- 04-15-2011, 07:15 PM #2
I was looking on Amazon earlier today for any news of Kindle for PB and found no mention of it. They announced months ago that there would be one but no date of availability given. I would be surprised if it's there on the 19th, but one can always hope!
Since I don't have a Nook, have not looked into it.
- 04-21-2011, 12:47 AM #7
I don't understand why everyone wants to ruin their eyes by reading on a backlit tablet. Kindle's and Nooks are cheap. Why not buy that when you read a lot? It's WAY nicer. I picked up a Nook on some offer for 70 bucks a while ago to give to my father in law for his birthday. Go figure...
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04-21-2011, 11:15 AM #9
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I agree that I would much rather read on my e-ink Nook, but, since I will always have my playbook with me but will sometimes leave the Nook at home, I would love to be able to read a couple pages on the PB when I have a few extra minutes in the day and have those pages sync with my B&N library. Just an added convenience for me, but not a necessity.
- 04-21-2011, 12:47 PM #12
- 04-21-2011, 01:03 PM #13
The Kindle is great (I own one of the new generation) when you are going to sit down at home and read. The problem is that - eventhough it is very small - it is kind of a one trick pony and a pain to always take with you.
Right now, I'm a watch, keys, wallet, blackberry guy. I've tried adding the PB the past few days. No chance my Kindle ever gets added to the list.
Kindle apps are great because they alll sync up together and let you read the same book on multiple devices - whatever you have handy. I've read large portions of a book on my 9700 while on the, ahem, can.
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04-22-2011, 07:27 AM #14
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I also have a Kindle and love it, but to be able to combine this with a playbook app would be awesome. I like to read in bed and even though I use a book light, the ability to read on the playbook would be a big plus.
The Kobo app seems nice on the playbook, but I don't want to use two platforms. Maybe Kobo shelled out some big money to be exclusive for a while. We'll see.
- 04-22-2011, 12:37 PM #17BB4Life
- 04-22-2011, 01:57 PM #18
- 04-22-2011, 05:18 PM #20
In any case I have done some sleuthing and there are a couple of threads started about the Playbook at XDA but no one has suggested a port. I think I will head over there now and ask it in a naive, I-am-not-a-programmer kind of way.
So I did post the question here: [Q] BB Playbook dual boot - xda-developers. Mine is the second post in the thread.
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I think what we are seeing is BN and Amazon wanting people to use their hardware. Problem is: If they don't come with apps for various platforms such as the Playbook, they will lose customers.
I don't care for a backlit display. But sometimes I would like to just fire up my Playbook and read my Nookbook on it.
Come on BN, you can come with this Playbook app tomorrow if you wanted to. I don't understand the delay.
- 04-26-2011, 09:20 AM #22
If there's no Kindle app, I won't get the PB. It's a dealbreaker for me. And yes, I have an actual Kindle as well, and a lot of sunk cost in Kindle books, some of which are materials that I consult repeatedly. If it turns out that the PB won't get a Kindle app, I'll get an Android tablet.
- 04-26-2011, 02:27 PM #25
I'm ready to switch back to my VZW Bold 9650 (and add a PB to my arsenal) from my VZW iPhone 4, but not until Kindle and a few other apps are ready.
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