Nook or Kindle?

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    Kindle for me... I have one of the "first editions" and still use that occasionally, and now use the Kindle app on my android phone. Next purchase may well be a fire...
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    Kindle. You never hear about Amazon on the brink of bankruptcy. Barnes and Noble on the other hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by niks View Post
    Thanks everyone. I'm not real tech savy, but am going to investigate Kindle and Chromebook. Now if I could just get through the pile of books already on the coffee table.
    You'll be surprised how much faster you read on an e-reader. I don't know why that is but it's true! Also, I love that I can bring tons of books with me in one little device! Can't do that with paper books.

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    Kindle for me... I have one of the "first editions" and still use that occasionally, and now use the Kindle app on my android phone. Next purchase may well be a fire...
    Get a Fire, you won't know what you did before having it! The new 7" HD model is fabulous. The size makes it very portable. I got the 8.9" for the 4G capability but if you're usually near a Wifi connection then you might not need it. It's quite a bit bigger but the good part about that is that it's easier to see without your reading glasses!
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    Nook... It reads epub which is every library in the US

    And most importantly, the Kindle books via Amazon are not owned by you. You are leasing them and if Amazon thinks your kindle was ripped off, they can delete your account and remove your books from your kindle at any time. A friend lent her kindle to her dad for a cruise. He decided to purchase a couple of books using the on line Amazon app. Amazon assumed that the kindle was stolen and deleted the daughters account and zeroed her books off the kindle. Took her a few months to get her account back up due to a run around at Amazon.

    Nook books are owned by you. Sure, if your account is compromised because your Nook was stolen, YOU can contact B&N and they will zero your Nook. YOU have control... not B&N... I own three nooks and had a kindle. All are great readers. My Nook Color is now a small tablet using the N2A chip ($19.99 or $17.99 with online coupon) and I can switch between an Android tablet or a reader. Not the fastest processor but it works. My favorite is the Nook Glow. I can read it outside like a Kindle paper but I can also read it in a dimly lit room using the LED's that surround the tablet. You can access/borrow from the local library for books and after two weeks, they will go away on their own.

    BTW, my nooks that are B&W last over a month on a charge, the color nook lasts a couple of days depending on what is on (blue tooth, location services, etc) like a smart phone.

    Good luck on whatever you decide on... as I stated, both a great e-readers... you just have more choices with a Nook...

    oh and the bankruptcy thing about B&N are the brick and mortar stores in some areas. The B&N online is a separate company and is in no way close to any financial concerns... Plus Nook books are available outside of B&N... not true for Kindle unless you torrent.
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    I suggest Nook if your getting a color reader.
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    I'm telling you, Chromebook.

    Supports .epub, does color, the whole nine yards.
    And you can buy books from Amazon and own the copy.
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    My youngest daughter has the Nook. She can get library books and more importantly school text books. In our house my daughters and wife have IPAD, IPOD, I phone, the nook and each have a lap top. All I know is I PAID.
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    Book. Don't need no stinkin' Kindle or Nook crapping out on me. Progress isn't worth a hoot when it quits on you.
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    Still using cap and ball, OldVet? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    Still using cap and ball, OldVet? ;-)
    As a matter of fact, I do have one!! And a bow. And a knife. And a few sizeable rocks on hand!!
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    Nook or Kindle?

    Neither, I Pad mini.

    Faster browsing then my wife's Nook and I was not impressed with the Kindle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Book. Don't need no stinkin' Kindle or Nook crapping out on me. Progress isn't worth a hoot when it quits on you.
    I'm sure some guy way back in the day said "I don't see what all this fuss about paper is. It'll be a cold day in hell when I give up my stone tablets! Hey you kids... GET OFF MY LAWN!"
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    Can't speak for others, but I have a Kindle Fire, and I love it. Easy to use and nice screen. It does NOT have 3G, (maybe newer ones do) just wi-fi... My original Kindle (without the color screen) did have 3G, which was really nice. Not having 3G on the Kindle Fire has not been an issue at all...

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    I bought the Kindle Fire for my Dad last Veterans Day, he loved it. Of course, I played with it for a while before giving it to him. I've also used the Nook, but I'd much prefer one of the newer Galaxy tablets over either or, since as many have said, you can just download either app for your e-reading needs.
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    I'm in the neither group. Get a Nexus 7. Load the Kindle and Nook reader and go with it. The Kindle has a more limited set of the Google Play store apps.
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