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I don't get the point of this new color LCD Nook. If you are going to give up the features of e-ink, why would you want to carry a seperate device instead of just using a phone or pad? You would think that they would grasp that the selling point of a seperate reader device is almost 100% the e-ink.
LenexatoKCMO wrote:I don't get the point of this new color LCD Nook. If you are going to give up the features of e-ink, why would you want to carry a seperate device instead of just using a phone or pad? You would think that they would grasp that the selling point of a seperate reader device is almost 100% the e-ink.
I have to agree. I'm considering the Sumsung tablet when it comes out in wifi only so I don't have to lock into a 3G contract, etc with a carrier. otherwise, I must might wait and see what other Android based tablets hit after the holidays. I played with the Samsung and was worried that being smaller than the iPad might be a disadvantage but I honestly think the slightly smaller form factor works great as a pad/handheld. You can't really work the iPad with one hand or really two (holding it) especially if you need to really type anything while the Samsung can be operated by holding it and not having to set it down on your lap or table which I think is a plus. Once all the apps are available and optimized for the tablet form I think they will have a very good option versus the iPad.
I think there will continue to be a strong market segment for e-ink devices. I just got a kindle and love it. But it seems like a non-e-ink reader device that isn't also a phone or pad has about as much future as a manual clothes washing board.
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The Galaxy tab looks pretty neat, but I have a feeling there are going to be far more powerful Android tabs on its heels with Gingerbread, which will hopefully eliminate at least some vendor's insistence on crappy custom UIs. Obviously many makers think this is a good thing and it sets them apart from the rest, and that's fine, but someone really needs to deliver a vanilla Gingerbread tab with a dual core cpu > 1Ghz. Anyone? Please?
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