dealsbarnes and noble: color nook and simple touch…

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this is a good deal. I've owned both, and currently have the ST, both were refurbs and worked great. I added a Nook2Android SD card to the Color which unlocks it into a full Android Tablet with Android Market. There are def. advantages to having one of each

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Are there multiple versions of the Nook color or just the one? Anyone have any comments for someone who would probably root this?
Would this (rooted probably) work for email and android apps?
I'd mostly use it as a remote (like iTunes Remote Kitten) for my Media Center PC and maybe Remote Desktop for the PCs.
Will the rooted version do any apps from Android? I'm not familiar with the Android store.

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@daninboulder: So you don't have the Color anymore? I assume I can Google the Nook2Android SD card?
Oh and how difficult is it to root myself? I JailBroke my work iPod and am fairly technically competent, especially with instructions.

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I posted this is the other dup listing, so I'll repost here:

I saw this earlier and if I hadn't just purchased a Simple Touch a couple months ago, would be all over this. It wasn't immediately clear to me the first time I read the deal, so in case anyone else isn't clear:
The deal is a refurbished Nook Color (not Nook Tablet) for $129 and you can add a Nook Simple Touch for only $20 more. It's offered directly from Barnes & Noble's ebay store, so no worries about shady resellers. You could root the Nook Color and have a nice little tablet and a dedicated e-ink ebook reader for $149.

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agreed. These are quality BnN refurbs. I loved the hacked Color (which I sold and then bought an HTC Evo) which worked great for videos and esp. magazines and graphic novels, also the wi-fi was very good. But for just good ol' eReading, and as I love to read outside, this is where the ST excels, as the screen is very bright in bright areas, and the battery life is forever. The eReader software on the Color worked great too, but the screen is backlit so you need some shade and the screen brightness all the way up, so the battery drains much faster (obviously). The N2A card was great, but I sold my NC with eh card for the same price I got the full Android HTC at one of these sites some months ago. The NC obviously lacks from the HTC as the HTC has 2 cameras, and 3/4g

edit: my eventual point being that having one of each is great, I use them both all the time. Single Issue with Nook (or any Android) is incredible. You can read a short story or listen to the author read it for you!

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Thanks. I'm in for two!! Just don't tell my wife! :)

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@sflesch: make sure you read the eBay instructions, you really want to be "in for one of each" ;))

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@daninboulder: Yeah, I learned that the hard way. Called B & N to cancel. Not sure the lady on the other end understood what I wanted, so hopefully I'll get a cancellation notice soon so I can reorder.

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Yes, I would remind everyone to read the ad carefully and follow the instructions. I almost ordered it wrong, but I was able to opt out and redo the order. This is one of the best deals I have seen in a while, I am really looking forward to upgrade from my kobo...

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@sflesch: rooting it yourself, they sure make it sound easy, but whew did I get in trouble. Google N2A. there are some cheaper versions on eBay as well I believe. Storage becomes an issue IMO

edit: also, You Tube has some really good vids on how to root it to full Android

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@daninboulder: Sorry, the app is "Next Issue" and is really great, if a bit limited right now

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Giveawayoftheday.com has Aiseesoft DVD Ripper 6.2 for free for the next 5 hours. Normally it's $35. Rip DVDs & watch on your Nook.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/aiseesoft-dvd-ripper62/

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3800 and counting. Looks like alot of people will be taking advantage of this. I'll probably play with the Nook Color for awhile then sell it. Hopefully I will be able to move it to one of the old people at work for around $100. Then keep the Simple Touch for about $50. Not too shabby at all.

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Fantastic deal. I was thinking of getting an e-reader for my girlfriend for her birthday in a few weeks. Not only can I get her the Nook Color, but I'll keep the Simple Touch for myself. Thanks!

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Anyone know how the 800MHz TI processor compares to the 1GHz Dual core in the other Nooks?

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sooooo happy!!! I have a kindle e-reader and I am not happy with the design - it is not touch screen and the backward/forward buttons are right where you want to hold the darn thing. Hubby has a 2nd Gen Nook e-reader and it is great. Now we'll have a little bit of everything! Thx!!!

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@sflesch:
There are 4 nook products:
monochrome - Nook 1st edition and the newer Nook Simple Touch.
color - Nook Color and the newer Nook Tablet.

I own the Simple Touch and the Nook Color. I use them both every day. I rooted the Nook Color and await a stable port to ice cream sandwich which is improving every day.

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@girlgeek54: Thanks.

Good card to compliment? http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1827710&sku=T555-3200&SRCCODE=CUEM1075BY&cm_mmc=email-_-Main-_-CUEM1075-_-compusaemail1075&utm_source=EML&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=CUEM1075

Also Good spot for rooting info? Or does anyone have a good site to root from Windows? The one site I found didn't seem to differentiate the color. Just the Tablet and the touch. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1415812
Not sure which to use to root. Options only say Touch or Tablet

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could have sworn i checked the deal but apparently i just bought the color.... im crying now i hope b&n will still let me get the deal :(

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For anyone who may not have upgraded (rooted) yet or may be considering it, I wrote a blog about my experience, as well as some links for downloads and such. http://j.mp/HKXKTv