Kindle Fire vs. Nook Color spec breakdown

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  1. Spider

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    Kindle Fire vs. Nook Color spec breakdown By: Donald Bell September 28, 2011 8:59 AM PDT


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    The Amazon Kindle Fire vs. the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.
    (Credit: Amazon)

    In the aftermath of Amazon's Kindle Fire announcement, the world of budget-priced Android e-reader tablets just got a whole lot more interesting. If you're curious to see how the Kindle Fire stacks up against its closest competitor (the Barnes & Noble Nook Color), here's a handy spec-by-spec breakdown.

    Dimensions7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches (HWD)8.1 x 5 x 0.5 inches (HWD)
    Weight14.6 ounces15.8 ounces
    OSCustom Android forkCustom Android fork
    Processor(Unknown) dual-coreARM Cortex A8-based Ti OMAP 3621 @ 800 MHz
    RAMUnknown512Mb
    Storage8GB8GB
    Front cameraNoNo
    Rear cameraNoNo
    Battery8 hours (Wi-Fi off)8 hours (Wi-Fi off)
    Charge typeMicro-USB; computer charge OKMicro-USB; requires wall adapter
    3GNoNo
    Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n/x802.11 b/g/n
    BluetoothUnknownNo
    Screen size7 inches (IPS)7 inches (IPS)
    Pixel density169 dpi169 dpi
    Resolution600x1,024600x1,024
    Book storeAmazonBarnes & Noble
    App storeAmazonBarnes & Noble
    Book formatsKindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX))EPUB, PDF, DOC, TXT, DOCM, DOCX
    UnsuportedEPUB, LIT, LRZ/LRX (Sony)LIT, AMZ, LRZ/LRX (Sony)
    Video formatsMP4, VP8MP4
    Music formatsNon-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAVMP3, MP4, AAC
    Photo formatsJPEG, GIF, PNG, BMPJPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
    MicroSDNoYes
    Adobe FlashYesYes
    Other featuresCloud storage backup, Wireless sync, Media bookmarks, Whispersync, Amazon Silk Web browser, Free month of Amazon Prime, Video rentalNook Friends, in-store specials, Newsstand, unique e-book content for children
    Price$199$249
     
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    Nice chart. No Micro SD is a deal breaker. Among other things it means that it will be much more difficult to recover if you lock it up than the Nook. Birckable and almost unbrickable makes the choice easy for anybody that is on this forum and thinking about or already playing with a modified Nook.

    Some of the "disadvantages" of the Nook are fixed when you root. For example according to the chart the Nook doesn't have bluetooth ;)
     
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    Excellent points JP. I feel much more comfortable knowing I've got a bootable ClockworkMod SD with my backup images (including my stock 1.2) tucked away, just in case. Also, though you're too modest to mention it, that pretty much blows your CM7 on an SD card out of the water.:cool:
     
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    Yeah no MicroSD is a definite deal breaker. Not really a surprise though-Amazon wants everyone to be in the cloud.
     
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    Fixed it for ya ;)
     
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    We got the nook and "adjusted it" to our needs and likes..... we are not going to buy the kindle but people who don't have a tablet yet, they all are going to get the kindle, it has everything that one "thinks" he wants from a tablet, starting from the price. And as a.matter of fact, it looks like the whole world pre- ordered it already!
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