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MayHamm Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:18 PM
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69. I have a NookColor. My niece is getting a KindleFire
The NookColor is a lot like the newest NookTablet because the NC is backlit and I can surf the web (but not very good.) The newest Nook is made the same but a lot better. So is the KindleFire which my niece will have and between the two I'd recommend the Fire because B&N's internal configuration keeps nearly all of the storage space reserved for stuff you buy at B&N only. Amazon doesn't do that with the Fire. Plus the Fire costs $50 less.

BUT, as to reading in daylight. I have no trouble at all. None. I read outside all the time on my backlit NookColor. However... at the B&N discussion board people do complain about it and those who have a problem never seem to be able to read in the sun. I don't know why.
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  -Kindle/Nooks Vs Traditional books redirish28  Dec-06-10 09:30 PM   #0 
  - Love art books  abelenkpe   Dec-06-10 09:34 PM   #1 
  - I'll take a page-turner book ANY DAY over electronic devices  Skittles   Dec-06-10 09:35 PM   #2 
  - iPads are overtaking the Kindle/Nooks.  onehandle   Dec-06-10 09:40 PM   #3 
  - Which audible app are you referring to?  eablair3   May-20-11 12:05 PM   #30 
  - Yeah - that is accurate..... well maybe in some universe  dmallind   Jul-19-11 12:40 PM   #41 
  - Love books and buy them used.  astonamous   Dec-06-10 09:48 PM   #4 
  - Traditional. I can read my book from take off to touch down without having to power down.  Arctic Dave   Dec-06-10 09:53 PM   #5 
  - I'm a computer geek  Confusious   Dec-06-10 10:09 PM   #6 
  - Kindle rocks ...  spin   Dec-06-10 10:36 PM   #7 
  - +1 Same great features makes me love my Nook  RamboLiberal   May-20-11 02:55 PM   #31 
  - Kindle - for Font Size  OutNow   Dec-07-10 01:24 AM   #8 
  - After cataract surgery,  fadedrose   Dec-25-10 10:28 PM   #18 
  - What a relief that all the responders  SheilaT   Dec-07-10 10:20 PM   #9 
  - I had to vote OTHER; I listen to audiobooks  MaineDem   Dec-08-10 06:40 AM   #10 
  - I love my Kindle but there are some things I want in hard-copy  housewolf   Dec-12-10 12:23 AM   #11 
  - People react to Kindle like one has to give up hard-copy books . . .  Lex   Mar-06-11 02:59 PM   #25 
  - I prefer paper for novels, but...  Demstud   Dec-18-10 11:23 AM   #12 
  - Is the screen really large enough for the charts, the graphs,  SheilaT   Oct-22-11 02:37 AM   #59 
  - Other: I don't know because I've never read with one.  LWolf   Dec-19-10 03:55 PM   #13 
  - traditional books - the library  FamousBlueRaincoat   Dec-21-10 08:36 PM   #14 
  - New fiction  truevote   Oct-24-11 11:54 AM   #62 
  - I read'em all  getting old in mke   Dec-22-10 01:11 PM   #15 
  - Not sure...  mvccd1000   Dec-24-10 03:50 AM   #16 
  - Traditional books. I love the touch, turning pages,  Curmudgeoness   Dec-25-10 09:08 PM   #17 
  - I got a Nook for Christmas  WolverineDG   Jan-01-11 11:19 AM   #19 
  - Bought a Kindle over a year ago and I'll never go back paper again.  Mudoria   Feb-19-11 09:26 AM   #20 
  - Same here - except I have a Nook  RamboLiberal   May-20-11 02:57 PM   #32 
  - I love the feel and smell of real books  JitterbugPerfume   Feb-19-11 12:15 PM   #21 
