Reviews and Problems with Barnes and Noble Nook HD / BNTV250 (7 inch)
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Not for me
Angela Barnes, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I returned this and opted for a Nexus7 2013 full fledged google tablet. I am not personally satisfied with the reader being the dominant feature. If I could have loaded more or access more google apps.I think I'd have reconsidered. Mine overheated during setup and I had to go to a local store to get it to turn off. I did learn this is a resolveable issue. I also found better prices at the local st ore. If you enjoy B & D predominant reading go for it.
A nice reader, but don't expect tablet capabilities
27 July 2013
Summary: Honestly, I was really just interested in getting an ebook reader, so you won't hear me whining (much) about how the Nook's functionality was crippled by B&N. What tipped the scales towards the Nook (instead of the Kindle, which was the other main contender for my money), was its compatibility with the epub file format.
Cheap way to browse web and run android apps on a fast, beautiful display
Donald E. Fulton, Amazon
26 July 2013
Summary: Nook HD overview Great screen, no cameras, weak speakers, crappy battery life, compromised android OS, but an inexpensive way to browse web and run the world of android apps on a fast, beautiful display. Plus it has a microSD slot to hold lots of videos for offline viewing. And of course, its original purpose, to provide a slick interface for purchase and reading of magazines and books. Pluses Wide range of browers available. I have 9 on my machine.
Summary: not so happy with it. I have had my Nook HD for approximately 7 months. During that time, I have ordered 60 books, of which I have read 50. Those read were placed in created Shelf A or Shelf C, depending on whether I liked it or not. Everything was working fine until they did a recent update and then it was like a tornado was let in. Locked up my Nook until I downloaded the update and then found all my shelves gone and books missing from my library.
Summary: This was my 3rd Nook... I liked the features, but there seems to be a design flaw with the battery charging capability. Two of the units I purchased did not retain the charge for the battery. Sent this one back. Amazon was good about crediting the return.
Summary: First learn about modifying the nook tablet. You can buy or create yourself a sd card with a custom ROM on it. Doing this lets you bypass the BN OS because the nook looks at the sd card first when booting up, it also keeps the nook OS stock and BN can do all the firmware updates they want to do without affecting the SD Card ROM. With a custom ROM you can install apps or read ebooks not offered by BN i. e. kindle books.
Summary: I haven't received this item yet.. it was a christmas present for a friend's mom. I was hoping that it would be the smoke colored one, instead of the snow, but I'm not sure since there wasn't a picture and it wasn't in the description. I'm really hoping so.