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    Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

      does anyone else who bought a Nook Color feel just a little ripped off, Barnes and Noble do what should of been done in the first place and open the Nook Color platform to be used as a tablet.

       

      Seems to me that the Tablet, is a Nook Color being run without restrictions, and in a slightly different colored housing.  Why would any Nook Color owner be excited by the tablet, we are being ripped off, the color is capable of the  same as the tablet if they upgraded the software....in fact BN shouldn't release a new product the should of upgraded all nook colors, but then it wouldn't of been a big press announcement coming right after the kindle fire.

       

      Remember when apple dropped the price of I-phones, and everyone complained, this seems not te same but similar, I spent 249 bucks on my nook color, and less than six months later it is replaced because of BN poor strategy, the could of released the tablet instead of the Nook Color a yr ago.

       

      Don't be fooled people, if you are a current owner of a nook color, you and I are being RIPPED OFF !!!!!

       

      Everyone should mail and complain to BN management.

       

       

        • 1. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet
          To put it plainly...nope.
          • 2. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

            Its no different than going out and buying a new laptop or personal computer and then the company coming out wtih a new and better model a few months later. That's the nature of the world of electronic devices. Be happy that you have the wonderful device you do. Barnes and Noble doesnt owe you a thing. You bought the NC because of what it was when you purchased it, not because of possible things that would come out later.

            • 3. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

               

              Don't be fooled people, if you are a current owner of a nook color, you and I are being RIPPED OFF !!!!!

               

              Everyone should mail and complain to BN management.

               

               


              It is easy to feel the way you do about this but that (unfortunately) is the world of electronics. That is how the money keeps coming in. People buy an item and then the new verson comes out and we have to upgrade to it if we want it. There are enough people in the world who want the new version enough to to keep the cycle going.

               

              Having said all that, you may want to wait for the 1.4 upgrade to the NC before you do anything drastic. According to the articles and even the BN website, the firmware update will put the NC almost on par with the new tablet (other than the faster processing power of the tablet).

               

              Honestly I think we all will be quite suprised on how different it will be.

              Just my opinion though

               

              FB

              • 4. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                Interesting: You registered with this site on January 19th, 2011.  Does that mean you contemplated for 5 months before buying your NC?  If you wanted a tablet that bad, you should have bought one.  I'm amazed at how many people try to save a few bucks by buying something they don't really want.

                 

                The NC is a GREAT reader with the added bonus of being able to run applications, play music, display pictures, and cruise the Internet.

                • 5. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                  The problem here is not just the OP's attitude, but that every verifiable claim made in the post is false. The next update for the NC will purportedly bring the two devices in sync in terms of software, and there are some very significant differences in terms of hardware. If B&N went wrong, it was in overestimating their target demographic's capacity to recognize the benefit of a dual core processor and double the RAM. 

                  • 6. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                    ricci427 wrote:

                    does anyone else who bought a Nook Color feel just a little ripped off, Barnes and Noble do what should of been done in the first place and open the Nook Color platform to be used as a tablet.

                     

                    Seems to me that the Tablet, is a Nook Color being run without restrictions, and in a slightly different colored housing.  Why would any Nook Color owner be excited by the tablet, we are being ripped off, the color is capable of the  same as the tablet if they upgraded the software....in fact BN shouldn't release a new product the should of upgraded all nook colors, but then it wouldn't of been a big press announcement coming right after the kindle fire.

                     

                    Remember when apple dropped the price of I-phones, and everyone complained, this seems not te same but similar, I spent 249 bucks on my nook color, and less than six months later it is replaced because of BN poor strategy, the could of released the tablet instead of the Nook Color a yr ago.

                     

                    Don't be fooled people, if you are a current owner of a nook color, you and I are being RIPPED OFF !!!!!

                     

                    Everyone should mail and complain to BN management.

                     

                     


                    First of all - no. I don't ever feel "ripped off" when newer technology comes out. If you've been around at all for the past 30-40 years, you know that's just the way things work.

                    Secondly - you are way off-base when you say that the NookTablet is a NookColor run without restrictions. Where did you get that? It will have exactly the same operating system once the 1.4 update is available for the NC next month. It will do all the same things - the difference is in the hardware. They just simply made it better, faster and with more storage. The NT will NOT be an open Droid tablet able to do everything a Galaxy, for example, will.

                    And third - they couldn't have come out with the NookTablet a year ago because they didn't have the technology then! They've been working on it for the past year. And I applaud them for making such nice advancement in the technology and software AND making the update available for NookColor owners. 

                    • 7. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                      To Slic2007,

                       

                      Yes I registered in Jan, and I bought my first NC in Jan, and I bouight a second one as a gift, your point in my registration date is what exactly?

                       

                      • 8. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                        If you'd never bought the NC but waited for the Tablet, I have no doubt that you would whine next year because they upgraded to a Tablet 2.  Let's look at some of your gripes:

                         

                        >> Seems to me that the Tablet, is a Nook Color being run without restrictions<<

                         

                        Although I plan to buy a Nook Tablet sometime next year, I should point out htat it is NOT "without restrictions."  So if it makes you feel a little less "ripped off," relax:  They get the exact same app marketplace that you get. Nothing more. Does it please you that they will be just as "ripped off"?