  - I like being surrounded by books  Poiuyt   Feb-28-11 09:51 AM   #22 
  - Durability  KusaVariola   Mar-03-11 09:47 PM   #23 
  - I love both. The thing about the Kindle is that you don't have to give up real books.  Lex   Mar-06-11 02:57 PM   #24 
  - Both  Lost-in-FL   Mar-12-11 12:30 PM   #26 
  - Nook - hackable android......  cdsilv   Mar-16-11 12:54 PM   #27 
  - I'm a fairly non tech type of guy  Philippine expat   May-19-11 09:50 PM   #28 
  - Author and bookstore manager  WaitingforKarlRove   May-20-11 07:12 AM   #29 
  - books because i can't afford the kindle/nook  pitohui   May-20-11 10:36 PM   #33 
  - utter tosh.  dmallind   Jul-19-11 11:46 AM   #38 
  - My library is looking into..  fadedrose   Jul-19-11 12:32 PM   #39 
  - But getting those books from the public  SheilaT   Jul-19-11 03:05 PM   #42 
     - And many public libraries offer ebooks too.  dmallind   Jul-19-11 05:06 PM   #43 
        - Do the libraries also lend the e-readers?  SheilaT   Jul-19-11 10:00 PM   #44 
           - You forgot to mention....  fadedrose   Jul-19-11 10:26 PM   #45 
           - Was not the point - shifting goalposts, but still easily answered.  dmallind   Jul-20-11 09:26 AM   #47 
              - For me the up-front cost of  SheilaT   Jul-20-11 01:21 PM   #48 
  - I agree  fadedrose   Jul-19-11 12:39 PM   #40 
  - I Like Both  WeekendWarrior   Jun-16-11 12:28 AM   #34 
  - Both paper books and the Kindle and iBooks apps  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-16-11 01:46 AM   #35 
  - Love me some paperbacks  DUgosh   Jun-24-11 08:03 PM   #36 
  - Computer job has been hurting my eyes and I've been reading less and less.  Matariki   Jun-28-11 09:43 PM   #37 
  - I voted "other." I have the applications for PC  Qanisqineq   Jul-20-11 12:58 AM   #46 
  - E-books are to traditional books as blow-up dolls are to humans.  Sequoia   Jul-23-11 05:27 PM   #49 
  - as typing on computers is to handwriting letters . . ?  Lex   Jul-23-11 07:29 PM   #50 
  - Like you, I love browsing more than reading sometimes - -  fadedrose   Jul-23-11 07:33 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-05-11 12:26 PM   #52 
  - I like both  elfin   Aug-05-11 05:22 PM   #53 
  - Me Too.  Wolf Frankula   Oct-19-11 10:13 PM   #57 
  - Call me crazy...  D-Fens   Sep-01-11 10:04 AM   #54 
  - I have a Kindle and I still buy certain "traditional" books.  Lex   Sep-02-11 01:48 PM   #55 
  - I answered "If it isn't TV it isn't worth my time" why  whistler162   Oct-08-11 05:15 PM   #56 
  - I've downloaded the whole Sherlock Holmes canon (all free) and am working  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-21-11 12:07 PM   #58 
  - iPhone/iPad for reading eBooks  justiceischeap   Oct-22-11 06:56 PM   #60 
  - TEXT files  truevote   Oct-24-11 11:52 AM   #61 
  - There really are a million free e-Books.  MayHamm   Nov-22-11 06:44 PM   #63 
  - And this compares to how many  SheilaT   Nov-26-11 01:40 AM   #65 
     - Why should it compare?  MayHamm   Nov-26-11 04:45 PM   #66 
  - Traditional books  ForeverFlashy   Nov-25-11 11:06 PM   #64 
  - I love my Kindle AND traditional books. You don't have to choose.  Lex   Nov-26-11 08:12 PM   #67 
  - Update: Kindle Fire; New color Nook, etc ???s  eablair3   Nov-27-11 03:59 PM   #68 
     - I have a NookColor. My niece is getting a KindleFire  MayHamm   Nov-28-11 01:18 PM   #69 
 

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