10 responses

  1. Bbjd

    Roll Tide!

    • Chris Leckness

      :) RTR to you!

  2. Anonymous

    I think I’ll be waiting before deciding on either.
    But it seems a little unfair to vote now in any case as the Nook Tablet has not been out for review yet while Kindle Fire reviews are going up today at the usual haunts.
    I think the “how much do you already have invested in a particular store?” is the big argument as the author points out.
    This is just another problem frankly with the state of books going from paper to digital.  Ultimately the fact that you can’t take them with you or transfer them is a killer of competition.

  3. Dale Strauss

    I said “Neither” for the very reason you sighted for getting it –

    “She has so much invested in the Nook’s library and it would kill her to switch. My wife has 303 books in this ecosystem so Barnes and Noble has us for life now.”

    On my HTC Flyer I can read Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and almost any other non-iBook format. I get 1gb ram; 16gb internal storage and 32gb micro-SD; front and rear cameras and microphone (say hello to Skype); bluetooth; GPS; aluminum unibody construction; all for $50 more than the Nook Tablet. Not to mention the best part – full access to Android market and the Google apps (maps, Gmail,. etc.). As an Amazon prime customer I can watch the free video content – no loss there.

    • Suz Perkins

      I am still deciding between the Kindle and the Nook, but after reading your comment I looked up the HTC Flyer and they are selling for over $400 dollars…so you said you paid only $50.00 more then the Nook which is selling for $249.00…where did you buy your Flyer?

  4. Anonymous

    Neither. Preordered the Fire and canceled it when the Vizio tablet was $190. Glad I did it, that Vizio tablet is very underrated.

  5. John Go

    Double the RAM of Nook Table will definitely have a lot of performance impact when more than one app is open. Everyone who actually held Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet in their hands noted that Nook’s screen is much better and brighter besides being laminated for reduced glare (not on Kindle or iPad). Nook Tablet is $224 if sign up for Barnes & Noble membership. 16 GB Nook’s content capacity plus 32 GB via microSD card vs. 8 GB capacity of Kindle Fire with no expansion slot IS a big deal – and don’t start with that Cloud talk, it won’t be available while traveling  or where Wi-Fi is not available. Portable tablets are all about doing things on the go. Cloud is way overrated – good for an occasional backup but not for content usage on Wi-Fi-only tablet on the go. Reading 11.5 hours battery life and 9 hours of video playback time vs. 8 hours for reading and 7.5 hours of video playback on Kindle Fire (even that 7.5 hours will? not hold trues in tests, video playback drains battery much more than reading). Silk browser of Kindle Fire will not have any noticeable performance boost over Wi-Fi (may be over 3G it would) and the device is Wi-Fi only; also this browser is a privacy hazard.

  6. Rdreine

    The $50 difference is more than $70.  Amazon.com doesnt charge sales tax.  Normally, I would split hairs on this but if your going to spend $300, I’d rather spend a little more and get Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus, Sony’s tablet or the base iPad.

  7. Md. Eakub Ahmed

    Is Kindle Fire really a Tablet PC! Lacking a lot in features and giving a lot of media, the trade off is not that ballanced! Its really very interesting to see the ransformational nature of personal communication & computing technology in last 20 years.

    The analytical reasoning behind the evolution of netbooks to laptop & mobile phones to smartphones to tablet is nothing but the market force which driven the whole communication technology from miniaturization to functionality to large touch screen to portable & faster computing. 

    Consumers of handheld communication devices in the whole world is currently devided in 3 main groups. The current market rockers are Kindle Fire from Amazon, iPad from Apple & Galaxy Tab from Samsung. Who will get the largest share of the pie entirely depends on the value proposition the product offers. Say, iPad2 is high priced & a highly feature loaded tablet. On the other hand, Kindle Fire is targeting low spenders who love to consume e-contents and dont bother about unlimited storage but bother about price.

    And the recent release of Samsung Galaxy Note is nothing but the merging of Tablets & Smartphones is cutting the growth of current hot sellers. This Hybrid product will lead the future of personal handheld device for a long time for sure.

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