50 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2012 10:38 AM by flyingtoastr

    My Nook Tablet review posted to Amazon and Best Buy product pages

      I've decided to give up the fight and return my Nook Tablet - I simply don't have the time or inclination to fight with a company that just doesn't get it.

       

      I decided to let other prospective purchasers of the Tablet know what the pitfalls are before they buy so I posted the following review on both Amazon and Best Buy product web pages.  They will likely take a couple of days to be visible.  I think I've been fair in my comments.

       

      So long folks. Such a pity B&N missed the opportunity to truly shine.  And to the apologists - enjoy the eReader. 

       

      Phil, signing off.

       

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      I bought a Nook Tablet based on the principle that it was much more than an eReader and was backed by an upstanding company in Barnes & Noble.

       

      At the price point the hardware is truly magnificent with a wonderful screen, fast processor, good storage capacity and an SD card. I didn't need the GPS and cameras that are 'missing'. The 7" form factor turned out to be ideal for my purposes.

       

      The selection of eBooks from Barnes & Noble is excellent and even the magazines I bought are more than readable. Netflix video quality, while not High Definition, is certainly High Quality and is simply stunning with the right movie and since I am a Netflix streaming subscriber already, was 'free' to me. So far so good.

       

      Here's the rub. The selection of apps from B&N is truly pitiful. I mean, worse than you can imagine. Now combine this with the fact that the standard email client as installed on the NT is very basic and limited and the standard web browser is little better. There are no replacements in the app store. None. What you see is what you get.

       

      And something else makes it even worse. You can't add your Google accounts in order to sync with Google services such as contacts, calendar, reader etc.

       

      The sad thing is the hardware is MORE THAN capable of running all these services but is being prevented from doing so by the B&N tablet software and their 'walled garden' approach - similar to that adopted by Apple but without their huge app store and connected services to create the illusion that you are not in an ecosystem prison.

       

      There were originally two ways that NT owners could enhance the tablet but B&N are now attempting to close both of these paths with their latest operating system 'upgrade' (version 1.4.1) that is automatically installed on your Nook Tablet when you connect to the internet. They issued this 'bug fix' release on December 23rd. Bah humbug is right.

       

      1. 'Sideloading' of applications was possible on version 1.4.0 and this let you install applications from sources other than B&N's paltry selection. So, for instance, you could install Dolphin Browser for tabbed web browsing and gesture input or Skitmail for a real email experience. Now that's all gone and you get no option to add apps that B&N don't have - which is most of them. My guess is that for most users, sideloading would have resolved the issue of the inadequate B&N app store. Had they been smart, B&N would have delayed implementing the blocking until they could dramatically increase their selection of apps.

       

      2. 'Rooting' the tablet is a way to bypass the B&N controls and open up the tablet to the full Android experience which not only means access to the Google market and Google apps but also to 'superuser' functions to enable enhanced control of the operating system. This is not for novices and requires some technical understanding of the Android operating system so likely only a very small number of advanced users would ever attempt this. B&N have attempted to block this too. Really? What exactly is the point B&N?

       

      So, what we have here is a truly excellent piece of hardware with a fantastic eReader infrastructure capable of doing so much more than it is permitted to do by Barnes & Noble. Their motivation is to force users to buy only from them - which as Apple have proved - is perfectly okay if you make the selection big enough. Problem is, the selection is totally, hopelessly, unbelievably inadequate.

       

      Barnes & Noble will still have a huge hit on it's hands because many people have relatively simple needs. The pity is it could have been a massive home run in their battle to stay alive in the space they compete for with Amazon.

       

      So what to do? With a heavy heart I will likely return my gorgeous Nook Tablet and spend just a little more for a real 7" tablet upon which I will install a Nook app and be very happy. I simply don't have the time, patience or inclination to fight a company that has proven it just doesn't 'get it'.

       

      Know what you are getting into before you buy.

       

       

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          While I love the Tablet (I got it because I can have an e-reader with benefits), I don't think that the way Barnes & Noble originally marketed it was very good. With the "best in HD entertainment" tag line, it looked like it was HD - not that (as the truth came out) it could only handle HD input. Also the idea of having so much memory, which seems (almost) pointless if there's nothing but books to use it for, as well as a few apps (I agree the app selection isn't ideal). However, one of the things that is in the works for B&N is to have a store where you can rent/buy movies at least - and maybe music.

