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    Im in the market for one of those eReader devices and need a little advice. If you had to choose between The Kindle from Amazon or The Nook from Barnes and Noble which one would TG choose?? and of course why?

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  • #2
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    Personally I'd go for the Kindle. Being able to wirelessly download books is awesome. That said it's to pricey and the books way to expensive to warranty a purchase right now.


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    • #3
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      I'd go for the B&N Nook, only because the Amazon has already proven that it's not afraid to make paid-for eBooks disappear from your Kindle...

      Check out these charts: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
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      • #4
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        After looking at that chart it looks as though you'll be able to wirelessly download books on the nook as well (although not over the cell network thusly not anywhere you want). If they lowered the price on the Nook it'd be quite tempting.


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        • #5
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          Oh, yeah, the nook is going to be using AT&T's 3G network for wireless downloads, which is better for me, as ATT has much better coverage in my town...
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            Would it be practical to create an ereader that would piggyback off an Android phone? That could potentially reduce the cost of the reader, while increasing its versatility.
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              I love my kindle. It goes everywhere with me. Great excuse for a man bag.
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by CingularDuality View Post
                I'd go for the B&N Nook, only because the Amazon has already proven that it's not afraid to make paid-for eBooks disappear from your Kindle[/url]
                That was one mistake, for which the President apologized. I am not sold on the nook yet. I also have a Kindle and it also goes everywhere I do.

                FYI..BN is currently being sued for copyright infringement.
                source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...ok-reader.html
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                • #9
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                  Lots of good info here www.mobileread.com

                  Ive got the Prs-505 since Amazon is blocking alot of books outside the US.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                    Would it be practical to create an ereader that would piggyback off an Android phone? That could potentially reduce the cost of the reader, while increasing its versatility.
                    you mean use the android to get the data and the e-book only displays stuff?
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                    • #11
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                      I am also in the Market for an Ebook Reader. I have allot Of .PDF files and I am wondering if I can Upload my PDFs to my Ebook Reader. I have not come across much information on this topic that is why i am asking here. If some one Knows what EReader I can Do this with Please let me know :)
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                      • #12
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                        I have a older sony reader PRS-500 and have been happy with it although it doesn't deal with PDFs very well compared to new models.

                        The nook also seems to be sold out for the most part until the beginning of next year.
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Benjamin385 View Post
                          I am also in the Market for an Ebook Reader. I have allot Of .PDF files and I am wondering if I can Upload my PDFs to my Ebook Reader. I have not come across much information on this topic that is why i am asking here. If some one Knows what EReader I can Do this with Please let me know :)
                          The only reader currently to allow pdf transfers (easily) is the Irex, which is about $700.

                          For the Kindle, you have to send your files(s) to amazon and they will convert them for you. They will only convert non-drm files though.

                          Hope this helped.
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Bc2ID View Post
                            The only reader currently to allow pdf transfers (easily) is the Irex, which is about $700.

                            For the Kindle, you have to send your files(s) to amazon and they will convert them for you. They will only convert non-drm files though.

                            Hope this helped.
                            No, the Nook handles PDF just fine. As do quite a few other readers.

                            Again, this chart is invaluable: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
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