Does NOOK require monthly service contract.
Do these new tablets dohickys require any kind of monthly service fee for use?Are the ebooks free?What is the range of these NOOK thingys?What kind of battery’s do they use?How much capacity do they have?Can I download service manuals on them?
No the nook does not require a monthly payment. In fact the nook and kindle fire are wifi only devices so you can’t get a cellular plan for them. Kindle does sell a Prime service for 79 dollars a year I think and with it you get free shipping and you can stream videos from amazon. You are supposedly can also get a free book a month. This is totally optional and you don’t need it to enjoy your kindle fire.There are some ebooks that are free, but not most. Most range from 2.99 to 12.99. It all depends. I’m seeing most good books go for around 9.99. Also each company gives some books away every week. Nook has a book every friday for free. They aren’t the best but they are nice to read sometimes.Range is dependent only on where your getting wifi. The free areas like mcdonalds or barnes and noble can be used on either machine.The batter is internal and you can’t replace on your own. Both should last you for a few years no problem.Capacity is an interesting difference. The kindle fire comes with 8 gigs, approximately 6 left for you to use out of the box. You can use your storage for anything you want, either from amazon or from your own stuff at home like music or videos you have on your computer.The nook tablet has 16 gigs of space, but only one of those can be used by you from your stuff on your computer, the rest of the space is reserved for stuff you buy from barnes and noble. Nook tablet also gives you the option of adding up to 32 gigs more space through the micro sd card.So I usually tell people this: if they are going to be using amazon to buy their content, their music, their movies and books and add them through there you should stick with the fire, the nook doesn’t have movies for sale and you can’t buy music from the B&N online store for your nook tablet.If you are going to be adding most of your movies or music from your personal computer and don’t care too much about buying it from a major online store then the nook tablet is better because it comes with more memory and you can expand the memory with an sd card.So Fire if you plan on buying your stuff from amazon like music and movies and books, Nook if you have music and movies on your computer and just want to move the stuff over and buy only books and magazines from the online store.As for the online stuff and speed they both match up pretty well. You can see some speed tests online between the two and yeah maybe one second difference between the two, but you won’t notice it when your using it in your everyday.Let me know if you have any other questions. And yes both can have their manuals downloaded, in fact if you want a manual you can probably download it from the internet already, just go on to the web sites for each and look in the support section.
Should i get an ereader.
I was thinking about buying an ereader, but i’m not sure whether I should or not. I read all the time and my books are starting to take up too much room. Should I buy one? If so, which kind and why? Also, are ebooks cheaper than regular books?
get one! i had a kindle until it broke and then i bought the nook from barnes and noble. i love the nook. ebooks are cheaper then regular books and you dont have to make sure a store has them, drive to get them etc. just click and download and its there. your also saving trees! i mean i loved having my hardbacks and paper backs, but after moving multiple times…there are just to many. they are heavy and they take up a lot of room. i carry my nook everywhere. its nice having ALL your books in one place…if your on a plane or on vacation and finish a book, you have another waiting for you. no need to haul multiple books. the nook also has wifi+free att 3G. you also have games on the nook like sudoku and chess, which are nice. it can play mp3s if you want to put songs on. the screen looks like an actual paper back and has different font types and sizes which is good for your eyes. has a small color touch screen which is how you select your book and other options, and you can either view your books by title or their covers. i like the touch screen. the kindle doesnt have this. it has this little keyboard that i just didnt like very much. incase your ereader breaks all your books are saved in your online barnes and noble account, so you didnt loose all your stuff. i read a lot (like 6 books a week) and i have surely saved money on ebooks, gas and time trying to get books. the nook can hold 1,500 books and you can even get an sd card and put it in if you need more space. it holds its charge very well. a charge can last a 7-10 days easily. and if your batter dies you can plug it in for 10 minutes and your good to go again. hope this helps!
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Can you transfer apps to a kindle fire.
I heard that you can transfer apps you already bought from a smart phone to a kindle fire, or from a kindle fire to a smart phone, is that true? If it is how do you do it?
