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Got a Nook Color the other day + short review

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Haven't been able to root it yet since I don't have an micro sd card anywhere but here are some pics incase anyone wants to see it. Was originally planning on getting a transformer but they are out of stock everywhere and I did only want an ereader with some other functions so this fits the bill.

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Mini review from 2 days of use :

Since I can't root it I have to make due with its primary function as an ereader. Picked up the game of thrones book since I was watching the tv show the other day and found out it has a book so was like why not.

The screen is really clear so when not in use I might just use it as a digital photo frame once I have it set up. Videos are not the best on it as you have to convert it to a different format just to run it and it can only do 720p max which I should probably try since I am converting into a low 480p :/

Battery life is really good I have found so far. Took 2 hours to charge the battery to full on my first go and the box claims it will last up to 8 hours but at the rate I was going at (just reading at work) it would probably last longer then that.

Can't really think of anything else I can say about it yet (look forward to rooting it for more games and functionality) so here is a plus/con review :

Plus :

Battery life
Screen
Size/Weight
Speed while reading books is pretty good (not laggy)

Cons :


Micro USB port not working sometimes
Had to register online before able to use device (Was at work and had no internet).
Cost I paid to buy from US
PDF files are somewhat slow when compared to normal books.
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 5/26/11 at 9:32pm
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I just ordered one as well. I hope that USB malfunction is not an issue for me because I would be annoyed.
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Is the screen really that glossy? How is it in bright light or outside?
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Is the screen really that glossy? How is it in bright light or outside?
Never use it outside so no clue. Can change brightness and font so I assume it would be fine but I only use it inside.

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I just ordered one as well. I hope that USB malfunction is not an issue for me because I would be annoyed.
What malfunction is this?

Sometimes mine doesn't read right away but thats about it.
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I was talking about the point in your cons list that said Micro USB port not working sometimes. I hate having issues with my devices, no matter how small.
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O ya. Just it seems sometimes when I pluged it in (might just be my computer, never tried on another) that it doesn't read. Might just take a few times to reinsert it until it works but not really much of an issue yet to me.
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rooted it and put cyanogen7 on it now.Hard typing onthis a bitthough
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Get thumbkeyboard. It's the best nook keyboard out there.
    
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Get thumbkeyboard. It's the best nook keyboard out there.
Thanks, I'll try that out. Realized I had to actually setup a bunch of things just to activate USB (when rooted) so I spent about an hour trying to figure that out before finding a menu that lets you turn it on, doh.
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We should start a club or something here. Seems like it would generate some interest for those thinking about an entry level tablet.
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