Let me start this post out by stating that I am a long-time Kindle owner and lover. If I seem to be favouring the Kindle over the Nook, this is the reason: I have had far more experience with the Kindle than I have with the Nook and I have been spoiled by the Amazon and Kindle experience. That said, let’s get on with my experience thus far.
Look and Feel
My first impressions of the Nook as I extracted the box from the shipping packaging was that the Kindle comes shipped in its ‘own box’ because the box itself is sturdy enough. The Nook packaging is flimsy. I can see how it would be easy to destroy in transit. I wonder if it might not be cheaper to package the Nook in its own shipment-sturdy box from the start.
Out of the box, the Nook was completely devoid of charge. I had to charge it for a good half hour before I was able to turn it on. As a gadget-geek, I like when my new gadgets come out of the box [ more ]
So the Kindle Touch has shipped. I received mine this morning, but I am sure there are others who took the second day shipping and got theirs possibly as early as Monday or Tuesday.
So far, I’ve found two and possibly three issues with the Touch that I might find to be of long-term annoyance.
The touch sensitivity on the screen is a bit ornery and I’m not sure that this is because I had only just booted my brand new Touch or whether it is something that will perpetuate throughout the life of the device. I tapped on the search bar and got no response. Typically, I tapped again and still got nothing. Knowing how touch screens can be, I waited a few moments and saw that both taps on the search bar had indeed registered and then processed in a delayed fashion. Gamers call this lag, us Kindle lovers just call it annoying.
The second issue I noticed was with the on-screen keyboard. The second thing I did after booting my new Kindle Touch, was to connect it to my WiFi [ more ]
This week was eventful in the eReader world – the Kindle Fire shipped early and the new Nook Tablet became available. And from all I am reading, it seems that finally there is some real competition between these two. Not until now have I been willing to concede that the Nook and the Kindle were able to compete against one another – but with their respective forays into the tablet arena, that just might change.
The Kindle Fire
And not a few of them have been flogging that dead horse of a topic – that the Kindle Fire is an alternative to the other all-purpose tablets on the market. I have been ill myself, so not as prolific as I’d like to have been, but it hasn’t stopped me from being incensed at how widely misunderstood the Kindle Fire is.
I neither own one, nor do I [ more ]