           

          All that to say that while I see why it bums you and you returned it, I don't know that the average customer is expecting much more than what I was - an e-reader with benefits. Many of the people i've talked to who have the tablet love it.

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            moose_tracker

            Floridaphil - Great review!  I agree with it 100%.. I am like you and already returned my two.. I was happy to sideload, but do not want to spend lots of time rooting and fighting off upgrades as the company continues to shoot off upgrades to foil the ability to root. But the device is well made, and had a lot of potential..

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              I owned an original Nook for 2 years. Received a Nook Tablet on Christmas day, but did some reading and found out B&N eliminated sideloading before I opened the box. Combined with B&N's non-support of the Comixology app, this was a deal breaker. I returned the Nook on Monday and had a Kindle Fire at my door on Wednesday.

               

              Now I'm running the Nook app (and plenty of other sideloaded apps, it's so easy to do) on my Fire so I can enjoy B&N content, and I'm reading all the comics I want. Plus I saved $50 that I can spend on more books!

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                You only have 9 posts on this forum so you will not be missed. Enjoy the dark side. It is not going to be any better over there............

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                  I could give a care about video specs.  The poster nails the point here about the apps and the lack of them.  I opened my NT with nothing but excitement to see this great device I bought with weeks of research under my belt regarding specs and ability.  I shot right to the app store and wanted to cry.  Weak doesn't even begin to describe it.  It's like a guy sits in his basement and makes a new crummy app every week or so.  Outside of Angry Birds and Scrabble (which they market excessively), there is NO proprietary stuff worth owning.  I want Facebook, a cool superhero game, a nice card game set, NFL,NBA, ESPN, you know, GOOD STUFF!!!  Not these floofy, no name, dopey, limited apps.  Quell?  Next best thing you got?  You are in trouble when you lose the market of people like me who expected a ton more out of this.  I'm not screaming for sideloading, but you gotta develop apps, and godspeed.  It's sad in there.  Very sad.

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                      rafalweb

                       


                      jeremypj44 wrote:

                      I could give a care about video specs.  The poster nails the point here about the apps and the lack of them.  I opened my NT with nothing but excitement to see this great device I bought with weeks of research under my belt regarding specs and ability.  I shot right to the app store and wanted to cry.  Weak doesn't even begin to describe it.  It's like a guy sits in his basement and makes a new crummy app every week or so.  Outside of Angry Birds and Scrabble (which they market excessively), there is NO proprietary stuff worth owning.  I want Facebook, a cool superhero game, a nice card game set, NFL,NBA, ESPN, you know, GOOD STUFF!!!  Not these floofy, no name, dopey, limited apps.  Quell?  Next best thing you got?  You are in trouble when you lose the market of people like me who expected a ton more out of this.  I'm not screaming for sideloading, but you gotta develop apps, and godspeed.  It's sad in there.  Very sad.



                      Then why did you and those of you who are similarly upset, purchase this device?   Anyone who looks through these forums would know, beforehand, that there is a lack of apps for this device.  It is a closed Android device, with no access to the Android market unless rooted.   This is no secret.  We all have the freedom to choose to go get other tablets with full access to all the Android apps out there.   I chose this device knowing this, because I looked through the forums and read many user reviews, and I knew exactly what I was getting.  Thus, I'm not as upset.   User responsibility states that you should always do the reasearch before handing out the cash.

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                          moose_tracker

                          rafalweb wrote:

                           


                          Then why did you and those of you who are similarly upset, purchase this device?   Anyone who looks through these forums would know, beforehand, that there is a lack of apps for this device.  It is a closed Android device, with no access to the Android market unless rooted.   This is no secret.  We all have the freedom to choose to go get other tablets with full access to all the Android apps out there.   I chose this device knowing this, because I looked through the forums and read many user reviews, and I knew exactly what I was getting.  Thus, I'm not as upset.   User responsibility states that you should always do the reasearch before handing out the cash.


                          Someone new who hasn't read the last 1000 posts? OH well for the one thousand and one time...