                         

                        In fact, I would contend that in one very important way, the Nook Color owner is better off than the Tablet owner.  You have the ability to easily root your Nook or flash a new Rom to get full access to the Android system and Android marketplace.  There are some very serious questions about whether this will be possible on the Nook Tablet (One analyst I read yesterday highly doubts that Barnes & Noble can sell such a high-end tablet at $249 at a profit.....which means they need to keep everyone on the stock interface and not allow rooting).

                         

                        >> Seems to me that the Tablet, is a Nook Color being run without restrictions the color is capable of the same as the tablet if they upgraded the software..<<

                         

                        If you had done any research, you would know that the Nook Color is about to get its most significant software upgrade yet, in time for the holidays.

                         

                        >>..in fact BN shouldn't release a new product the should of upgraded all nook colors, but then it wouldn't of been a big press announcement coming right after the kindle fire.<<


                        OR they can do what they did.....BOTH.  They announced a major software upgrade for the Nook Color, a new product called the Nook Tablet, and aprice reduction on the Color.

                        • 9. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                          taosaur wrote:

                          The problem here is not just the OP's attitude, but that every verifiable claim made in the post is false. The next update for the NC will purportedly bring the two devices in sync in terms of software, and there are some very significant differences in terms of hardware. If B&N went wrong, it was in overestimating their target demographic's capacity to recognize the benefit of a dual core processor and double the RAM. 


                          Yep.  I want the Tablet version because of the capacity, processor, and so on.  I like browsing the web on the NC and reading on it and all.  It isn't a true tablet, depending on your definition of what a tablet must be.  I don't need more of a tablet in many ways, but a souped up ereader with more tab capabilites suits me fine. 

                          • 10. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                            Technology always updates, upgrades, and outdates.  If you don't want to pay full price for a new piece of technology wait a year and buy it on clearance.  I've had my NC since March and I have hauled the thing to heck and back, completed most of my homework for my master's course on it, read way too much, kept in touch with friends, and became addicted to Angry Birds.  Do I need the added features of the Tablet no, but I am pleased with what B&N turned out.  Why can everything else always upgrade with no whiff of whining, (or maybe there is, I just don't go hunting those boards), but if B&N should do the same thing, it is the End of the World as We Know It!  (Thank you R.E.M.).  Reality check: Technology always updates, upgrades, and outdates.  Self entitlement is not a pretty thing to witness...But we see too much of it everyday.

                             

                            An excercise all should endeavor to complete before embarking on rampant whining:

                             

                            Take a step back from your device and ask yourself the following questions:

                             

                            Have I enjoyed my device?

                            Have I used it regularly?

                            Will it be upgraded?

                             

                            (End Rant...Steps off soap box and walks away.)

                            • 11. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                              If you really feel that you need the Nook color to be a tablet and you don't want to "root" it, you could do what I did a little while back. You can buy a SD card and put the Andriod system on it or buy a SD with N2A on it and then reboot.  You now have a dual boot Nook. let the reboot alone and it comes up as a tablet or hit a key in the first 5 seconds (there is a count down at the top of the screen) and then you would boot up as a NOOK.

                              • 12. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                                Ripped off by the introduction of Nook Tablet? Not really.

                                 

                                I feel more "ripped off" that B&N has introduced a new model based on the NC when they haven't (yet) addressed 2 (IMO) major issues: Landscape mode for non-rooted Colors - per their advertising for the first 6 months of sale, and the poorly-made charging cables.

                                 

                                But the Tablet HAD to come out as a response to the Fyre. Otherwise, B&N risks losing what more-or-less equal market share they have. Yes, Amazon has a LOT more eBooks available. But B&N does have the option for most folks, to visit a brick & mortar store for assistance or just to get a free hour of reading. And B&N addressed the "need" for some eReader users (like myself) to have a back-lit option.

                                 

                                If 1.4 for the NC does indeed bring it up to equality w/ the NT, barring things like the mic & possibly streaming videos due to internal hardware differences, than I think I'll be rather happy w/ my NC for a while longer. Otherwise, I'll be getting the N2A card for sure. 1.4 has gotta have the landscaping, and should have some method to allow me to scoot downloads from one folder to another or otherwise be able to read while on the road & not near my personal computer (a lot of what I read would likely get me fired if I routed through my work PC ^_^ )

                                 

                                But feeling "ripped off" for a new product coming out? It's the nature of the beast. Tech does that. Sucks, but it's the way it goes.

                                • 13. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                                  I was upset at first too.  Then I read about the Color's 1.4 update and all the awesome features we'll be getting (finally real Netflix, not just that queue manager!!!!!) and I was happy again.

                                   

                                  But really they should change the way that Tablet looks. Compare the Kindle Fire to the older Kindles, do a remodel like that.

                                  • 14. Re: Feeling Ripped off by Nook Tablet

                                    You have to remember what the market was like when the NOOKcolor came out. Unless I'm mistaken (and I very well could be), the NC was a game changer in a lot of ways. At the time it came out, it was unique as far as the ereaders between the two giants (B&N and A) were concerned. Amazon only had e-ink, not computer-type screens. I also think there weren't very many 7" tablets on the market at the time; were there? I think the NC helped to create a demand for them. If that's the case, at the time it came out making the NC what the NT is purported to be wouldn't have made much sense at all.

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