10 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2011 11:36 PM by Mark_OB1

    Nook Vs. Other Ereaders

      Got the NookColor and like it however I was looking at the Velocity Cruz Ereader with Android and it has many more features for half the price!.....Does anyone else feel that they got Nook'd.....also does BN have plans to create apps such as planner tools that can run on the NC?

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          Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Borders has filed for bankruptcy?  B&N Customer Service may not be the best, but trying getting service out of a bankrupt company.

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            Our NOOKdevelopment suite is still in development. Stay tuned for a release date.

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              likemynook

              Be careful with the screen resolution.  I bought a cheaper tablet before the NC and the resolution for pictures and video was not nearly as good.  I sent it back and bought the NC, which I love.

               

              To the many people badmouthing B&N about the Appstore, etc., the NC does exactly what it is advertised to do and does it well.  I think it is a huge bonus that we might get an update soon.

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                  Gtriever

                  likemynook wrote:

                  Be careful with the screen resolution.  I bought a cheaper tablet before the NC and the resolution for pictures and video was not nearly as good.  I sent it back and bought the NC, which I love.

                   

                  To the many people badmouthing B&N about the Appstore, etc., the NC does exactly what it is advertised to do and does it well.  I think it is a huge bonus that we might get an update soon.


                  Er, not exactly, or we wouldn't be having upgrades. It's got some quirks and glitches, but so far the good outweighs the not-so-good.

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                  Jinxer, in my opinion, I'm satisfied with the NOOKcolor because of its solid construction.  The competition does not have the quality that the NOOKcolor has.

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                    @ Jinxer:

                     

                    I have both units as well as a White PanDigital Novel.  Let me assure you, the Nook Color is dramatically different than the Cruz Reader and is more than worth the extra $$.

                     

                    The Cruz Reader is a resistive touch screen device (fingers don't work well - you have to press and use a stylus for best results) that is running a 533mhz processor with limited memory for apps.  That makes it slow and frustrating to use sometimes.  With the addition of custom ROM's, it can be made into a functional unit - but be prepared to do some tinkering and also be familiar with rooting and working within the Android Operating System.  If you can snag one for $100 or less, I'd go for it.  There is a large following for this unit at Slatedroid.com under the Pandigital Novel Forum.

                     

                    Given a choice between the two, I reach for the Nook Color everytime.  In fact, so much so that I'm seriously thinking of selling the Cruz and WPDN.

                     

                    IF you want the Nook Color to do more "Android" stuff - there is a way to run 2.2 Froyo off SD card.  It does not affect your Nook Color's regular operating system.  You image an SD card and insert it when the NC is off, when you turn it on, it boots into Android, with all the bells and whistles (incl. full Android Market).  You turn the NC off, remove the SD card, and when you turn back on, it's back to the B&N interface running the latest 1.1 software update - leaves no traces at all.

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                        orb9220

                        Or I even did the Auto Nooker and installed on nook and boots up to android 2.2 with full access to android market. Have Angry Birds,Paper Toss,Google Street and Dolphin HD browser for making it a better surfing experience.3 different e-book readers,different pdf readers,etc..

                         

                        And the orignal Nook menu is still there. And all the B&N stuff works normal. And can return it to stock if I choose to do so. Many options like mentioned. And many in the android forums vote the Nook Color best bang for the buck android tablet.

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                          So how do you get the SD card to have 2.2 Froyo on it? I like the idea of not having to root my NC.

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                          Mark_OB1

                           


                          Jinxer wrote:

                          ...I was looking at the Velocity Cruz Ereader with Android and it has many more features for half the price!.....Does anyone else feel that they got Nook'd?


                           

                          Absolutely!  At half the price of a NookColor, a Cruz reader is way overpriced.  Regardless of the "features" they claim, comparing the Cruz vs. the NC:

                           

                          1) the screen quality is much poorer

                          2) the touch experience is much poorer

                          3) the battery life is poorer

                          4) the reading experience is poorer

                          5) navigating between books to read is poorer

                          6) the speed of the device is much slower (partly CPU, partly A2.0)

                          7) the small memory limits your ability to load much on it

                          8) if you 'sleep' it, it will be dead within 2 days, vs. 2 weeks for the NC, so don't forget to turn it off (then wait for it to boot back up the next time you turn it on)

                           

                          Other than that, the Cruz is really great!  :smileywink:  I do like the fact that the Cruz used a full size SD card, and made the slot accessible so it's easy to get in and out.  The Nook's microSD is painful by comparison, but it's obvious they don't intend for you to swap it often.

                           

                          - Mark