8 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2013 8:22 AM by LarryOnLI

    All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.

      So we all know the future of the Nook brand is in jeopardy. Barnes & Noble wants to move away from hardware, and Microsoft may buy the Nook division, turning it into a software distribution platform. The addition of Google Play on the Nook HD has me anxious to get one, but if there's no long term plan for the future of the brand, then what's the point in even buying one?
        • Re: All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.
          Omnigeek

          <OddballVoice>All these negatives waves!</OddballVoice>

           

          You have posted just how many of these variations of negative rumor mill garbage?  21?

           

          Should we call you Jeff?

          • Re: All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.

            tendoboy1984 wrote:
            So we all know the future of the Nook brand is in jeopardy. Barnes & Noble wants to move away from hardware, and Microsoft may buy the Nook division, turning it into a software distribution platform. The addition of Google Play on the Nook HD has me anxious to get one, but if there's no long term plan for the future of the brand, then what's the point in even buying one?

            Did Amazon send you over here?

            • Re: All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.

              tendoboy1984 wrote:
              So we all know the future of the Nook brand is in jeopardy. Barnes & Noble wants to move away from hardware, and Microsoft may buy the Nook division, turning it into a software distribution platform. The addition of Google Play on the Nook HD has me anxious to get one, but if there's no long term plan for the future of the brand, then what's the point in even buying one?

              Wait a minute ... we hear rumors about B&N shifting out of making their own tablet and focusing on getting their apps up on other tablets ... and side by side that is the real news that the Nook HD has been opened up to Google Play, so no longer requires the ongoing support of B&N to be useable ...

               

              ... so what's the point of buying the Nook HD? Its an Android tablet with great family friendly account features, a nice screen, and what has been reviewed as one of the most comfortable 7" media tablets to hold in the hand for long reading / viewing sessions.

               

              Its biggest ding in its early series of reviews was the limited selection of apps ... which has just been fixed.

               

              So what would be the point of buying one? To use it.

               

              In fact, let me tell you a secret about the iPad mini, the Nexus 7, and the Kindle HD ... by the end of 2014, they will all have been superceded by new gear. If the fact that something will be superceded by something new in two year's time keeps you from buying it, don't buy electronics.

              • Re: All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.
                Even if their plans change, there is NO point in purchasing one. Mine has been in their "Service Dept" for longer than even I had it. do yourself a favor, save yourself some heartache, and just don't support them; they don't support their customers so why should PAYING customers support them? Hello Kindle...
                  • Re: All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.
                    bklvr896

                    Ruwiten7 wrote:
                    Even if their plans change, there is NO point in purchasing one. Mine has been in their "Service Dept" for longer than even I had it. do yourself a favor, save yourself some heartache, and just don't support them; they don't support their customers so why should PAYING customers support them? Hello Kindle...

                    You are one person, your experience may or may not be representative.  I have 4 Nooks, I've purchased 2 for my mom and convinced a good friend to purchase her first one and she's subsequently purchased 2 other models.  and you know what, all 9 of them still work, one had to be replaced the day I bought it because it wouldn't turn on after it updated and the store took care of that with no issue.  The couple of times I've talked to CS, about issues with books, they've been pleasant and helpful and got the issue resolved quickly.  So there's another side to your experience.

                    • Re: All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.

                      Ruwiten7 wrote:
                      Even if their plans change, there is NO point in purchasing one. Mine has been in their "Service Dept" for longer than even I had it. do yourself a favor, save yourself some heartache, and just don't support them; they don't support their customers so why should PAYING customers support them? Hello Kindle...

                      One customer's experience means nothing. You can find similar complaints on the Kindle boards (or the Apple boards, or any other electronic gadget's boards.) 

                       

                      • Re: All this recent news has me reconsidering buying a Nook HD.
                        LarryOnLI

                        Ruwiten7 wrote:
                        Even if their plans change, there is NO point in purchasing one. Mine has been in their "Service Dept" for longer than even I had it. do yourself a favor, save yourself some heartache, and just don't support them; they don't support their customers so why should PAYING customers support them? Hello Kindle...

                        Does B&N have a service department?

                         

                        As far as I know, they replace not repair.

                         

                        This makes me doubt you even own a B&N device.