                           

                          Because when most of us bought it it, was open to sideloading!!!  No Secret??  Well FlyingToastr keeps saying it was clearly stated as a bug to be fixed in some interview.. To which he has yet posted a link to that interview, nor show how it would be something no one doing research on the device could possibly not run across, Nor shown where it was clear and up front stated ("SIDELOADING EXCEPT FOR APPS") or ("APP SIDELOADING WILL SOON BE DISCONTINUED") on any promotional flyer or Ad campaign,  or the B&N web site promoting the Nooks, nor user guides..

                           

                          NOW if someone does research and doesn't come away reading some of the negative reviews & feedback about the closeing of sideloading "AFTER PURCHASE"..  If anyone did their research After December 22nd? 23rd?  and did not learn this, you can state it was no secret..

                           

                          But if research was done before that date, then all reviews and research pointed to that capability (or implied it by stating you could sideload your own content..)

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                            bobstro

                            rafalweb wrote:

                             Then why did you and those of you who are similarly upset, purchase this device?   Anyone who looks through these forums would know, beforehand, that there is a lack of apps for this device.  It is a closed Android device, with no access to the Android market unless rooted.   This is no secret.  We all have the freedom to choose to go get other tablets with full access to all the Android apps out there.   I chose this device knowing this, because I looked through the forums and read many user reviews, and I knew exactly what I was getting.  Thus, I'm not as upset.   User responsibility states that you should always do the reasearch before handing out the cash.


                            Because they've executed the hardware nearly perfectly, and have tremendous promise. Rather than being nay-sayers, many of us are actually rooting for B&N to succeed. We're not asking for a pirate media player, or to compromize the god-given rights of big corporate media, but rather a bit more functionality that the hardware demonstrably can accomodate.

                             

                            I am absolutely delighted by the fact that a company that "gets" readers managed to out-fox Amazon and Apple and produce the winner that is the Nook Color, and I'm frustrated by the fact that they suddenly seem intent on hobbling its successor for arbitrary reasons that actually drive me away, not only from the Nook, but from B&N in general.

                             

                            I, too, did my research before purchasing, and at that time (July 2010), B&N was producing a device with tremendous potential and a bright future. By all indications, they were going to produce a killer device that filled a perfect niche between a high-end 10 inch tablet and a basic e-reader. To suddenly shift direction and lock everything down -- citing security, Netflix and Hulu as the reasons -- makes little sense when those same apps are available on the Android Market to run on cheap knock-off devices. Android seems "secure enough" for Verizon, Sprint and AT&T to bet their massive communications farm on.

                             

                            The research that indicated that the device had a locked bootloader also mentioned that sideloading could be done. You'll notice that they don't list the locked boot loader on the box. More importantly, it's just a bad idea. I've listed my thoughts on that topic at length in another thread, if you're interested. It's a bad direction to head in to start with (IMO, of course), and to change directions after launch only frustrates supporters. What we used to call "customers" before they became "consumers".

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                              TnTexas

                              rafalweb: Then why did you and those of you who are similarly upset, purchase this device?   Anyone who looks through these forums would know, beforehand, that there is a lack of apps for this device.  It is a closed Android device, with no access to the Android market unless rooted.   This is no secret.  We all have the freedom to choose to go get other tablets with full access to all the Android apps out there.   I chose this device knowing this, because I looked through the forums and read many user reviews, and I knew exactly what I was getting.  Thus, I'm not as upset.   User responsibility states that you should always do the reasearch before handing out the cash.

                               

                              Because when it first came out, Amazon's app store could be run on it without a problem and you could sideload apps from other places. That was mentioned in most review articles and here on the board. Granted, you had to locate and check a hidden "magic" box in order to be able to do it; but it wasn't hard to do. So technically no, the device was not completely locked down when it was bought. Many were aware of that (because they took the time to research the device) and bought it because they weren't limited to just B&N's app store.

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                                  I am going to throw up a review comparing the 7.0 Plus to the Nook Tablet in a few days.. So far my initial thoughts are is the 7.0 Plus worth the extra $100 on sale price? Maybe depending on what the user wants.. Is it worth the extra $150 plus tax at regular price? Probably not.. But again that will depend on user wants/needs and financial situation..
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                                      gb18

                                      raqball wrote:
                                      I am going to throw up a review comparing the 7.0 Plus to the Nook Tablet in a few days.. So far my initial thoughts are is the 7.0 Plus worth the extra $100 on sale price? Maybe depending on what the user wants.. Is it worth the extra $150 plus tax at regular price? Probably not.. But again that will depend on user wants/needs and financial situation..

