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#91 of 104 Old 06-08-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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Anyone know if there's a nook app for smartphones that run android? When I clicked on their download thing it took me to itunes and it said it has to run the iphone OS (uh, can't remember what it's called... Mac OS?)...

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A friend who has the B&N app for her iPad told me that the B&N eBooks (so for Nook) are more expensive than eBooks for the Kindle (she also has a Kindle).

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I have a nook. I got it for my birthday in April. i really liked it but then it started freezing.. I took it back to B & N, they installed a new battery. Worked well for about a week, froze again.. I took it back again, they gave me a whole new nook with another new battery. Works great now! Also, when I returned it they gave me a $50 gift card because that is the promo right now for nooks, so I have money to spend on some new titles!

I don't usually "hang out" at B & N, but I am starting to now because they have so many promos at the store if you have a nook. I have gotten free treats at the coffee shop some weeks, promo codes for free books... you just have to wander around with your nook and they give you coupon codes. Pretty sweet.

I think my first nook was defective. At first i was told that I "let it die" without charging it often enough (it was the end of the school year for me, so I was reading essays rather than books and the nook was not really in much use for that time period), but after it froze the second time, they didn't give me any grief about it at all, I was very happy with my customer service.. I don't think I would have gotten that with the kindle, and was the main reason why I went with the nook in the first place.. there is nowhere here to get help in person if you have technical difficulties with the kindle, and I didn't want to have to mail it back if I had problems...
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FYI-Nook'ies

If you purchased your Nook within 2 weeks of the current $50 gc promo, you can call 1.800.962.6177 & they will issue you the gc through the mail. You do need to have your receipt in hand though.

I believe the date they are saying it started is 6/2.

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I don't think I would have gotten that with the kindle, and was the main reason why I went with the nook in the first place.. there is nowhere here to get help in person if you have technical difficulties with the kindle, and I didn't want to have to mail it back if I had problems...
Actually, friends who've had issues with their Kindles (usually their fault due to dropping, etc.) have ALL had a new Kindle within 36 hours. No charge (I don't know if they have extended warranty or not). They had to mail the OLD Kindle back, otherwise Amazon would charge them for the new one. All were very happy.

Me, I'm careful with mine.

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I do the ziplock trick too! I could never give up reading in the bathtub, so my Kindle practices "safe bathing."

You just know that some entrepreneur will come along and market the Kindle Kondom for this purpose.
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I had a kindle but sold that to buy the ipad and I'm very pleased. I have the kindle app so I have all my kindle books on the ipad. The ipad doesn't have very many books to choose from like amazon does but I know it'll pick up.

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I have a sony reader touch edition and I love it. I tried out the nook but didn't like how only part of it was touch screen, for some reason it irked me. I ruled out the kindle because I mainly use my reader for library books and didn't want to convert files.

I love my sony touch, but really any e reader is great if you like to read. I have something to read everywhere I go - if I remember to take it with me LOL

ETA: The prices have been dropped to $189 for kindle, and $149 for a nook with wifi. I was almost tempted to get this nook deal just so I could get the b&n free books.
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Both the Kindle and the Nook are lower in price now.

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Actually, friends who've had issues with their Kindles (usually their fault due to dropping, etc.) have ALL had a new Kindle within 36 hours. No charge (I don't know if they have extended warranty or not). They had to mail the OLD Kindle back, otherwise Amazon would charge them for the new one. All were very happy.

Me, I'm careful with mine.
About a week ago I was knocked down the stairs by my dog and my Kindle flew out of my hand and landed on the floor and then my foot landed on it and totally broke it. This was at about 5:30pm EST. I called amazon.com to see how much to fix it and they were super nice. Over-nighted me a new one free of charge, even though it was totally my fault that it broke! I had it by 10:00 the next morning. All I had to do was put the old one in the box, tape the UPS label they emailed me onto it and drop it at UPS. They even set up the new one so all my books were on it as soon as I charged it up. Amazon customer service rocks!! I will never go with any other company after the service I received from them!!
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I finally got the software update for the Kindle that allows you to organize your books into folders - I love it! I've only come up with 3 cons since getting the Kindle, so this takes me down to two (no library compatibility, and no ability to share books with friends).
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I understand this is a waayy old thread, but figure other kindle folks can chime in.  I've never held an e reader of any kind and am pretty clueless! 

 

 I'm looking at the cheap $60 version.

 

Do you need a light to read a kindle in the dark?   Does it do anything other than hold books?  Text to speech with every book? 

 

With built in wifi does that it can access the www?  So you can do anything on it you could do on your a smart phone? 

 

My need is this- traveling for 7 weeks with children.  One is a reader who flies through easy books, about 8-10 a week.  I'm not traveling 5000 miles with 70 books!  Local libraries don't let you check out without a local address.  Downloading from our home library is free and we can be anywhere.  I think the cost of a kindle might be equal to the cost of buying so many books (used) and can be used for audio books (I think?) and for online fun stuff (maybe?)

 

Thanks for helping the technology challenged!


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The basic Kindle does not have any kind of light, so yes, you'd need a light to read in the dark. I am not sure if the basic Kindle supports text-to-speech, but you can load audiobooks onto it. You can't really do anything with the wifi other than buy books from Amazon -- it's meant to be an ereader, not a tablet.

Before you buy, check with your library to be sure they lend books in the mobi format. My library only has books in epub format, which you can NOT read on a Kindle. That's why I prefer my Nook -- it's much easier to find books as epubs than to find Amazon's proprietary Kindle-only mobi format.

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