Nook or Kindle?

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    Dec 09, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    I'm thinking about getting this for my mom for Christmas but I'm not sure which to get. HELP!
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    Dec 09, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    How about a good old fashion book?
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    Dec 09, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    Amazon is offering free 3G with the Kindle now. Not sure how useful that is since you probably have plenty of time to get to an area with Wifi to download another book before finishing your current book. It also has buttons. The only down side is that it is ugly. The nook looks nice but doesn't offer much than the Kindle. I did the comparison too since I am going to get one for my best friend. I decided to go with the Kindle.
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    Dec 09, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    bigeasydude saidI'm thinking about getting this for my mom for Christmas but I'm not sure which to get. HELP!


    Kindle. Hands down. Do not let the Nook fool you with their new marketing schemes. PM me for more tech. reviews. ;)
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    Dec 09, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    Both are fine and dandy devices. However, I believe that Amazon has a larger selection of ebooks than Barnes and Noble. Also, the Kindle comes in different models/sizes.
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    Dec 09, 2010 11:54 AM GMT
    Nook.....supports Adobe Digital Downloads which allows me to BORROW e-books from the Library.
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    Dec 09, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    Kindle's television commercial features an awesome song, Lover's Carvings by Bibio, so they win.

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    Dec 09, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    Okay, I've decided to look into the Kindle and reviewed the specs on Amazon.com.

    What's the difference between Wi-Fi and 3G + Wi-Fi?

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    Dec 09, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    I am asking for the nook, though I am sure there will be a bunch on the market after CES this year. Nook is smaller and has a color screen. I like that you can read magazines on it. Plus you can share books with people. The social sharing part is cool since I rarely know what books to look out for outside the NYT Best Sellers list.
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    Dec 10, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    bigeasydude saidOkay, I've decided to look into the Kindle and reviewed the specs on Amazon.com.

    What's the difference between Wi-Fi and 3G + Wi-Fi?


    Wifi.. You can purchase/download books anywhere there is an open wifi connection.
    Wif + 3G.. You can purchase/download books anywhere Verizon has coverage. And anywhere there is an open wifi network.
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    Thanks all for your help and answers. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Dec 11, 2010 7:47 AM GMT
    Kindle.

    It's like betamax vs VHS or HD DVD vs Blu Ray. You dont want to put your eggs into the loser now and have all your books be obsolete when the Nook dies out (and it will, Kindle has way more market share right now).

    Personally, I'd get an iPad. icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 11, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    She's getting a Kindle, I'M getting an iPad.
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    I'm getting a kindle. Simply easier to read, less eye strain, and its CHEAP.
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    bigeasydude saidShe's getting a Kindle, I'M getting an iPad.


    LMFAO! Your fuckin' greedy! hahaha icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    Kindle has a better ecosystem. Dont buy a Nook for your mom.
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    charlitos saidKindle has a better ecosystem. Dont buy a Nook for your mom.


    what you mean?
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    Dec 18, 2010 8:29 AM GMT
    Minion said
    bigeasydude saidShe's getting a Kindle, I'M getting an iPad.

    LMFAO! Your fuckin' greedy! hahaha icon_lol.gif

    Damn straight, I'm greedy! She just wants to read. I wanna do everything else! icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    ruggeD said
    charlitos saidKindle has a better ecosystem. Dont buy a Nook for your mom.


    what you mean?


    Instead of Kindle vs Nook it should be Amazon vs Barnes & Noble. It doesnt come down to the product their selling but the overall services associated with owning one of these e-readers.
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:34 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidHow about a good old fashion book?


    welcome to 2010
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    I would rather have a book, but if I had to choose it would be a kindle. The whole purpose of a colorless screen is more battery life and less eye strain.
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Archos 70!
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    Dec 18, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    For reading only I think the only viable options are Kindle and Nook, iPad is too big for just reading, but can be used for many other things.

    I just got a Kindle WiFi. The 3G version is nice, it uses AT&T's coverage (and since it's GSM they also offer coverage world wide for free, meaning you can buy a book when you're in another country and not worry about WiFi) but even though it's only $50 more the get the 3G enabled one, I don't think it was worth it for me. If I really want to download a book while on the go, I'll just use the WiFi hotspot on my phone and get it that way.

    I did some reading between the Nook and the Kindle and there are some pros and cons to both, but in the end, right now, the Kindle seems to be the better one for me. Kindle is supposed to be getting the lending feature soon, but it will not work with libraries like the Nook does. The Nook is still very new, so it can only get better with software updates, and the price difference between the two is only $10 right now.

    Amazon does offer a wider selection of books (or at least seems that way to me).

    The kindle is VERY light, you can read with one hand and with buttons on both sides you can change pages very easily no matter which hand you are using.