[Article] No Nook Colors for two weeks?

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  1. rico2001

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    Read more: No Nook Colors for two weeks? | Crave - CNET

    Yea that is a bit weird and then again, I'd glad the NC is doing so well and I hope some sales numbers get released shortly. I'm dying to see how well the NC is selling.
     
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    Found this update to the article interesting
    If that is truly the case, it really is too bad that they have to take that slant...but hey, we were early adopters (we got the good ones! :D )
     
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    Interesting. I can say that when I went to buy mine on Sunday, I originally went to Best Buy, who was advertising them as coming with a free cover (in lieu of a price reduction, which they apparently aren't allowed to offer) When I got there, they had hand-written posters (I checked to BB locations) saying that they would be unavailable from Jan30th to Feb6th. Just 1 weeks vs the reported two, but an intersting co-incidence..

    In light of this, the pain of getting mine running after I was somewhat involuntarily updated to 1.1.0 while still at the BN location where I actually got mine (and where they had MANY of them in stock) was probably worth it. Or maybe not. Until I can get gmail/contacts/calender working all the way, the device is not really useful to me. Hopefully, I can sort that out too, eventually.

    Will also be interesting to see how/if the anti-rooted-ones get rooted. I'd guess yes.
     
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    Well, considering the fact that I saw on CNN (the Dell Streak 7 review) that the Samsung Galaxy tablet price had be cut to $299 + a $50 rebate, alienating the rooting community would be suicidal for B&N.. They're selling like mad because people like us want them to mod. I know 3 people locally who are waiting to purchase one when BB gets them back in stock. They'll hand them straight to me to root. If rooting is removed, that's three lost sales right there..
     
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    Talking to a friend at BBY in merchandising, it is not that it is so much that they don't want to allow rooting, etc., it is that support is getting out of control. They have a totally new technology in the Nook, and they are still working out their user support models for that. When you add in the fact that rooting and flashing is SO easy on the Nook that people who have no experience or knowledge are doing it, then needing help and calling the B&N Help Desk it is becoming a bit of a nightmare.

    I would not be surprised to see them come out with very explicit policies around this in terms of what they will and will not support, and if you can return it or not post-root/flash.
     
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    That's interesting that they claim to be sending them all back because I just bought mine from B&N on Tuesday. I also am in the boat that if I could not root it I would not have bought it.
     
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    They should already have explicit policies regarding rooting and that they will not support it. Pick any smartphone maker and they simply won't support the device if it has been altered beyond manufacturer specs. It could very well be that they are removing the built in ROM (so once you go the root path, you won't be able to go back to stock for support) Its really all speculation until we hear from a B&N rep anyway.
     
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    This is a very good point- customer service is a big part of the cost of selling devices and i am guessing they are getting a lot of calls. Having said that i don't believe they are going to change anything on the hrdware- not really practical to do a hw change on even 100k let alone 500k units units located in many different locations- more likely waiting for software to be ready so when the unit is first turned on the sw automatically loads ota
     
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    I agree, I don't think users will see changes in the device itself, I think the real changes are going to be in the documentation being more explicit, and in the B&N support people being better prepped on what to ask and look for.
     
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    Well better get Clockwork on your devices now if you don't have it. I wonder if people will still be able to roll there devices back to 1.0. The device is virtually un-brickable, so I just think they are worried about the sideloading of books and competing apps for books.
     
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    hmm....maybe that big writeup of how to put Amazon's Kindle app on the Nook wasn't the best idea?...:rolleyes:
     
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    Well, there is no way that they can OTA change our rollback ROM...They would have to physically have to change the ROM out...hence why it is Read Only Memory

    Oh i am sure they are worried about competitors apps running on their gear...they made the NC to sell more books...their profit margin on each unit is incredibly small, but they were okay with that if they could lock someone into buying their ebooks from them (its what they are in business to do)
     
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    They can never take rooting away, only slow it down. Until they move away from android, to some other system, it will be impossible. You have to take most article out there with a grain of salt. :)
     
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    People should be all good then, with roll back. We will all just have to buy more books from B&N :) I am going to buy one today.... There research team is probably reading this thread right now! lol
     
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    Lol true that

     

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