BN is going to stop offering epub books for sale.

          • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
            Irishelf

            Now I'm really glad I bought a Kobo Vox!

            • [Wednesday's] news that the NC is being phased out....
              BruceMcF
              First, what do you mean today's news? The news broke on Wednesday. Look further down the discussion forum to see where it was first posted to this forum.

              thelios wrote:
              ....is it time now to move to the Amazon Kindle? Prices not moving much on Nook, but the prices are moving quite a bit on the Kindle. Fought many years about Microsoft and finally migrated. It just seems that Kindle isn't going away.

              What do you mean by "Prices not moving much on Nook, but the prices are moving quite a bit on the Kindle"?

               

              The Nook Tablet HD 8G is $200, (ad-free), charger included

              The Kindle Fire HD 16G is $215, (ad-free), charger extra

              The Nook Tablet HD 16G is $230, (ad-free), charger included

              The Kindle Fire HD 32G is $265, (ad-free), charger extra

              The Nook Tablet HD+ 16G is $270 (ad-free), charger included

              The Nook Tablet HD+ 32G is $300 (ad-free), charger included

              The Kindle Fire HD+ 16G is $315 (ad-free), charger extra

              The Kindle Fire HD+ 32G is $395 (ad-free), charger extra

               

              I take it you mean "the prices are moving quite a bit on the Kindle" to mean that the prices for the plus size skinny tab are an effort to move their original $200 price point quite a bit higher.

               


              DanRNJ wrote:

              The NC is being phased out in favor of the Nook HD.  That doesn't seem to be a reason to consider moving to the Kindle with its proprietary ebook format, sales pitches at the bottom of the screen, etc., etc.  It's not like BN is going to stop offering epub books for sale.


              Quite. Declaring "they are phasing out a two year old device, time to move", just as the Nook family gets best in class displays, Overdrive on board and a download video store seems a strange way to pick timing. Does that imply that when the original Kindle Fire tablet is phased out this time next year, it would be time to move back to Nook?

               


              Irishelf wrote:

              Now I'm really glad I bought a Kobo Vox!


              I get the appeal of the Vox ~ despite being the least powerful of the three book-oriented tablets rolled out last year, its the most open of the three, both in terms of the Android store and in terms of regional availability. But nothing has changed on that front ... phasing out the Nook Color doesn't have anything much to do with those competitive advantages.

               

              • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
                yocalif

                The NC was phased out when the NT was released, it's days were numbered.  SO WHAT?  Every camera mfg, or printer mfg, releases new models each year and last years model moves off the shelf eventually.  Does that mean it isn't supported, or doesn't have firmware upgrades, not usually.  The life span on a PC is 2 to 3 years, either you upgrade to keep up with new technology or kludge on until your dinasour dies, if your a gamer you better think about upgrading at least the video card after the first year.  My laptop is 5 years old, I don't even turn it on any more it's just too slow, that was $1100 IBM, the wife asked me yesterday to upgrade it.

                • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
                  Bruce, I was accused of being accused by someone down the page of being a cheapskate. I was referring to not being that way whatsoever. As far as the Kindle Fire's are concerned, I am thinking I said thinking about moving to the Kindle. I would much rather stay with BN until they came out that they were phasing the NC out. I know it is older technology and needs to be upgraded. It is just like the PC. But my wife got me this NC and she knows nothing about ereaders. She just did not know. She meant well. I had the first initial Nook put out. But the reason I was talking about the Kindle Fire was that their pricing structure seemed to be cheaper. Being a retired reader that is also a handicapped reader, price of books are important to me. Price might not be an issue with you. But buying books OVER TIME at a higher price can mount up. There has been several books that have come out that is not some of the Big Five Agency pricing that is cheaper on the Kindle. I have heard the arguments about pricing. For the last few years I have waited for the year or so for their prices to come down. I probably continue to do so IF I STAY WITH THE NOOK. Again, I would like to remain in this format. Several years ago, a drunk driver hit me head on near my residence. Doctors said that my condition would tend to lend itself to dementia. I refuse for that to happen. I use the Nook to help me keep my mind sharp and try not to let my brain atrophy. So price OF BOOKS is a concern to me. I keep a watch on the Free Fridays to see if anything interests me. And it has been a long time since I did so much rambling. I am not THAT concerned with ereader prices I will keep saving until I can afford something else.
                    • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
                      keriflur

