Selasa, 16 November 2010

In the box and initial hands-on

   The original Nook arrived home in a plastic container that was a bit challenging to open, so I was relieved to see that the angle color redesigned packaging.  

   The box is quite long at 11 inches long, but it has a cool magnetic opening about 1 / 3 of height from the bottom so that it opens like a puppet on the top half again and then beat like a magnet attracts.  

   A color photograph color Nook is on the outside. Above is the color Nook and Quick with the rest of the accessories on the bottom. 

  The inside of the bottom has a USB cable and a USB A / C with peaks folding the fare.  
   I almost jumped online and ordered a new color after cooking the food the device from the box, because it feels so good in the hand. I checked on board Samsung Galaxy Store  T-Mobile this weekend and blows away the color angle in terms of quality feel and construction. After switching on and watch the screen brightness and clear, I was still busy getting my Nook color.


The specifications for the Barnes & Noble Nook  include the following:
  • 7 inch VividView LCD color capacitive display with IPS and support for 16 million colors
  • Android 2.1 operating system
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Mono speaker
  • microUSB port
  • 8GB internal memory for approximately 6000 eBooks
  • microSD card slot for expandable memory options, up to 32GB
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Dimensions of 8.1 x 5.0 x 0.48 inches and 15.8 ounces

   Difference between  the Nook Color and Nook obviously include the display technology, of course, display technology and the increase in size and weight of yarn (15.8 oz vs 11.2 oz) less battery life, no hardware buttons on the page, the increase internal memory (2GB vs 8GB), and no option (currently) for a 3G wireless data signal.

   The Nook Color is very fast and responsive and the web browser is very useful. The user interface is easier to navigate to the corner of Nook color as 3G or WiFi.


   From the Barnes & Noble site, here is what types of content are and are not supported on the Nook:
Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G)Supported formats:

From Barnes & Noble, Fictionwise & eReader
  • EPUB
  • PDB
  • PDF

Other Sources

  • EPUB (Non or Adobe DRM)
  • PDB (Non DRM)
  • PDF
  • Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Graphics: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • Audio: MP3 and AAC
  • Video: MP4
Not Supported: LIT, AMZ (Amazon), LRZ/LRX (Sony)

   Check out free e-books at the public library is compatible with the Nook Color, and support EPUB, PDF documents from other online stores.
The Nook Color supports all formats that support 3G/WiFi Nook, with the addition of Office documents and video content. 

    I uploaded my Word documents, Excel and PDF documents (my video) and I saw that is used in the Quickoffice viewer angle of color. The viewer works very well and responds.

   I also uploaded a video in MP4 format and played well in the Nook Color. I could see the color of my travels Nook device for electronic books, music and video, as it is easier to just over 1 / 2 pounds as iPad.

Getting content onto your Nook Color

   You can save the integrated WiFi in the home, office, Barnes & Noble, Wi-Fi access point or other use to connect, browse, buy and download e-books, magazines and newspapers. No 3G data connectivity in this model, but we can see in the future.

  You can also connect the Nook Color to your PC or Mac and manage data on the device, including music, video, photos, and more than one file Explorer.

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook Reader (WiFi only)Using the Nook Color

   After pressing the center Nook button at the bottom of the display you will see the instructions to slide from left to right to unlock the device.

   You will go back to the last screen you were at and you can then navigate around using the bottom menu, aka Quick Nav Bar. You can also tap the top bar to go to the document you were reading.

   Tapping the word More in the upper right corner shows you a long list of the items you last viewed so you can jump quickly between several documents.

   Options along the bottom row include library, shop, search, extras, web, and settings. The library is MUCH more functional on the Nook Color than on the Nook with each type of data clearly labeled in the top row of tabs and very easy touch friendly access to your storage areas and folders.

   There is even a tab to quickly see the ebooks that are eligible for lending.

   You can browse the store and easily make purchases right from your connected Nook Color. You can search the store and your device too. You can tap, press and hold, scroll, swipe, pinch & zoom, and drag on the Nook Color so explore and discover your device.

   You can swipe to turn pages or just tap on the left or right side.

   Extras is an area where you will find games (chess, crossword, and Sudoku), utilities (contacts, music, and LendMe), photo gallery, and Pandora. The photo gallery is an awesome way to share and view photos with support to view the photos as a slideshow, crop them, rotate the, or set them as wallpaper.

   You can pinch to zoom and quickly slide right or left to view more photos. One of the main uses with my iPad is to use it as a portable photo display and at $250, the Nook Color is a much cheaper option for this capability.

   Pandora looks and works quite well so you can listen to music while you work or play. Barnes & Noble is promoting their developer program so hopefully we see even more apps coming out for the Nook Color soon.

   The ability of the kids’s book to be read aloud is attractive for families with young children and uses their AliveTouch technology. Your books can be read to your kids and if they want to read it themselves they can tap on the text to have it blown up and made more readable.

   Magazine work very well on the Nook Color with a cool page thumbnail view to quickly navigate to the page you want. You can also then tap the ArticleView button in the upper right that will then show you the text of the article without all of the higher end features of a magazine.

   You can jump back and forth between this view.

   If you tap and hold while reading an ebook, you should see options for highlighting, notes, share, and look up. If you single tap then you will see options appear at the bottom for table of contents, search, share, text, and brightness.

   There are six text sizes, different font types, different line spacing, and different justification options for you to control.

What’s up with sharing?

   within the settings you can set up three accounts in Nook color, including contacts from Google, Facebook and Twitter.

   You will find the opportunity to share prices, recommend titles, vote and comment on the title you're reading and after reading was for others.
Wrap up of initial experiences

   I spent about 20 minutes with a Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple IPAD. In my humble opinion, the building of color Nook much better than in the form of tablets Galaxy and the things that I really could with my IPAD I'll probably get by with a corner painting into a much lower price.  

  IPAD I can use my place for reading electronic books, web browsing, view photos, watch videos, and games. The color is pretty good corner, but not a real game console. 

  I went and had my corner of color again, after several hours of planning with the team and for my 3G angle to give it to someone in the family. The Nook is an excellent choice of color, and some things that I plan in the coming weeks to find is the battery life and my daily usage patterns. 

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