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    News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    The line between e-reader and tablet blurs as colour and a full mobile OS enter the fray.
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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    If they can do all this for £250 right now and Android 2.x, then things are looking up for the spring time when Anroid 3 is out with proper tablet support. I don't care about 3G connectivity because I have a Desire which can act as a wireless AP anyway, so that's no big deal.

    As for the battery life, you need to compare this to the iPad not ereaders, that's what consumers will do after all.

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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    As for the battery life, you need to compare this to the iPad not ereaders, that's what consumers will do after all.
    But will they? It's priced like an e-reader and sold by a book retailer...

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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    8 hours, what the hell?!

    30 days in a read outside in daylight e-ink screen for a kindle thats almost half the price.

    Or 8 hours for $250..........

    You'd have to be the kind of muppet that buys an iPad to go for the nook, oh wait millions did that!
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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    It boils down to :

    Monochrome vs colour - the mono kindle will lose.

    Unfortunately eInk displays only gain from extended use
    - you need to read from an eInk screen like kindle's for a few hours to appreciate it vs an LCD.

    In a shop at instant glance, the colour LCD will look better.
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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott B View Post
    But will they? It's priced like an e-reader and sold by a book retailer...
    I think so. Apple have been advertising it heavily for reading books, some people will latch onto that. It's full colour and "pretty" so some people will lump them in the same category, not everyone, but some will.

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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    I actually use my Android Phone as a Kindle device - so would be comparing battery with that.
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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    This is the danger of a cross-over device. E-reader purists won't like the battery life, while people wanting a tablet will be faced with relatively limited functionality. Then again, you get quite a lot for $250...

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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    I have good eyes and i find it difficult to read books on backlit displays - it just hurts.
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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Unfortunately eInk displays only gain from extended use
    - you need to read from an eInk screen like kindle's for a few hours to appreciate it vs an LCD.

    In a shop at instant glance, the colour LCD will look better.
    Really, most people who see the kindle screensaver can't get over the fact its not printed.

    On first glance e-ink looks better, its just that its only grayscale, if they have animations or other eye catching cool stuff, people might be drawn to the LCD, but side by side there is no contest.
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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    People generally stop reading books that are in colour once they're about six years old. I can see how a device with an LCD screen would be better for reading magazines and graphic novels but not books.

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    Re: News - Barnes & Noble goes Android with the NOOKcolor

    ill buy an e-reader when they make popup e-books.
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