Kindle vs Nook?

Use this forum to discuss the Nook by Barnes and Noble. This is the forum for you if you are deciding whether or not to buy a Nook, deciding which nook to buy, or you already have a Nook and need help doing something on it, need support or otherwise just want to talk about Nooks.
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Kindle vs Nook?

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:techie-studyingbrown:

I currently have a kindle but I think it's about 6 or 7 years old!
Now that I'm trying to get back into reading I'm thinking of upgrading but am seeing people talk about Nooks?
Must admit I hadn't heard of this before so I'm just wanting to know the main difference between Kindle and Nook? Or is it like the Apple vs Android debate? :lol:
If it makes a difference, I am an android user and have a Microsoft laptop.

Thanks in advance!

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Tatiana

I think one of the most interesting distinctions between the Nook and Kindle is that the Kindle Paper-white version is waterproof and can even be submerged for a certain length of time. A unique feature of the Barnes and Noble Nook is that it has an actual button that allows you to turn the pages.

Both the Nook and Kindle have entry level, middle of the line and top models. You can find entry level Kindle Fire tablets for roughly $79 dollars and Nook entry level tablets for under $100.

Battery life of both tablets is similar boasting either a month long or weeks long battery sustainability.

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I take it you order books from Barnes and Noble for the Nook then? Do you know if you can use books from Amazon by any chance?

Thanks in advance :)

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Tatiana19 wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 22:13
I take it you order books from Barnes and Noble for the Nook then? Do you know if you can use books from Amazon by any chance?

Thanks in advance :)
I have a kindle. You need a kindle or its App to buy and read books from Amazon.
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As far as I know, the Nook runs a shorter battery life, and is the outgrowth of the Barnes and Noble booksellers who mainly sell best-sellers, and the most prominent authors, unlike Amazon which seems to stock more products which are less mainstream, as well as the popular titles, and have better battery life.
I live in Australia, and also use Android for both my phone and tablet and Nook isn't available via playstore. I'm not sure whether you have access to the Nook app where you live, but worth checking that out first.
Regarding kindle/amazon kindle unlimited. You can subscribe for $13.99 p/m and have access to over a million titles without added costings. It's annoying to purchase e-books while paying this subscription fee, and oftentimes I find titles which seem ridiculously over-priced, for e-books, and sometimes stop reading e-books while I source a physical copy, and read that instead. But I'm not familiar with Nook's progress since I owned mine around ten years ago.

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I have a kindle on my apple Ipad, It is quite enlightening hearing about the Barnes and Noble's nook and their entry level. I will explore more

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"The original Nook has an electronic ink display for viewing digital content, and a color touch screen for browsing and viewing additional content. The Color Nook has a single, larger LCD screen; Pages are turned with arrow buttons on the side. The original Nook connects to the Barnes & Noble online store using a free 3G connection, using the AT&T network, or via a Wi-Fi connection. It is possible to read electronic books without having a connection available; Disabling the connection can lengthen the battery charge by more than ten days,"
"On a Kindle, users have access to dictionary definitions in the book, the Word Wise vocabulary builder, and the X-ray scanner. The scanner allows readers to quickly read a book to find references to characters, events, references and other information."

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I decidedly had told my mother-in-law, upon her asking me, to NOT get me a Kindle for Christmas a few years ago due to the fact I already had a Nook.

She bought me the Kindle anyway.

I can say after attempting to use the Kindle with no experience of the sort with Amazon, furthermore with the Kindle in general, I had a horrific time trying to navigate the device and trying to figure out the available reads from the unavailable ones. It sounds rather petty and pathetic to say, of course, after having used a Nook for so long, that I appreciate the Nook so much more after never having used a Kindle up until that point. I can't quite place my figure on the whole of the issue, but I did realize after having used the Kindle in that one instance, that quite a few more books available through the Nook, even by rather large authors, sold for a grand less amount than on the Kindle.

I suppose though, that if you are more of an audio learning type of individual your more adept to listening to a book than actually reading one.

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