Media Behemoth Blasts B&N's Nook eBook Reader

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ilfipian

I think e-readers have a very short future life. They're the perfect device for more convergence into cell phones (as PDAs did), netbooks and such. Seems like a waste of a thing to get caught up in.

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Craig-g

For me it's all about the e-ink display.  It's just so easy on the eyes when reading in bed for long periods.

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JohnP

  Both the engadget and NYT panned the interface. Yet, all that could be fixed in software, right? I know, I know, it is supposed to be perfect out of the box. Shame of BN for releasing a buggy product! Thank goodness that was not the case with XBox360, iPhone, PS3, Wii, Sony Reader, and the Kindle.

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Ruins

I was considering getting a Nook, because my Sony PR500 (first generation sony e-reader requires a firm ware update in order to purchase new books.  Sony is going to e-pub format.  After reading this, it will be no nookie for me, (pun intended).  Instead, I will be sending in my PR500 for a free firmware upgrade.

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jnutley

I buy color PDFs from independent authors.  None of the current e-book readers do them justice.  I'm fine with my Nokia 800 WIMAX, although it could be a little zippier scrolling.  I like the screen size of the Kindle generation, but without color and a decent web browser, I have no interest in that market.

That said, I chipped in with other family members to buy my father-in-law a Nook.  He specificly put it on his wish list, so unless this review makes him publicly change his mind, that's at least one more Nook certificate under a tree this season.

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Paul_Lilly

I've got one ordered as a Christmas gift as well, although this one's going to a less tech savvy teen so I'm not too terribly concerned about the potential flaws. I'm anxious to test one out myself, however, and compare to NYT's assessment.

-Paul Lilly

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