dealsnook simple touch for $39.00

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I got one of these at this price from B&N, while not the greatest out there it is adequate and slightly hackable. I've been brushing up on my Herbert Wells on it.

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@spacezorro: That would apply to the actual Nook tablets. Did you read the article? "Going forward, the company intends to continue to design eReading devices and reading platforms...Thus, the widely popular lines of Simple Touch and Glowlight products will continue to be developed in house" (That article is from June, too.)

EDIT: Just wanted to add that I bought one of these for my mom about 6 months ago and she loves it!

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I understand you can root these. Has anybody tried and if so was it worth the effort.

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@vrsjco: There's video on YouTube. If you can stand greyscale....

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@vrsjco: Yes you can. It is rather easy. I currently have CyanogenMod 7 running on mine for over a year.

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I love these for reading, they're great. Lightweight, good visibility, quick page turns, super long battery life, etc. You can use Calibre (great free program) to sideload books and documents too. They only have like 256MB available for sideloading with the stock partitioning (which can hold a lot of ebooks), but you can easily pop a SD card in and get all the space you'd want.

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@vrsjco: I did. Works very well even hacked. But I use it almost exclusively to read. It's a great ereader, and with Calibre you pop books in very fast

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I bought one direct from B&N at this price. It's my first e-reader and first sorta-tablet-thingee. First thing I attempted to read on the thing was the EULA. I made it to page 7 of 174 pages before I gave up. God knows what's in there. I hit ACCEPT anyway, like everybody else does.

Apparently, one thing that is in that EULA is a requirement that you must store an active credit or debit card number with them as your default before they will allow you download any text from their site. Nope, not even the free, public domain stuff. That's a dealbreaker for me. I'll give out my card number on my terms and on a per-purchase basis only. That's just my style.

No, they do not allow you to buy a B&N giftcard and use that to pay unless you already have a working credit/debit card on file. They claim it is the only way to have effective DRM and meet their contracts with the publishers. I call BS.

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Been watching videos on how to root this. I am pretty excited about trying this. I would love a basic tablet that will let me read e-mails and other simple websites.

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No longer for this price at Target or the Best Buy link provided in comments.