Nook is best dedicated ebook reader

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  1. Spider

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    Hmmmm. Well, the author of the article may 'applaud' the lack of audio, 3G, a web browser, no landscape options, but the fact is that those are features you get in the Kindle that dispute the 'best' label of the new Nook. Also, no overseas support, an official anti-refund policy on books, and the fact that the 2M titles BN claims vs 950K for Kindle is based on BN including public domain titles in their claim where Kindle does not, all make the 'best' title iffy. I have tried the new Nook, and it's a sweet little device, but better than the Kindle? I don't think so. :)
     
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    I have both a rooted nook color and the new touch nook. Gotta say, they both complement each other perfectly. I'm sure the kindle is great but the lack of a touchscreen makes me less interested. I love just tapping a word I do not know and then having the definition displayed. Scrolling is just annoying, which is why I sold my first gen nook when I got the color.
     
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    Yeah, I like the touchscreen in the new nook a lot, and it's pretty responsive. I'm hoping amazon plays copycat on that in the next gen of Kindles. But I'm not willing to give up the audio, the 3G, etc...and I have a big Kindle library already. :)
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. The 3G is just for ordering books isn't it? WiFi works just fine for that.
     
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    WiFi works fine--when it's available. :) In the past three years, I've been in many situations where it hasn't been. :)
     
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    You just need to plan ahead and order a bunch of books before heading into the Sahara.:)
     
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    Heh. But with the Kindle I don't have to plan ahead. :)Seriously, I've found myself wifi-less in nice hotels, parks, beaches, parking lots, restaurants, on planes awaiting takeoff--and in my own home when the power is out. The free 3G comes in handy, then. So does the--admittedly terrible--browser.
     
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    I've got to admit I've been w/o WiFi a lot more times than I've been without 3G. (A few places in the Ozarks, my phone couldn't get a signal strong enough.) Not trying to be a smart-a#%, I have two serious questions:
    1. For reading, my NC sound only comes into play for reading children's books. Does the Kindle use it for anything else?
    2. Is the 3G supported in Europe and other locations outside the U.S.?
     
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    1.Kindle plays MP3s, Audible books, and books that have text-to-speech enabled. And the speakers aren't bad.

    2. Yes, the 3G is supported outside the USA. I'm not sure if there are extra charges in other countries.
     
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    Thanks. I wondered how that 3G w/o a contract works.
     
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    The 3G w/o contract is free in the USA, for general browsing and downloading content. But I think I recall hearing about an extra charge per book when using it overseas.
     
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    Good to know, thanks again.
     

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