Monday, December 7, 2009
Barnes & Noble's Nook: No Kindle Killer, According to Technologizer Review
Link to December 6 Technologizer post, "Your First Look at Nook: The Technologizer Review".
Excerpt: Let’s get one thing out of the way right now: The Nook isn’t a Kindle killer–not in this initial form, at least. For all its pleasing touches, intriguing innovations, and clear advantages over the Kindle, it feels like a less-than-perfectly-polished 1.0 product, just like Amazon’s first e-reader did a couple of years ago. The user interface is surprisingly sluggish, there are some usability gaffes, and I encountered a major bug with the device’s most-touted feature. Even the much-hyped lending feature has a major gotcha: You can lend a book once. Period.