                                      Any one wanna bet which one "wins" this review............?

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                                          Honestly I don't think there will be a clear victor as every person has different needs and wants.. For the price and what it offers the NT is hard to beat but for an extra $100 (on sale) the 7.0 Plus offers more for those who want it.. I seriously don't know which I will end up keeping yet... I love widgets and customization but at $250 the NT is going to be very hard for me to return... @moose, I don't write reviews for anyone.. Most who know me call me a techno whore because I'm a gadget freak.. So far the NT has price and nice specs for that price going for it and the 7.0 Plus has options, customization and apps going for it.. They are both nice but there is quite the price difference..
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                                            moose_tracker

                                            gb18 - He hasn't said that.. If both were the same price, maybe the open tablet would win.. I bet he will still find the the screen on the Nook better quality, and probably it will be a little faster (after all the Galaxy we are looking at came out around Nov. 2010.. so although it was the cadillac for it's day, with a Rolls Royce sticker price.. I bet the year in age will give the Nook a few advantages over it..

                                             

                                            But the open source will definately be a huge plus on the Galaxy...

                                             

                                            And that is what I am predicting.. Who else wants to take a guess..?

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                                            moose_tracker

                                            Great! Can you post a link here? Or remind me again of what group you do your reviews for so that I can look for it?.. I know I have looked at engadget, cnet, and a year old one from time techland (in which it wasn't worth $600 they were charging at that time.. but aside from the price tag it was nice..) But none comparing Nook or ereaders to the Galaxy..

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                                      moose_tracker

                                      Thanks guys for helping.. I made my purchase, I am pretty sure I got the right model.. But, I got detoured and thought one vendor on Amazon was selling it for $320.. But found out it was for Sprint, so backed out..  I did see the page on amazon that had (I guess the original) for $405.00, I missed the small link underneath that the plus was for on sale for $349.00..

                                       

                                      And now they are coming out with a new one the is Galaxy 7.7 ???   Can't anyone at Samsung think of any new names... What confusion!!

                                       

                                      And I am now unsure what this has on it as all the reviews I saw were the original, or the Sprint one or what... From the Amazon reviews for the Galaxy Plus  I believe it has a GPS because a reviewer mentioned it, but who knows if everyone hit the right product when they did their reviews..

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                                          Yes, it has GPS. Here's a lengthy review to help you out.

                                           

                                          The 7.0 or 7.7 or 8.9 or 10.1 in the name (yes they all really do exist and yes, they are all legitimate Samsung Galaxy Tabs!) is not  random - it refers to the diagonal screen measurement of the device.

                                           

                                          It's part of what is known as 'fragmentation' and Samsung seems to be a particular offender. Google is having a real problem keeping the Android system compatible with so many different models of tablets and phones - something that Apple doesn't face with the iPad because they are the sole supplier of their own devices.

                                           

                                          What Amazon & B&N have down with their tablets is known as 'Forking' - where they run a heavily modified version of Android, which is one reason they have curated app stores.

                                           

                                          Ice Cream Sandwich - the new Android 4.0 operating system - is supposed to be the start of pulling it all back together again with tighter standards.  I'm dubious.

                                           

                                           

                                           

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                                              moose_tracker

                                              I was good with the Galaxy 7 & 10 & 8.9 etc...  It was the Galaxy 7 Sprint/Verizon version & Galaxy 7 WiFi  vs Galaxy 7plus WiFi (and all combinations between those variables)

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                                                  to make it worse, Samsung actually had different hardware specs on the original 7 depending on whether it was wifi only or not.  I remember people really panning the wifi only because of inferior hardware compared to the tabs provided to the cell carriers.  I don't remember what all was different but I do specifically remember the bluetooth being different (3.0 vs 2.0)

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                                                    Samsung - Galaxy Tab 8.9 with 16GB Memory - Metallic Gray Model:GT-P7310MAYXARSKU:3070224

                                                     

                                                    The 8.9" Galx Tablet is on sale at Best Buy for $399 and I am leaning towards returning my NT tonight and then running over to BB and placing my order.  It is on back order; this tablet has turned out to be extremely popular.

