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Color Nook

On 12/26/2010 05:05 PM, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:
>> From: discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at [mailto:discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at] On Beha=
>> Of Jerry Feldman
> I know this isn't directly related to your questions, but I have a coup=
le of
> comments, which compelled me to get a Kindle instead of a nook:
> If you have a glowing screen, you won't be able to read it outdoors or =
> bright light.
> I heard you say "8hrs versus a couple of days" ... But with the kindle,=
> only charge it once in 1-2 months.  This is a huge factor, because, alt=
> it's no big deal to charge your cell phone every night, the cell phone =
> only ok because it's in your pocket as you go to bed.  You're going to =
> it out anyway.  Chances are you e-reader will be in your backpack or
> something, and it's a hassle to take it out.
> I will qualify my 1-2 month comment above.  As long as you turn off the=

> wireless, then 1-2 months between charges is accurate and reasonable.  =
> with the wireless turned on, then it's 1-2 days as mentioned.  I normal=
> just turn on the wireless while I'm using the wireless, and turn it off=
> rest of the time.
That is an excellent point. The Color Nook does have a few more
advantages, but its major disadvantages are (1) battery life and (2)
readability in bright sunlight. The big advantage is that it can do more

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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