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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:40 PM

I saw this posted in the midst of another thread, but no general announcement.  The Nook HD+ (16GB and 32GB) are on sale ($149 and $179, respectively) this week at Barnes and Noble - both online and in stores.  

The price is excellent and with the addition of Google Play, the product is almost as good as, if not better than, the Kindle Fire.  

I received one as an early Father's Day present and have been thrilled.  The HD+ can install the LOGOS apps from Google Play.  The Kindle app is also installable on the Nook HD+ - including the ability to send personal files directly to the installed app.  The only drawback, I can see, compared to the Kindle Fire, is the lack of a Flash Player, meaning Amazon video files cannot be played directly.  There is a work around - but it is a Free (or $2.99) app.  The HD+ has a 9 inch screen - great for reading books divided into two columns.  

I have installed the Bible, Vyrso, and Faithlife apps - the increased screen size makes these so much easier to use than the smaller Kindle Fire screen.  

I have used a Kindle Fire for about 1-1/2 years, my wife has used a Nook Tablet for about the same time.  Until the Nook HD+ added access to the Google Play Store, the Kindle Fire won the battle hands down. The Kindle Fire HD was my dream machine.  As of this week, I am not so sure, especially given this week's price of less than $200.        

Take a look before the price goes up next week.

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NOTE:  In the interest of fairness, I should disclose the following.  Neither I nor my wife received any remuneration for these comments, though my wife is an employee of our local Barnes and Noble.  These prices are so low, we received no additional discount from those quoted above.  The opinions expressed above are mine alone and not the encouragement of any Barnes and Noble employee.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Kent | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 16 2013 3:36 PM

Just got one for father's day, 10 inch 32GB, I been known to be tech. challenged so this will be interesting getting it all to work.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 17 2013 1:50 PM

I just saw that the price has been extended - though still for a limited time.  Whether this is a fire sale or not, the price is good for an item I expect to have for two to three years before replacing it.  

Also, I added a keyboard to mine and am considering a BlueTooth mouse as well.  The keyboard was easy to install and works well.  I am looking for a decent "Notes" program (todo lists, simple reminders, thoughts on the run, kind of things), but the ones I have tried do a great job of writing white text on a white background.  

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 17 2013 2:17 PM

Do You know of some seller that ships worldwide selling a bluetooth mouse to the Nook HD?:

Floyd Johnson:
and am considering a BlueTooth mouse as well.

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 18 2013 8:21 AM

Floyd Johnson:
I am looking for a decent "Notes" program (todo lists, simple reminders, thoughts on the run, kind of things),

ColorNote, highly recomended:

ColorNote Notepad Notes

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 18 2013 8:28 AM

Unix:
Do You know of some seller that ships worldwide selling a bluetooth mouse to the Nook HD?

I use the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000, works well, and Amazon has it (among others).

It is sold by a second seller, but shipped by Amazon, so it should be able to go worldwide.

There are also a plethora of BT mice available on eBay from Hong Kong, so those should be shippable anywhere.

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 20 2013 8:44 PM

Paul Golder:

Floyd Johnson:
I am looking for a decent "Notes" program (todo lists, simple reminders, thoughts on the run, kind of things),

ColorNote, highly recomended:

ColorNote Notepad Notes

Thanks for the recommendation- works great!

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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