playbook vs. nookcolor
I am new to BB - I love my BB Torch. I also love my nook. I want a tablet primarily to read barnes and noble ebooks, and search and email with the web.
I am torn between the nookcolor and the playbook. I know the nookcolor will be a fantastic ereader. But I am tempted by the playbook's ability to tether to my torch for web browsing when I'm traveling (we RV camp a lot). If I know the playbook will have the Barnes and Noble app (as does my torch-the app works fine, but the screen is too small for serious reading) then I will probably go with the playbook. How will I find this out when the playbook is released? Thanks for your time!
- 02-07-11, 10:23 PM #2
It is very likely that the Playbook will have a nook-app. A kindle app has already confirmed, and I find it unlikely that B&N would decide not to compete with them on the playbook. Also, it has been reported that the playbook will run Android apps. If so, the Nook app for Android should work on the playbook.
- 02-07-11, 10:24 PM #3
If you have a nook, then get a playbook. Nook Color vs Playbook is literally Apples vs Oranges. The Playbook is a dual core, 1 gig ram potential laptop replacement (potential, not saying laptop replacement for all users) vs the Nook Color which does less. My wife has generation 2 kindle and ipad. Both do well and ipad does it stuff well and kindle with e ink does it's thing. Sometimes you can't really "do it all" in one device. Keep your nook, and get the playbook. Use the nook to read and playbook to do email and web surfing.
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- 02-07-11, 10:36 PM #5
nook is half the price as the PB will be but they are completely different devices. If all you want is email, web browsing and ereader then the nook is probably a better suited device.
i was actually going to grab a nook, root and throw an android rom on it and BAM i haz a really cheap android tablet
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- 02-08-11, 03:29 AM #7
To be fair, I've never heard of the Nook. However, you say primarily got read barnes and noble ebooks, but there leaves the potential that you may do other stuff, such as games (as someone said, apparently PB can run Android apps, if that is true, BRING ON THE GAMES!). And the seamless BlackBerry Torch - BlackBerry Playbook integration makes it a no brainer. If you have the money for it, buy the Playbook. That's just my thoughts, my actual advice is below.
Go into the stores and test both devices extensively and get a feel for which one will work best for you.
- 02-08-11, 07:03 AM #8
I've recently done a bit of reading on what they've done with the nooks...particularly the NookColor. Since you already have email/txt/call with
your torch and most email you are covered there. The Nook would provide a good email experience and you have the Android Market available, not 'maybe or when on PB'. NC won't have the 'dazzling spec's a PB has but it will be as powerful as a Ipad.
While it takes some tech knowledge (maybe you know someone) you can
now put Honeycomb OS on the NookColor.. which is great since it's what most Android tablets will be released with this year (PB exception with qnx).
To be Honest at $250 (here) for a NC vs minimum $500 for PB Like the other guy said I may get one to modify just to leave around the house for whoever pops by to use.. I'm personally looking at PB long term, the nook doesn't have a camera (but your phone does)..
- 02-08-11, 02:07 PM #11
To piggy back on what everyone else has said It really comes down to what will fit you best. But to be honest The playbook's spec alone wins (over the nook even rooted) but there will be a (major) price difference. A quick stop by a store (when the PB is released) to have a go to see how it feels and if its worth the money that you will have to put up for will be the best thing. One more thing I don't know what kind of memory the nook has but a 32g PB would hold all of the books you could ever dream of, just a thought.
- 02-14-11, 05:32 AM #13
The Nook is a great device to read B & N books. My son and his wife have one each. The big advantage for them over a Kindle (which I have) is that the NC public library is renting books in Nook format one month at a time.
The big difference between a book reader and a tablet is the battery life. I get over a week between charges on my Kindle. A tablet is basically a PC without a keyboard and there is much more compter power in the case. This and the color screen will use battery at a faster rate than a dedicated reader - fo course the tablet will do a lot more too. I would hatre it if the battery went flat two pages from the end of the book
The screen on the reader is very easy to read since it uses e-ink technology with its wide viewing angle. On a tablet you will get pretty much what you see on a laptop PC.
I think that both devices have their places but I think that each has to be considered on its own merits before buying.
- 02-14-11, 08:50 AM #15
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- 02-14-11, 09:32 AM #18
Ziplock bag. Problem solved. I read in the tub quite frequently.
As for the outdoors, I used my sister's Ipad a little on the beach last summer and could hardly read the screen. She used my kindle and liked it so much, she bought her own.
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- 02-14-11, 09:50 AM #19
- 02-14-11, 01:44 PM #20
I own a Nook (original, not color) and a Torch. I love my Nook and won't be putting it down for any color device. The beauty of an e-reader to me is how easy the e-ink is on the eyes and the battery life. Compare battery life of the Nook color to the Nook. I think its something like 8 hrs. vs. 10 days. Another advantage of the Nook is readability in direct sunlight. You simply can't do that with a color screen.
I will be looking to buy a PB, but I'm convinced we are a long way from having a true all-in-one device. Until that happens, I'll have my Nook, my Torch, a laptop, a PB, and many other specialized devices that perform better as stand alones.
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Wouldn't it be possible to program the e-reader app to show up in either color or B/W? I'm no dev and don't own any e-reader so I really have no idea what I'm talking about here.... Just seems really simple to me.
- 02-14-11, 05:39 PM #22
that is not the same as e-ink though. This technology is not the same as a tablet like the color or other tablets. most ereaders also arent powerful like tabs. To me they are 2 entirely different objectives and functions
- 02-14-11, 05:44 PM #23
The tablet is a much more versatile device and is more expensive and more powerful. It also does a LOT more.