Anything you have bought at the Amazon App store is instantly available on all devices. Stop using the Android Market as much as you can and use the Amazon App store. I have begrudgingly made this change myself.Installing Apps on Kindle Fire, Step by StepMake sure your phone has a Micro SD card installed. Even a small one will do.On your phone, go to the Market and download Astro File Manager. It’s free.This next part is the only tricky one. You must make sure Astro backs up the apps to your external SD card, not to the phone’s internal memory. That’s the default on some phones, but not on others. So …Open Astro and choose File Manager.Hit Menu, then Preferences.Pick “Backup Directory”Click the little folder button.Click the Up button until the directory displayed is /mntIf there’s a folder called “sdcard-ext” “external-sd” or something else that’s external, pick that. Otherwise, pick “sdcard”.Click OK twice, then Back three times.Choose “Application Backup.”Check the apps you want to move to the Fire, and click Backup.Now hook your phone up to your PC using a USB cable. Open the drive which appears on your PC, and look for the “backups” folder. Open the “apps” folder within backups. Copy all the APK files from there onto your PC.Now pick up your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon Appstore and download “Easy Installer.” It’s free.Plug your Kindle Fire into your PC using a USB cable.When the Kindle Fire drive appears on your PC, dump the APK files into it.Disconnect the Fire from the PC.On the Kindle Fire pick Apps, then Easy Installer.Pick an app and choose Install Selected Apps.Your app will now appear on the Kindle Fire’s App bookshelf! Enjoy!Also take note:What’s Compatible With Kindle Fire?I tried more than a dozen apps on the Fire and found some general rules.Amazon isn’t blocking anything. There’s no problem with apps that compete with Amazon’s own services. Nook runs really well on the Kindle Fire. So does the Dolphin HD browser.Most apps work, including paid apps. I moved two paid games, Cut the Rope and X Construction, over to the Fire without a problem. A third paid game, Safari HD, wouldn’t transfer.”Bloatware” or device specific apps probably won’t work. The copy of Blockbuster specifically for Motorola phones didn’t install.Official Google apps that require logins won’t work. That means no Market, no Gmail, no Books. Translate, YouTube and Maps work, because they don’t require logins.Here’s what I tested and what runs.AstridCut the RopeDolphin Browser HDDropboxEvernoteFruit NinjaGoogle MapsGoogle TranslateGuardian AnywhereLastPassNewsRob (Google Reader)NookNY TimesRadio.comSlackerTV.comX ConstructionYouTubeHere’s what doesn’t run.Android MarketBlockbusterGoogle BooksGmailFacebook
Is the Nook Color worth buying.
And how do ebooks cost? Overall, someone convince why I should get it
First of all I will say the Nook Color is the best LCD touch screen ereader out there for the price. I would also like to apologize if this review is too long. The Nook Color can handle books from Barnes and Noble as well as any ebooks that aren’t protected, very, very well. The amount of memory the machine has can be expanded to huge amounts thru a micro SD card, something almost none of the much more expensive tablets like the ipad or blackberry playbook can do. It comes with 8gigs worth of internal memory and can be expanded with an additional 32gigs! Thats 40gigs of space for less than half the 16gig ipad! And most ebooks are tiny files, less size than even a song!
Now, before we even get into the Nook Color, you have to first ask mainly what your going to be reading. If its just going to be novels Nook Color may be a bit of overkill. Eink screens are awesome for two reasons, they look just like paper and they use very little battery. So an eink reader that will give you a months worth of reading in the Nook color will need a charge every other day or so after heavy use, especially if your using wifi. If you want more than just novels, you want a few apps, you want music and color pictures from the magazines you might buy, the Nook Color is the way to go. If you want to be able to read in the dark. Its the most sound economic choice.
Is the ipad or an android tablet like the xoom or the samsung galaxy 10.1 better? Yes, but your going to spend an extra 250 dollars at the very minimum and in my opinion they are not as comfortable to read a book on since their so big. The Nook Color 7″ screen is just the right size.
So here are some pros and cons:
It can handle any ebook from Barnes and Noble including any ebook you may have that is not “protected” from your own computer. It has the ability to change fonts and text style with ease on any ebook.
It has a lend feature that you can use to borrow books for a certain amount of time from friends, haven’t really tried this but some forums are there to help out.
