Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Barnes and Noble’s Nook

As if the decision to go digital hasn’t been hard enough already.

You may or may not be aware that Barnes and Noble has been developing an eBook reader to compete with Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s eBook reader. I just received an e-mail tonight inviting me to preorder the Nook, Barnes and Nobles “world’s most advanced eBook reader”.

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I’ve been debating for months on whether or not I was going to get an eBook reader of any kind. After trying out Kindle’s app on my iPod Touch, I had pretty much decided to choose that reader over Sony’s if I was going to get one at all. After all, I have already purchased something like 35 Kindle books and I also have a few free ones that I downloaded too. Just when I had thought that I had finally made up my mind, the Nook comes out. What’s a girl geek to do?

The Nook has many cool features such as an expandable memory slot to store up to 17,500 books. Whoa! You can lend your eBooks to others!! It even has a built in dictionary so you can read complicated books and look up words you don’t know. Yeah! AND, it’s competitively priced at $259.00. What to do, what to do.

Now I don’t know whether to be glad that I waited to get an eBook reader because now I have more choices and the Nook looks pretty darn cool. Plus, I like the name. Or whether or not I should be irritated that I waited so long to get one because now I have more choices and I won’t be able to decide between a Kindle and a Nook.Oh well. We’ll see. I’m not much for preordering new technology that hasn’t been tried out yet so I have, at the very earliest, until November 30 to make up my mind. That’s enough time, right?

6 comments:

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  2. I've been torn about getting an eReader too. I really like the idea of being able to share your downloads though. Can you not do that with Kindle?

    Ah, but, there is just domething about holding a book.

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  3. um..something. not domething. ha.

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  4. I'm feel the same way Pam which is why I've debated about it for so long. I'm going to wait to hear reviews of Nook and then probably bite the bullet and buy one. It'll definitely be either a Nook or a Kindle though.

    Oh. And as far as I know (I can't be 100% since I don't own one) but I don't think you can share books on the Kindle. That alone may be the deciding factor.

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  5. I have no plans to get an e-reader device, but if I happen to get one for Christmas I won't complain. :-) I really like the sound of the Nook. Like you though, I want to see how it reviews.

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  6. LF~~Yup. The reviews may just be the key. From what I've been reading around the blogosphere (so far) people are pretty excited and enthusiastic about Nook.

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