                      thelios wrote:
                      Bruce, I was accused of being accused by someone down the page of being a cheapskate. I was referring to not being that way whatsoever. As far as the Kindle Fire's are concerned, I am thinking I said thinking about moving to the Kindle. I would much rather stay with BN until they came out that they were phasing the NC out. I know it is older technology and needs to be upgraded. It is just like the PC. But my wife got me this NC and she knows nothing about ereaders. She just did not know. She meant well. I had the first initial Nook put out. But the reason I was talking about the Kindle Fire was that their pricing structure seemed to be cheaper. Being a retired reader that is also a handicapped reader, price of books are important to me. Price might not be an issue with you. But buying books OVER TIME at a higher price can mount up. There has been several books that have come out that is not some of the Big Five Agency pricing that is cheaper on the Kindle. I have heard the arguments about pricing. For the last few years I have waited for the year or so for their prices to come down. I probably continue to do so IF I STAY WITH THE NOOK. Again, I would like to remain in this format. Several years ago, a drunk driver hit me head on near my residence. Doctors said that my condition would tend to lend itself to dementia. I refuse for that to happen. I use the Nook to help me keep my mind sharp and try not to let my brain atrophy. So price OF BOOKS is a concern to me. I keep a watch on the Free Fridays to see if anything interests me. And it has been a long time since I did so much rambling. I am not THAT concerned with ereader prices I will keep saving until I can afford something else.

                      Okay, this all makes sense now.  So why don't you keep the NC until it dies, which is the cheapest option, since you have an NC and it's working and all that.  Yes, some books are cheaper on the kindle, but the cost of a new device will be hard to make up on a dollar here or there on books.  Also keep in mind that you can borrow from the library for free (regardless of device).

                       

                      When the NC dies, x number of years from now, a general purpose tablet is a good option, and is probably a better option than the kindle in your case as you already have books from B&N that you wouldn't be able to easily put on the kindle.  You can then install the kindle app and the nook app, and if you want to, the kobo and Google apps, and buy books from whoever is cheapest out of all of them.

                       

                      The fact that the NC is being phased out seems irrelevant here.  The technology only needs to be upgraded if its not working for you, and that doesn't seem to be what you're saying (unless there's more to the story, of course).

                        • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
                          TnTexas

                          keriflur: When the NC dies, x number of years from now, a general purpose tablet is a good option, and is probably a better option than the kindle in your case as you already have books from B&N that you wouldn't be able to easily put on the kindle. 

                           

                          Just to keep the record straight, it's not very difficult to put the B&N app on the original Kindle Fire - find a box in the settings menu, check it, and then download the app from another site. Pretty easy - especially when compared to putting the Kindle app on the Nook Tablet (the dual-boot card option excluded). I haven't heard anything about that changing with the Fire 2 or HD versions, but I haven't really looked into it either.

                           

                          Having said that, it's still easier to get both the Kindle app and the B&N app on a general purpose tablet than on the Fire since I think many of them already come with both apps pre-installed. And if you get one that doesn't have them, the apps can easily be found in the Google Play store.

                        • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
                          Nookycooky
                          Well, Hello, I have 2 suggestions for you ....1. Get the APP called Book Buddy. It has lots of free books and the list changes every few days.2. Get the APP SCRABBLE and play even without the WIFI turned on...play with the Nook as partner. I play it while the TV is on or in the car when I don't feel like "back seat" driving. Both APPS are CHEAP as am I .......nuttin' wrong with being cheap....but I must admit I don't say that much...I say I am FRUGAL, doesn't that sound nice?
                          • Re: Today's news that the NC is being phased out....
                            BruceMcF

                            thelios wrote:
                            ... But the reason I was talking about the Kindle Fire was that their pricing structure seemed to be cheaper. Being a retired reader that is also a handicapped reader, price of books are important to me. ...

                            The majority of books I read are either $0.99 to $2.99 indie publisher books, or public domain. I read very few mainstream books, and if something is in hardcover, I'm more than willing to just wait until it hits paperback and the ebook price drops.

                             

                            So the price of the bestsellers when they first come out is a lot less of an issue to me than the price of the hardware. When you talked about the Kindles coming down in price and the Nooks not coming down in price, it read like you were talking about hardware, and that didn't make any sense. Hell, B&N was just selling NT 16G refurbs for $134 at ebay.