It can move books onto the home screen and you can move in and out of different books with ease. You can leave some of the books your reading there and archive the rest.Any book you buy from Barnes and Noble is yours and yours forever. I had an old Nook and it was stolen from me, I got a new one as a Father’s day present and as soon as you link it to your account, Boom! My book is there and ready for me.
Wifi is great, I have cable internet and a cheap wifi router I bought at Target and it can hook up to it no problem. Internet is good, better than any of the cheaper tablets or kindle. Some sites even worked better than on my ipod! Some will give you trouble, but usually you can work with it. Youtube works.
It can even handle the new Enhanced Ebooks that include videos and music, a very cool feature that is extra in the books and usually cost the same as the regular ebook. Imagine a book describing a location or a dish and if you want you push a button and boom theres a video showing it to you.
That being said, the speakers suck. Some videos seem to be louder than others and even though earphones help it still isn’t as good as my ipod or laptop. Also since the speakers are in the back some cases will make it worse, while the loose fitting cases seem to make the sound better. Then again almost no small speakers are good. I have a Blackberry Playbook and its speakers are great, but it costs 500 dollars and still doesn’t have a Nook or Kindle app so there goes that.
It has Pandora and the music played thru there sounds a bit louder and better. As long as your on wifi it can work great. Turn it on and then open a book and your good to go.
It has a facebook/twitter app and it works ok, its free, but it isn’t anything to scream about. Basic functions only, post a message or read other’s updates.
There are other apps, Angry Birds that work decent. Documents for writing a word file if you need to, some are free and most are under 5 dollars.
Magazines look great on the Nook, I subscribe to 3 regular magazines: Esquire, Time and Foreign Affairs, I am going to switch all 3 to Nook subscriptions. Article view lets you read the articles without having to flip pages, and now in one device you can carry your magazines, books and music.
Only con with that is it is heavier than the kindle or nook simple. But its still lighter than the ipad or those other tablets.
Hope this helped, if you have any other questions hit me up with an email, I’m more than happy to help.
Is the Nook worth the money.
yes yes yes! get one! i had a kindle until it broke and then i bought the nook from barnes and noble. i love the nook. ebooks are cheaper then regular books and you dont have to make sure a store has them, drive to get them etc. just click and download and its there. your also saving trees! i mean i loved having my hardbacks and paper backs, but after moving multiple times…there are just to many. they are heavy and they take up a lot of room. i carry my nook everywhere. its nice having ALL your books in one place…if your on a plane or on vacation and finish a book, you have another waiting for you. no need to haul multiple books. the nook also has wifi+free att 3G. you also have games on the nook like sudoku and chess, which are nice. it can play mp3s if you want to put songs on. the screen looks like an actual paper and has different font types and sizes which is good for your eyes. has a small color touch screen which is how you select your book and other options, and you can either view your books by title or their covers. incase your ereader breaks all your books are saved in your online barnes and noble account, so you didnt loose all your stuff. i read a lot and i have surely saved money on ebooks, gas and time trying to get books. the nook can hold 1,500 books and you can even get an sd card and put it in if you need more space. it holds its charge very well. a charge can last a 7-10 days easily. and if your battery dies you can plug it in for 10 minutes and your good to go again. if you go to barnes and noble on fridays you also get free ebooks, which rocks. hope this helps!
How do the Kindle(s) and Nook(s) compare in terms of book selection.
They say that Barnes and noble has more books by a few thousand, but in reality it’s a very minimal difference. Most books are available for both. Prices differ slightly but usually new releases run from 9.99 to 12.99. It is best to look for the type of books you want to read and make sure that they carry them before you jump into a specific device. Also if your going to want magazines Barnes and noble has more, but if you are going to get something like the kindle fire or nook tablet, there the amount of stuff you can buy swings back towards amazon.The kindle fire you can buy or rent videos as well as download music from them. Barnes and noble can’t do that yet.I tell people if they are going to be using amazon to buy their content, their music, their movies and books and add them through there you should stick with the fire, the nook doesn’t have movies for sale and you can’t buy music from the B&N online store for your nook tablet.If you are going to be adding most of your movies or music from your personal computer and don’t care too much about buying it from a major online store then the nook tablet is better because it comes with more memory and you can expand the memory with an sd card.So Fire if you plan on buying your stuff from amazon like music and movies and books, Nook if you have music and movies on your computer and just want to move the stuff over and buy only books and magazines from the online store.As for the online stuff and speed they both match up pretty well. You can see some speed tests online between the two and yeah maybe one second difference between the two, but you won’t notice it when your using it in your everyday.Let me know if you have any other questions.
