which one is a better buy kindle or nook
all we have to do is to wait and see what the engineers will bring to the market and to the consumers/readers.
N.B: And also does that mean apple will be selling book online as well?
It has a colour screen which is good compared to the Kindle... but? Available in February? What? AHHHHHH!
It is good, yes, as it shows that people are interested in buying the nook.
But for me... nope.
It seems that I will need to endure some tormenting 2 months before I can even consider it.
But I would still go for the nook, assuming Amazon doesn't change their model by then.
I've spent a lot of time playing with it and reading over the last 24 hours, and my impressions are far more positive than most of the reviews I've read.
As soon as I booted up, I downloaded the 1.1.1 software update, so I can't comment on how much better/different it is than the version that shipped 2 weeks ago. However, I can say that I've been more than pleased with the responsiveness, reliability and page-turn performance of the device. It outperforms my Kindle 1, and seems very comparable to the Kindle 2 which I've 'handled' a few times.
The navigation is nowhere near as confusing as some reviews suggest. It appears most reviewers fall into one of two categories: 1) smart-phone/computer users who are not e-reader users, or 2) e-reader users and reading nerds who aren't comfortable with technology.
If you've used a smartphone AND an ereader before, you won't be confused by the nook's navigation; you won't go reaching to touch the e-ink display, and you will be perfectly content with the performance of the touch-screen.
The Android-based touch screen is not quite as snappy as an iPhone, but perfectly acceptable and smooth enough for the purpose of navigating the store and ereader content. The nook hardware is sexy, well-designed, rugged, and comfortable. and I don't make accidental page turns.
I could go on, but ultimately if you're familiar with e-readers I can confidently say that the nook is the best piece of hardware currently on the market...It has only one flaw:
CONTENT: Not mentioned in the reviews, and the only real weakness of the nook right now is its content. The library of available books is comparable to Amazon, but there is nowhere near the content in terms of Magazines, Newspapers etc. The nook offers only 10 magazines, with only 2 that are 'household' names, and a measly 5 newspapers (no NY Times, USA Today etc.).
The nook has to catch up in this area otherwise the word will get out and people will make content rather than hardware/feature decisions.
I'm happy with my nook; at least until the Apple Tablet arrives!
But before I get to the good, I'll talk about my gripes:
My first gripe about the Nook is that the eBook store for Barnes and Noble seems to have many fewer titles than Amazon had. For some reason, I can always find the book when I look on Amazon's site, but Barnes and Noble has yet to add the titles that I'm looking for. It's irritating right now, but I figure that Barnes and Noble has a lot of catching up to do as far as working with publishers to get materials on the Nook. But with the wait, it'll happen. At first the Nook was sluggish, but when it completed the update, things sped up instantly!
Now the good:
Like I said before, I was a fan of the Kindle when I got it, so I'm not going to bash it. Barnes and Noble obviously took the product that Amazon currently has and improved on it. Imitation is the biggest compliment, right? My absolute favorite feature is the Nooks ability to play music over the internal speaker. This may seem cheesy, but I enjoy not having to play a radio or bring in my phone or MP3 player with me when I want to read and have a bit of music. It's even better when you're on the throne doing your reading. Trust me.
The Nook fits perfectly in my hand. I mean with the palm of my hand touching the back of the Nook and thumb on one side and fingers on the other. I instantly noticed this because I have tendinitis in my hands so I can't "pinch-hold" these readers like many people might do. The Kindle was a wee bit too large for me to be able to do it. The Nook is pushing it with its width, but it's fine for me.
Actually reading books on the product is fantastic. But it's also fantastic on the Kindle, so there's virtually no differentiation in that department.
The thing that made me want the Nook over the Kindle was essentially the fact that the Nook is built upon Android. That made me feel confident that there could "easily" be changes to the entire product, and barring there being hardware differences in future versions, there's no reason that updates can't be done on this product. I'm sure that the Kindle could do the same, but the whole Android aspect put the Nook over the edge for me.
Either way, the Nook is great for me. It was a step above the Kindle, in my opinion. But who knows what tricks Amazon will pull for the Kindle 3.