Nook Color 2 will be released soon but there is limited information on it. Is it a good idea to buy it instead of an iPad?
I have an iPad and I use it for everything. But reading on it can strain your eyes. But other than that it’s pretty good. I’m actually typing this on one right now.
Hi, Mark, for half the price of iPad Nook Color (or better Nook Color 2) gives you all that you need from a tablet – portability, apps, music, video, Flash support and a great screen. Even though Nook Color has LCD touchscreen, it’s a new generation screen which is anti-glare coated and thus it better performs in sunlight producing less glare while reading on iPad in painful. The screen is amazing and readable/viewable at wide angles. You can get two Nook Color’s for the price of one iPad. Nook Color is more than e-Reader as you can also watch video and use Android applications on it. It’s a hybrid device, much more than just an e-Reader but not a full tablet as it doesn’t have a camera. Nook Color has several apps that already come with the device (Pandora Internet radio, QuickOffice, etc.) and hundreds of other apps are available for download. Also, you can use the Social Settings screen to link your NOOK Color to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends. When you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi. Nooks have USB port and microSD card slot. Nook store has over 2 million of paid books and about the same number of free public domain books. You can buy Nook’s at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Millon, Walmart, BestBuy, Staples, OfficeMax, Fred Mayer, P.C. Richard, Radio Shack, Target, etc. stores and web sites.
Nook Color supports:
EPUB (including Non or Adobe DRM)
Other documents: XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX
Graphics: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Audio: MP3, MP4, AAC
I don’t think there is a tablet that could compete with iPad right now. But if you want to have an e-reader tablet then Nook Color 2 might be a good choice.
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