                                                     

                                                    The 8.9" tab has outstanding reviews and the size is awesome for reading plus web surfing.  It is still small enough to carry around (I always have my ereader or NT in my bag!).  Cnet and PC Mag have posted reviews on that tab.  It runs Honeycomb 3.1 and Samsung has announced the upgrade to 4.0 ICS will be available, probably 2nd qtr 2012.

                                                     

                                                    I will be making the BB visit this evening, testing all their tabs and if I find myself loving it, then will run to B&N and return my NT.  Oooooh.....exciting!  :smileyhappy:  I currently use a Samsung Galaxy 4g phone and own lots of useful apps and utilities.  It will be really nice to be able to use all those apps on my ereader/tab without having to pay again for them.  Plus, I will be able to easily sync my ereader/tab with my PC and Office 2010 to access my Outlook contacts, calendar and documents. 

                                                     

                                                    Most of all, the 8.9 has received amazing reviews regarding its beautiful screen, rich colors and crisp text for reading.  And like someone else noted on this thread, Samsung fabricates the NT's screen so you know it will be responsive and beautiful.

                                                     

                                                    Will it be worth the extra $150 ($399 on sale at BB)?  I think so as it will have greater functionality and I will not be restricted to only purchasing books from B&N.  Don't get me wrong, I really like the B&N format and ebook store but I also own loads of books from Amazon and have an extensive library of ebooks that I use Calibre to manage.  I want to have access to all of this using one device.

                                                     

                                                    Happy new year to all of you!!!!

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                                                  The model # you want for USA Wifi version is GTP6210
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                                                  I just got my Nook tablet and I absolutely love it, I added books, photos, movies, some games. I can watch Netflix and listen to my favorite songs.

                                                  THATS is much much more than an E reader usually does, and in my opionion all the people that I keep seein, whining and complaining about how this sucks and that sucks and we need more aps LOTS more and the Nook doesn't do this or that..... you guys sound like a broken record and to anyone with half a sense it is clear that you obviously want an I Pad for 200 bucks.

                                                  A nook tablet is NOT an ipad, it's an E reader with some perks, much like the Kindle Fire, so let's all take a deep breath and remember that, shall we? Not trying to offend anyone here, but really. If you want a super duper "tablet: buy a Tablet. not an reader, for half the prize and then keep complaining.

                                                  This thing is great, I love mine.

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                                                      bobstro

                                                      Cycosfireball wrote:

                                                      [...] A nook tablet is NOT an ipad, it's an E reader with some perks, much like the Kindle Fire, so let's all take a deep breath and remember that, shall we? Not trying to offend anyone here, but really. If you want a super duper "tablet: buy a Tablet. not an reader, for half the prize and then keep complaining.


                                                      If you don't want to offend anybody, why engage in thread necromancy, resurrecting one that's been dead 4 months already?

                                                       

                                                      With the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 available now for $250, B&N's position is even less sound. You don't have to spend $200 more for full functionality any more. Not sure that's good news for B&N.

                                                       

                                                      You might want to read the thread on Exchange apps for an example of why things aren't all rosy in the B&N Walled Garden. An example of both the developer and customer playing by B&N's rules and coming up on the short end.

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                                                          Meh, the samsung galaxy 2, 7 inch for $250 is gimped galaxy that has been downgraded spec wise from the previous generation galaxies and camera aside is actually worse than the nook tablet.... It only has 8 gb in board storage (the same price nook tablet has 16 gb), has the same ram (both have 1 gb), both are running 1 ghz processors, both have micro sd... The galaxy is up on the cameras, but really, i dont see the need for the camera if its worse than the one on my phone which is anyway a better formfactor for taking pictures...
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                                                            Doesn't really matter, the age of THIS thread, I could have picked a number of threads with this same subject. This just happed to be the one I responded to . :smileyhappy:

                                                            I do agree with Texas, though, that if you bought the tablet before they locked it, would be a little frustrating. IF you bought it after and then complain.... *shrugs* . I have had 2 issues with my Nook tablet so far, ( 3 days into purchase, now ) and I think those are far more disturbing, then not being able to have a kindle app stock.... etc.

                                                            I think if people want to use it for work, playing games and having a billion apps, then this is not the device to buy.  Simple.

