So, I got a Nook Tablet for my birthday. I was tempted by the Kindle Fire, but most of my purchases are on the Nook, so I thought I’d stay with it. There’s nothing wrong with my other Nook except that it’s e-ink and not illuminated. And I didn’t like the clicking buttons on the side.
So. Get the Nook, love it. Put my books on shelves, browse magazines (you can buy individual issues, not just subscriptions–fun!) Also, all the books I uploaded from Calibre and Adobe were all in the same place, unlike on my old Nook, where some were in My Documents.
Then I buy the Android chip to root it so I can also read Kindle books on it. THAT was a frustrating day, let me tell you. Finally I googled and found out the Nook has to be plugged in for it to see the chip (which was nearly impossible to get in, it was so tiny.) So. Android now. Kindle, some other ereader app, Angry Birds, etc. But my bookshelves are gone on the Nook app and there’s no way to browse magazines. But Kindle has a lot of free books and I can read them on something bigger than my phone.
Then I try reading a PDF in the other ereader app, Aldiko. No way to make the font bigger for the whole book–you have to manipulate each PAGE. What a PITA.
Just now the Nook wasn’t recognizing the WiFi in the house to download books from Amazon, so I restarted it. Guess what? It went back to just being a Nook. If I hadn’t spent the extra $35 on that Android chip, I’d just leave it like that. Also, the Android chip sucks the battery like damn. I read about 90 pages yesterday and did some searching and lost 40% of the battery.
So essentially the rooted Tablet is a bigger iPhone. The lesson? the tablet is pretty cool on its own. I wish I hadn’t spent the money on the chip, so I think I’ll read as many Kindle books as I care to, then reboot it as a Nook and keep it like that.