Friday, January 27, 2012

Amazon Kindle or the Barns & Noble Nook?

I'm torn between the two. They both have very good qualities.Amazon Kindle or the Barns %26amp; Noble Nook?
Hi, crstna, there's really no good qualities in Kindle Fire as a device other than being from Amazon - it's all hype and smoke and mirrors. According to almost 800 people that left 1-2 star reviews on Amazon site for Kindle Fire it is not worth it. Dropping all 5-start reviews (from Amazon employees) and reading middle ground 3 start reviews you understand that it is a deeply flawed device. It is confirmed at this time that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a fake where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
Take a look at recently released Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle Fire.)
Ignore "The UNTruth" as he's too busy "Astroturfing" to give you good information. Both tablets are excellent choices for people who make their own decisions.

By the way, on the Barnes %26amp; Noble website, the Nook Tablet has 126 reviews. On the Amazon site, the Kindle Fire has 3,570 reviews. I'm not saying that those numbers reflect sales or popularity, but apparently not "everyone" who's handled a Kindle Fire has put it down.

Just a note. Neither are true tablets with full features and full access. In fact, the Android market is limited for each, as both Barnes %26amp; Noble and Amazon will have you buy apps from them, and them alone.

Both have web access. Both have access to more books than you or I will ever need. Both have access to Pandora, Hulu, Youtube, and much of the Web.

The Nook has more onboard memory, though review on the Barnes %26amp; Noble website seem to indicate that less than 1g is available for non-B%26amp;N content. A SD card slot allows for expansion.

The Kindle Fire has less onboard memory (on paper), but has a large amount of memory in Amazon's Cloud for Amazon content.

The Nook Tablet has one advantage of free browsing while you're within the walls of a B%26amp;N store. If you opt for the Amazon Prime membership ($79 per year) you'll have one free book a month from Amazon, plus unlimited access to Amazon's movie %26amp; tv library, something that B%26amp;N don't have at this point. Amazon also has a music download site that B%26amp;N don't yet have.

Both systems have their supporters and both have advantages. They use different interfaces, offering different personal experiences. Only you can decide which is better for you.

Hope this helps.Amazon Kindle or the Barns %26amp; Noble Nook?
Kindle fire all the way better qualitiesAmazon Kindle or the Barns %26amp; Noble Nook?
Kindle Fire. Just sayin'.

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