The Nook Simple Touch and the Kindle Touch – a comparison

The Nook Simple Touch and the Kindle Touch - a comparison

Let me start this post out by stating that I am a long-time Kindle owner and lover. If I seem to be favouring the Kindle over the Nook, this is the reason: I have had far more experience with the Kindle than I have with the Nook and I have been spoiled by the Amazon and Kindle experience. That said, let’s get on with my experience thus far.

Look and Feel

My first impressions of the Nook as I extracted the box from the shipping packaging was that the Kindle comes shipped in its ‘own box’ because the

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The Kindle Touch has arrived!

The Kindle Touch has arrived!

So the Kindle Touch has shipped. I received mine this morning, but I am sure there are others who took the second day shipping and got theirs possibly as early as Monday or Tuesday.

So far, I’ve found two and possibly three issues with the Touch that I might find to be of long-term annoyance.

The touch sensitivity on the screen is a bit ornery and I’m not sure that this is because I had only just booted my brand new Touch or whether it is something that will perpetuate throughout the life of the device. I tapped

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Let the eReader-come-tablet wars begin!

Let the eReader-come-tablet wars begin!

This week was eventful in the eReader world – the Kindle Fire shipped early and the new Nook Tablet became available. And from all I am reading, it seems that finally there is some real competition between these two. Not until now have I been willing to concede that the Nook and the Kindle were able to compete against one another – but with their respective forays into the tablet arena, that just might change.

The Kindle Fire

The reviews I have been seeing for the Kindle Fire have been mostly disparaging – Forbes, twice; Huffingtonpost

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