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An electronic book reader developed by Barnes & Noble and based on the Android platform.

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A Quick Tip by Adrianna

  • Oct 4, 2011
I've been very fortunate to have my Barnes and Noble Nook to use for my classes at UCSB. More than half of my required titles were available as ebooks at a drastically discounted rate. Not only that, but I have been able to convert all types of reading files into epub file types that can be read by the Nook. So, I have a lot of class data on the Nook, which is easier to carry around than my laptop. Plus, I can highlight and take notes on it. 

It has been two years since I received the Nook as a birthday gift, and the device is still running strong. I only hope that Barnes and Noble will continue to support this e-reader even with all their new Nook versions that are being released. I don't need something overly fancy and complicated. I want an e-reading device that won't fail me, and the classic Nook performs that feature. 

When I get more free time, I will write a detailed review about the Nook. I'm very happy I have this e-reader. I'm still a little sad that I never got to experience the Sony Reader, but everyday I pull out my Nook I'm constantly reminded that this was and still is the best choice.

The only hiccup that prevents me from giving the reader a +5 is the fact that it can be slow to respond when scrolling through the text for highlighting and notes. I did have an occasion this past August when the Nook went dead--no screen, no battery indication, nothing! We never did find out what happened to it, but luckily the Nook was still under the manufacturer's warranty. The customer service people were very friendly, and I received my new Nook within a few days. It was easy to install all my previous settings and books onto the system, and I haven't had any problems since. 
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October 04, 2011
Wow, this seems pretty detailed to me ;p I'm glad that it works for your required reading for UCSB and it's much easier to haul around than a laptop. Great QT!
October 04, 2011
lol! I know! I meant for the QT to be much shorter, but you know me. ;)
October 04, 2011
I get the same way- I start out with a paragraph and it ends up to be three!
October 04, 2011
Lol! We need a Quick Tips anonymous group where we can go for help. ;)
October 04, 2011
I know lol and I'm the one that people are supposed to go to for help ;p Sometimes, I go back and read what I've written and think of my journalism classes in college that always made me REALLY edit my pieces down to be more succinct.
October 05, 2011
LOL! Oh well. There is much to say about being concise, but just as much to say about being passionate with the subject matter at hand that you write more than you originally intended. ;)
October 05, 2011
October 04, 2011
yay!! :) Sorry, I am so relaxed that I cannot think of anything smart to say....
October 04, 2011
LOL! That's ok. I've missed you William! I know I need to send you an email...and I will soon! I need to finish this week of school first. Got some essays due. :-P
More Barnes & Noble Nook reviews
review by . December 23, 2010
I bought the B&N Nook ebook reader after my dissatisfaction with my previous reader, the Sony PRS-600. I have previously looked at the Amazon Kindle that my sister owns, while it is a very nice reader, I typically shy away from any electronic device that doesn't support industry standard, and in the case of ebook readers, the Amazon Kindle doesn't support the ePub format, so my only other option is the B&N Nook.      After using it for more than 6 months, I am …
review by . April 05, 2010
How I feel about the nook:  I love to read using my nook.        The pros: I have had it about 2 months now and I can say that I am reading more now than I did before purchasing the nook.  It is light, reliable, and easy to carry around.  Purchasing books through the wireless 3G is a snap.  Most of the books I purchase and read on it are what I call "give-away books", meaning books I will read once and would not want to keep in my physical library. …
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
When I went to Barnes and Noble to play with one of these, I planned on purchasing it. But it didn't even work in the store. The samples wouldn't download, half the time the pages wouldn't turn, and the bottom lcd screen seemed off whenever you tried to touch anything. The device looks awesome, but didn't seem to function as promised.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
My personal favorite.
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The Barnes & Noble Nook (styled "nook") is an electronic book reader developed by Barnes & Noble, based on the Android platform. The device was announced in the United States on 20 October 2009, and was released 30 November 2009 for US$259. The nook includes Wi-Fi and AT&T  3G wireless connectivity, a six inch E Ink display, and a separate, smaller color touchscreen that serves as the primary input device.
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