(Closed) Nook vs Kindle ??

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Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have the kindle and i absolutely love it!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have the kindle and bought it for college as well. I picked the kindle because of the anti glare screen so you dont have to struggle to see the screen in the sun. Also I bought most of my books from amazon since they are usually the cheapest there and also you could download the kindle version of a book to your kindle in literally two seconds. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ccfwwedding:  I never ever ever ask to replace gifts that I am given. However, a few Christmases ago my mom very kindling got me a nook and I actually asked to change it to a kindle. I have beef with Barnes and Noble for buying my customer info from Borders when they went bankrupt, and then emailing me crap allllll the time. I gept unsubscribing and they never respected it. I did not like the fact that I would have to give them a credit card to be able to purchase anything.

 

I really love my kindle. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m an Amazon customer anyway, and their process is jsut really streamlined.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t have either one, but I have been looking really hard at the nexus 7. It seems to have more options and less limitations. If I get anything in the next few months it will probably be that.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

@StormyRose:  I have the Google nexus 7 and I love it!! It’s the best tablet for under $250. I downloaded the kindle app so I’m still able to read my books ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I love my Kindle! I had the Kindle fire but I didnt like it cause it got a glare from the sun when I wanted to read outside.. Now I have the paperwhite and its the best! Im obsessed with it.. The only reason I’d recommend the Kindle over the nook is because the Kindle is owned by Amazon..As we know, online shopping is huge right now and everything is done online these days.. especially via Amazon. Amazon isnt going anywhere.. 
Nook is owned by Barnes and Nobles and I think that B&N is the only book store company still in business.. I don’t know what would happened with the Nook business if the actual B&N store went out of business and got shut down like Walden Books and Boarders… 

I’ve never USED a Nook, so I can’t give you personal advice on the product.. But I have owned both the Kindle Fire and Paper white.. I love them both. If you enjoy reading outdoors, I wont recommend the Fire though.. the glare is super annoying! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have the basic kindle and the kindle fire hd and I use them both everyday. They were by far my fav gifts I’ve ever received

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have and use the Nook SimpleTouch, my FI has been a loyal Kindle customer since it launched (just got a PaperWhite for Christmas).

I think Amazon’s DRM is more draconian than B&N’s.  The Nook will read ePub files (among others) that you get from anywhere.  I believe (please correct me if I’m wrong) that for most file formats you’ll need to send them to Amazon’s conversion service to access on your Kindle.  The Kindle will read PDFs, but sometimes you run into formatting issues that require you to have them converted.

Here’s a comparison: http://www.digitaltrends.com/gadgets/kindle-vs-nook-an-e-reader-face-off/

I think as a basic eReader it’s not going to matter much which product you get.  The Kindle is more popular than the Nook by far.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Kindle is great because it has a bigger market for books. You’re much more likely to have the books you need on the Amazon market. Plus, it’s great to have with Amazon Prime (which you can get for free for one year as a student, and half price after). If you got the Kindle Fire, it will also have more apps.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

FI bought me the Nook Tablet. I love it. I’ve been a big Barnes and Noble fan forever. It’s a really great tablet. I can by books straight from them or download books from our local library with the Overdrive Media Console app. Plus, it can access the Internet, and you can download Android apps as well. 

I have a degree in Library Science so I love ereaders and all the different things they can do. It’s a really big subject in libraries right now. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got the Kindle Fire HD for Christmas and I love it!  There are a million free books all the time (not all well known but still really cool)!  I don’t know how many textbooks are available in digital formatting yet, that is a relatively new thing I believe.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Kindle!! Love mine. I’m not planning to get the Fire though – mine older generation is 2 years old and still going strong! Easy to use, huge selection of books, glare-free screen and pretty light-weight.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ccfwwedding:  I have the nook color and love it.  I have for two years now and again I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ however, i heard that is not much difference between kindle and the nook, i don’t know how true this is ..GL

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