can i increase thhe storage capacity of nook. how. and can i read free books.
i hv sum ques based on the new nook simple touch e reader;1)can v get books for free(coz i dont wanna buy)and also save them in the microSD card?will i be able to read them from here?i wont find any use of the 32gb card once i run out of memory)2)”actual formatted capacity(2gb-1000books)may be less.approx…
1. Yes you can, as long as they are DRM-free epub files your nook will be able to read them. You can find some sites online or libraries to loan books also. The files are very small, most books on epub are less size than a song file. So 32 gigs will easily hold over 10,000 books! There are also ways to get DRM-books for free via torrents but I don’t think Yahoo like us talking about that here.2. The nook will reserve space for the content you are going to be buying from barnes and noble. So if you buy books from them directly and add them to your nook it goes to that space. Any content you add from your computer like pdf files, pictures for screensavers, or non-DRM books you have will go to that diminished amount of space. Anything on your sd card stays away from that 750mb for B&N content.3. It can read pdf files without you having to download anything.4. You can get a Nook app for your computer and anything you buy on your B&N account will be linked to that account name. Once you add the app you will be able to download and read any content you have bought.5. The new nook simple touch does not have the option of having 3g, only the first generation nook or the kindle have that ability.6. During sampling you get only a very little of the book. If it is an eligible book and you are inside of a B&N store you can read the whole book for 1 hour. Those are very specific books. All others are usually the first 20 or so pages.7. Free books can be downloaded directly from B&N website or can be moved over via a usb chord from your computer and onto the nook if you have them on your computer.8. 1 gig will hold approximately 300 books. Since you can add any books to your sd card you can extend your capacity as much as you want. I really don’t think you will need so much space. I haven’t gotten close to reaching my nooks limit and I’ve got a ton of books on mine.I’ve attached a small video review of the nook simple touch I put up on youtube, if you have any other questions hit me up via email.
How To Upload Music To My Nook Tablet.
If you can get the music from Barnes and Noble, then it’s a simple download, but they made it very not simple with their update 1.4.1 to prevent sideloading. You can, however move mp3 files from your computer to the sd card in your nook. Connect the USB cable and open the window showing the nook as an external drive, open “my files” and “music” foler, then drag the mp3 files into that folder. You can access them by pressing the nook button, library, my sd card, my files, music, then play them. If you have an audio book you want on the nook and it’s in mp3 format or other format that nook allows, you can enjoy it on your nook. You will need an sd card in to do this. You also can access by selecting “media” in the nook menu. If yu want to put video on the nook tablet, you will need to convert it to mp4. AVI will not work.
Simple Touch Nook & SD Card.
Hello, I want to clarify with those who own a Barnes and Noble Simple Touch. It says that the storage for non B&N books are by default approx. 250 mb.So if that is the case, if I were to put in the ebook reader a SD card (say, another 2GB), would this increase the number of non B&N books that the eReader can…
Yes your sd card will increase it directly by how big your sd card is, so if you add a 16 gig card you will have that much more space for all your files. Now one note, simple touch is not the greatest for reading pdf files. While it is better than the kindles at reading them there is still a lot lacking when it comes to zooming in and out of pdf files on the nook simple touch. I would recommend the fire or nook color or tablet for pdf files.You can definitely arrange your books. There is even a feature called shelves on the nook that you can add any book you want to your shelf and then just go to that shelf to pick from those books. For example I have a shelf that is for action/drama books and I only add those type of books to that shelf, another is for autobiographies. It’s really up to you how you want to move your books around. On the nook color or tablet you can even place books directly on the screen that your reading and just open them up from there.