[brlug-general] Android tablets? tabloids? tabdroids?
tfournet at tfour.net
Sun Dec 26 22:35:28 CST 2010
I find it really great for browsing if your browsing is geared more towards
reading than multimedia. The change in form factor is refreshing for surfing
from the couch. It still lacks flash so that is a minus until they come out
with a 2.2 or better firmware.
On Dec 26, 2010 8:33 PM, "Jonathan Roberts" <gremln007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the informative review of both devices!
> How do you like the nook for browsing? I have been considering a tablet
> browsing, specifically reading articles and online materials (as opposed
> e-books). I initially wrote off tablets as limited and thought I would be
> better served by a laptop. However, I find I don't use my laptop for this
> sort of thing after working at a PC all day... I think a functional tablet
> might change that and maybe I would start reading books again...
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:17 PM, Tim Fournet <tfournet at tfour.net> wrote:
>> So, I took that back to the store and bought a barnes and noble nook
>> It is a 7 inch tablet, same size as the samsung galaxy, but only $250. It
>> missing some things that other tabs have: 3g, camera, gps; but since I
>> already have an android phone, I can tether to that for those things. I
>> had to root it to get access to the Market, Google apps, and a regular
>> launcher ( see www.nookdevs.com for instructions). The screen on this
>> thing, in my opinion, is perfect. Smudges don't show up on it during use,
>> is perfectly viewable at any angle, and since it is a smaller screen
>> at the same resolution as the viewsonic (1024*600), the pixel density
>> text and images look realky great. The smaller form factor does not take
>> away from the usable real estate since it is the same resolution as a
>> tablet. It is also very easy to type on. I am typing this entire email on
>> in portrait mode with my thumbs.
>> The other big thing that the nook has going for it is the huge customer
>> base, which to me means it's going to have a long support time, and it
>> already has a ton of accessories. B&N has opened up an sdk for it and
>> released source as well.
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