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                                                                TnTexas

                                                                Cycosfireball: I think if people want to use it for work, playing games and having a billion apps, then this is not the device to buy.  Simple.

                                                                 

                                                                I agree. If that's what someone's wanting one for, B&N's tablet is not the way to go. The Fire or a general-purpose tablet like the Tab will fit their needs much better straight out of the box. Now the Tablet can be tinkered with (via rooting or an n2s-type card) and made to do much of what they want, but straight out of the box? Nah. It's just going to disappoint and be a source of frustration. 

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                                                                    bobstro

                                                                    TnTexas wrote:

                                                                    Cycosfireball: I think if people want to use it for work, playing games and having a billion apps, then this is not the device to buy.  Simple.

                                                                     

                                                                    I agree. If that's what someone's wanting one for, B&N's tablet is not the way to go. The Fire or a general-purpose tablet like the Tab will fit their needs much better straight out of the box. Now the Tablet can be tinkered with (via rooting or an n2s-type card) and made to do much of what they want, but straight out of the box? Nah. It's just going to disappoint and be a source of frustration. 


                                                                    I think it's important that purchasers let B&N know they're not satisfied with the unfulfilled promise of the app store. While it has improved, there is still a pretty poor selection of apps.

                                                                     

                                                                    I'm happy to red flag the B&N devices for new purchasers, but that doesn't do much for those of us who purchased on the original promises. There is a meager of selection available in the app store, and B&N has sealed up the means by which it was possible to work around that. To make it worse, they're making it difficult for developers who do want to play ball.

                                                                     

                                                                    The pity is that these can be excellent devices in the low-end tablet category, if only B&N would lighten up. If B&N is going to sell these as more than just e-readers -- and it's pretty clear they are -- it would be nice if they had a range of applications to actually do more with that was at least near the competition's. B&N sure seems to want the NOOKs to compete against the Kindles.

                                                            • Apps?
                                                              You can get an n2a card for the Nook Color or Nook Tablets that allows you to access the full Android app store. The card doesn't root the Tablet or invalidate the warranty. You put the card in the card slot on your Tablet and, presto, you've got them all, even Kindle. The n2a card is from n2a.com or Amazon
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                                                                Hey, I guess I would call myself a simple user. My husband was sweet enough to buy the Nook Color tablet for my birthday. He saw the need because I am taking some classes and need a portable reader. I have a 17.5 inch laptop which I hate lugging around. He has an IPAD. One other thing I wanted the Nook for was because on one of our flights, we noticed that his IPAD had a much better battery life than my laptop. We both purchased movies for our flight from ITUNES. I added movies on my laptop he added movies on his IPAD. Boy, I was so upset when my laptop ran out of battery life right before the end of my movie. My husbands IPAD kept going. When he noticed this, he decided to buy the NOOK for me. Guess what? I can't buy movies from ITUNES. As I stated, I am a simple user, so I am going a chore in trying to find out how I can add movies to my NOOK.... Here I go... I agree with floridaphil,,,, COME ON BN get on board before you lose this very competitive market. As a NOOK owner I am cheering for you. I don't want to have to give mine up too.

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                                                                    flyingtoastr

                                                                    SimpleUser wrote:

                                                                    Hey, I guess I would call myself a simple user. My husband was sweet enough to buy the Nook Color tablet for my birthday. He saw the need because I am taking some classes and need a portable reader. I have a 17.5 inch laptop which I hate lugging around. He has an IPAD. One other thing I wanted the Nook for was because on one of our flights, we noticed that his IPAD had a much better battery life than my laptop. We both purchased movies for our flight from ITUNES. I added movies on my laptop he added movies on his IPAD. Boy, I was so upset when my laptop ran out of battery life right before the end of my movie. My husbands IPAD kept going. When he noticed this, he decided to buy the NOOK for me. Guess what? I can't buy movies from ITUNES. As I stated, I am a simple user, so I am going a chore in trying to find out how I can add movies to my NOOK.... Here I go... I agree with floridaphil,,,, COME ON BN get on board before you lose this very competitive market. As a NOOK owner I am cheering for you. I don't want to have to give mine up too.


                                                                    This has way more to do with Apple using crazy proprietary DRM for their files and far less to do with BN (though hopefully the partnership with M$ means we'll get a movie/music store sooner rather than later).