8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2012 3:21 PM by bobstro

    What will be/should be the next Nook?

      http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33198_7-57368010-286/report-new-nook-coming-this-spring/?tag=mncol;cnetRiver

       

      With B&N putting the finishing touches on the 5th Nook due out this spring, the author above imagined 3 scenarios of what it might be:

      "Another tablet, perhaps a larger model (think iPad size but with a $300-$350 price tag)? An even more affordable e-ink e-reader that might allow the company to break the sub-$50 barrier? Or perhaps something more exotic, such as an e-reader that features Qualcomm's power-efficient Mirasol color display that has started to appear in e-readers in China and Korea?"

       

      What do you think B&N's 5th nook should be? Or, what would you really like to see them produce - what would get you to buy the latest iteration of the Nook?

        • Re: What will be/should be the next Nook?
          Omnigeek

          I suspect the next one will be an update to the NST but I think they could really use a 11-12 inch Nook that would be better for magazines and textbooks.

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            I'm sure it will be a bigger version of the existing NC/NT.  The NST is so simple and excellent in my opinion, and I really cannot see them making another eink model to replace the NST so soon.

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              New Nooks should have a replaceable battery. I love my Nook Color, but I feel like I'm in love with a ticking time bomb that will self immolate one day in only a year or two and then my wonderful device will be no more. In our home we don't buy new techie toys easily (my laptop is from 2006 and my once-brand-new car is now 10+ years old). I like to buy things that will last, or at least be repairable or refurbishable.

              Consider the battery issue for your new rollouts, please.

                • Re: What will be/should be the next Nook?

                  It will be a large device but it won't be a "tablet".  It will be a color ereader around the size of the Kindle DX but will be strictly an ereader like the N2E.  Probably will be using the same touch technology and will support text books and comic books. 

                   

                  Price $175

                    • Re: What will be/should be the next Nook?
                      Ya_Ya

                      Nom-de-Nook wrote:

                      It will be a large device but it won't be a "tablet".  It will be a color ereader around the size of the Kindle DX but will be strictly an ereader like the N2E.  Probably will be using the same touch technology and will support text books and comic books. 

                       

                      Price $175


                      This or a Liquavista or Mirasol "tablet" that will do color text, some animation, allow textbooks and maybe even the internet without an app store...  

                       

                      Similar to the original NOOK Color - before the app store  just with Liquavista or Mirasol and incorporating NOOK Study.  I really don't see them bothering with color eink; the cost vs. benefits aren't enough, IMO.

                       

                      Price $300.

                  • Re: What will be/should be the next Nook?
                    I agree with Basic witha larger screen. If B&N can get the device into schools all across the country they will be in a good place. They dont need a device that has full market access n all the bells n whistles that go with it. They are already in the txtbook business so its a safe direction to go. They needto hit this market fast cause it ls gonna happen. JMHO
                    • Re: What will be/should be the next Nook?

                      Now that I own both a Kindle Fire and Nook I have ideas to improve the Nook

                       

                       Alow access to Kindle app so people that want to leave Amazon and go to Nook can keep their old   purchases. May be an insentive to lure over new customers away from Amazon. The Kindle fire has a function to alow app downloads from outside their app store and I have full access to my nook books on my Kindle Fire now.

                       

                      Make the casing more attractive as to resemble a real tablet. take out the stupid hook on the corner, make the shape more streamlined and get rid of that teflon looking body of the Nook tablet,

                       

                      I noticed the BN retail store has a movie/music section on the first floor so why not open up an online music/movie store as well?

                       

                      Also maybe a 8 inch tablet will be nice for those that fell 7 iches is too small.

                        • Re: What will be/should be the next Nook?
                          bobstro

                          kcladyz wrote:

                          [...] Make the casing more attractive as to resemble a real tablet. take out the stupid hook on the corner, make the shape more streamlined and get rid of that teflon looking body of the Nook tablet,


                          There's actually an advantage to not having the "tablet look" (as defined by Apple) of corner-to-corner seamless glass: Durability. Despite the Kindle Fire having gorilla glass, the NOOK Tablet actually fared better in (at least some) drop tests. (Jump to 4:15 if you're impatient.) That pretty (and overly shiny) glass on places where it's not really needed is a vulnerability to being dropped. The NOOK color & tablet bezels actually provide better screen protection. I also appreciate not having extra glare where it's not functional.