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  1. #1
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    Default Help! Nook Tablet vs Kindle Fire?

    Ok, other than the $50 price difference.... which is better?

    My Mom and MIL have nooks so I'm thinking that's the way I want to go so we can share books.

    DH got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas but I told him I'd rather have the nook... What do ya'll think?
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    My niece got the Fire and thinks it is awesome and much better than the nook, can do a lot more. I have no idea myself.



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    I have the Fire, and I really like it. The screen doesn't hurt my eyes when I read, and it's a pretty good web browser. I bought it solely for reading books and magazines, so I doubt I will put music or apps on it.

    My only qualm is that after you download a book, whether from the library or from buying it, you have to turn off the Kindle or disconnect/reconnect to the internet before the download will start. Kind of irritating, but I put up with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schune View Post

    My only qualm is that after you download a book, whether from the library or from buying it, you have to turn off the Kindle or disconnect/reconnect to the internet before the download will start. Kind of irritating, but I put up with it.
    I don't have that problem....???

    I love my kindle Fire. It was a gift (I would never have bought one for myself, I am such a "real books" person) but I really, really like it!
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    I just got a Kindle and I love it but my mom Loves it more then I do lol.



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    I got the Kindle Fire for Christmas and I squealed. :lol

    As far as sharing goes though I found out a lot of ebook have DRM (I think that's what it is) and unless you guys are on the same account you cant share books past lending (which the kindle has a limit of 14 days per book and if you lend out you don't have access to said book for those 14 days) So no copying those books. makes me sad, :lol I was planning on "stealing" some of my roomies e-books but they wont read on my Kindle because *I* didnt buy them. :lol

    Aside form that Ive been playing with it alllll day. I love it.

    Schune I don't know why you are having that problem? I don't at all. The only problem I had with my kindle and internet access was when I was at my in-laws they use a MiFi thing so dont have cable internet, they turned on their X-Box 360, so that and combined with 2 other kindles meant i couldn't web service but still could download books, ebay, etc.
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    From the author of the Kindle books end, Kindle has sweetened the pot for authors making their books exclusive to Kindle and available for lending (70% royalties PLUS a cut of a $500,000 pot in December and up to $6mil next year, which doesn't amount to a LOT per author who gets borrowed, but it's more than Nook gives you.) So you may see more reading material available via Kindle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Schune View Post
    I have the Fire, and I really like it. The screen doesn't hurt my eyes when I read, and it's a pretty good web browser. I bought it solely for reading books and magazines, so I doubt I will put music or apps on it.

    My only qualm is that after you download a book, whether from the library or from buying it, you have to turn off the Kindle or disconnect/reconnect to the internet before the download will start. Kind of irritating, but I put up with it.
    No you don't! I buy books all the time for mine, and by the time I finish paying for it, the download has started. Not sure what is going on with yours!
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    Just got one for christmas but also have the ipad, and I like the fire better then the ipad. It loads much quicker and I like the screen better too. Plus its easier to search for stuff like apps/movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriep View Post
    No you don't! I buy books all the time for mine, and by the time I finish paying for it, the download has started. Not sure what is going on with yours!
    Hmm! That's weird.

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