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Old 11-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Kindle or Nook?

I'm thinking of buying an e-reader with my Christmas money this year and was wondering if any of you have any opinions on which is better. Thanks for any info you can give me!
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I've been a Kindle user since the Kindle 1. I din't have a fire, i use the Kindle keyboard now. I think both devices are good. If I were you I would look through the ebook stores for each site and decide what you prefer. After you start loading up a lot of purchases you will not want to swap devices. The books do not go back and forth.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I purchased a Nook Tablet this summer and absolutely it! I had a tough time deciding Kindle/Nook. I ended up doing all sorts of searches on Google comparing them & then posed the question on facebook. There are a lot of fans for both. I think the deciding factor for me was when one of my friends told me about Free Friday, when they feature one free book (one you may or may not be interested in). I've enjoyed quite a few of them. You can also search for free books by putting 0.00 on the shopping page, but I bet you could do that on the Kindle as well. I know one is better for outdoor reading, but I can't remember which one that is, as it wasn't a deciding factor for me. Good luck making your decision and happy reading!!
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I'm also a long time kindle user. I've had mine for more than three years. I load free books that are suggested by Pixel of Ink quite often. I am a Prime member at Amazon so get one free book a month that way as well. I like the e-ink technology in my kindle, but if I were buying now, I'd probably get the Kindle Paperwhite so I could read easily in the dark as well. It's not backlit....which I find too hard on my eyes. Go to Best Buy and take a look at their display of choices of readers before deciding.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Long time Kindle user here. I love it. Nothing wrong with Nook; personal preference
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I don't have either, but am trying to save up for a Nook Simple Touch (quite difficult at Christmas time! ). I wanted a Kindle for the longest time, but then I found out that the Nook supports more formats than the Kindle, and that to me means more options for downloading books from multiple sources. Plus, no ads!
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I have a Kindle (the one with the keyboard) which I like well enough, but to be honest I prefer the feel of a real book. It's easy to use, though, and there are free books available both through Pixel of Ink and the Kindle Lending Library.

My daughter has a Kindle Fire, which we love. She doesn't read on it as much as I would have liked, but it's become our secondary laptop. I use it to check email and facebook when she's on the laptop for school, and she uses it for her role playing games and email.
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I have a Kindle Touch and I love it!! The Nook is nice too, but I'm an Amazon Prime Member, so I can borrow books once a month. Plus there is Kindle Deals of the Day which I've gotten a few books for as little as $1.99. I really think it's all personal preference.
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I prefer the Nook. I have the Simple Touch with the eInk. I can't read on a back lit screen, even the eReaders, it gives me a migraine. So I need it to look like paper and I found that the Nook was the best for this. I also prefer the size of the Nook, and I didn't really want a keyboard considering how little I would use it while reading. I like the touch screen keyboard.

I really think it is a personal preference, I think functionally they are basically the same.
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I have the Kindle Fire (1st model), and have enjoyed it very much. I was debating whether to get the Fire or the Nook, but then started reading about the problems that Barnes and Nobles was going through (as far as possible bankruptcy), so I went with the Kindle. The Kindle Fire HD looks nice, too bad my Kindle still works great.
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I have a Kindle (the one with the keyboard) which I like well enough, but to be honest I prefer the feel of a real book. It's easy to use, though, and there are free books available both through Pixel of Ink and the Kindle Lending Library.

My daughter has a Kindle Fire, which we love. She doesn't read on it as much as I would have liked, but it's become our secondary laptop. I use it to check email and facebook when she's on the laptop for school, and she uses it for her role playing games and email.
I was telling one of my coworkers about the Kindle Fire. I don't have one but she wanted something to check email, and have access to the internet. This sounds like something she would like. Is it pretty simple to use? She's not really that technology savvy. Just curious.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm another long time Kindle user. My first Kindle had the keyboard and I got a Kindle Fiare for Christmas last year. I think the Kindle is easier to use. I used to sell both at Walmart but we stopped carrying it. WE don't sell nearly as many Nooks as we did Kindles. Infact, we still hve some simple touchs from last years black friday.
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I was telling one of my coworkers about the Kindle Fire. I don't have one but she wanted something to check email, and have access to the internet. This sounds like something she would like. Is it pretty simple to use? She's not really that technology savvy. Just curious.
It is very easy to use - my 3 year old can pull up apps, open books and search the store (I keep the wi-fi off to prevent him from downloading things). I love that I can download video clips, etc. It is very easy to read from and I use mine to check email/FB/Read and entertain the kids. There are lots of free apps and I can get free e-books from my local library (up to 5 at a time).

You do have to have wireless internet for it to connect to the internet.
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It is very easy to use - my 3 year old can pull up apps, open books and search the store (I keep the wi-fi off to prevent him from downloading things). I love that I can download video clips, etc. It is very easy to read from and I use mine to check email/FB/Read and entertain the kids. There are lots of free apps and I can get free e-books from my local library (up to 5 at a time).

You do have to have wireless internet for it to connect to the internet.
Thanks! I've only heard good things about the Kindle Fire. I will tell my coworker about your review. Thanks!
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No experience with the nook, but have a Kindle Fire (1st version), and love it. Two years ago I had to schlep my laptop (17") along to WDW to keep up w/mail, pay bills etc. Last year I was able to do all that I needed on my Kindle. Plus it can co through security in my carry-on w/o separate inspection.
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