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Still, controlling the Nook isn't as intuitive as we'd like. It takes time to get used to moving the cursor and making selections on the electronic paper display by using touch buttons on the LCD. Overall, performance is much improved and the Nook's interface is noticeably faster. However, one feature remains slow: Though it recorded our swift keystrokes, letters took time to appear on the screen.
In the latest update, the company added some features to the original Nook that debuted on the Nook Color. In the Library, users now have the ability to create custom Shelves or groupings of books. However, on the Nook, the Shelves don't appear on-screen by themselves, just as groupings within the larger Library list.
The Nook also has new security features. Users can add a passcode to the Nook that they'll have to enter whenever waking it up from Sleep.
Unfortunately, none of the social networking features made it into this update. Given the slowness of the keyboard and the less-than-stellar notes and highlighting interface, we suspect most Nook users wouldn't have taken much advantage of it, anyway.
The Nook's 6-inch E Ink Vizplex display has less contrast than the Kindle 3, but offers an excellent reading experience both indoors and out, with no glare or distracting reflections. We'd like the buttons to fall under our thumbs as they do on the Kindle, but we adjusted easily. Page turns only work if you swipe or flick across a half or a quarter of the screen. If you swipe slowly all the way left to right, nothing happens.
Page turn speeds are far faster than when the Nook originally shipped and even from previous software updates. The Nook now turns pages in a hair less than a second instead of taking a slow 2 seconds, putting it on a par with the Kindle 3G. Books have three font options and five text sizes ranging from extra small to extra large.
Medium offered a good balance between size and the number of lines on a given page. The Nook's defaults aren't bad, but more user control is always desirable. The store currently sells of New York Times best-sellers. In addition to the large eBook selection, there are more than a hundred magazines and newspapers.
All periodicals come with a day trial subscription. You'll also be able to read eBooks from many public library systems that loan out ePub copies. The recipient has 7 days to accept the lent book, otherwise it reverts to the original owner. Lendme has some drawbacks, though. The day window feels small. Plus, if you lend a book once, you can never lend that title again to anyone. We also like that users get special in-store deals and content that activates once the Nook detects a store's Wi-Fi network.
Apps for the iPad, iPhone and Android will all sync your last page read as well as your existing library, though they won't yet sync notes.
There are older apps for BlackBerry and Mac that will give access to your library as well, but they don't work with LendMe at this time. Web pages display on both the LCD and the E Ink screens, though the top one displays more of the page at a time. We used the touchscreen to enter URLs, scroll within the page, and tap links or navigate. The E Ink display took a second or two to refresh when we scrolled out of the visible area or moved to a new page. Still, we preferred the Nook Tablet keyboard's widely spaced keys to the tightly packed buttons on the Kindle Fire.
The Nook Book Store has more than 2.
In a quick survey of the top 10 New York Times best-sellers, all 10 were available for the same price on both the Kindle and the Nook.
Unlike the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet supports the popular ePub book format, so if you want to side-load some books from other sources, you won't have a problem. Like the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet supports library lending so you can borrow eBooks from your local public library for free. However, only the site tablet gives you a free book per month from its Lending Library provided you're an site Prime member.
The Nook Tablet has a number of graphic novels and even a few single-issue copies of comics, including graphic novels from Dark Horse Graphic Novels. Through a relationship with Marvel, the Nook has a handful of superhero titles you won't find on site, including two Spiderman collections, four X-Men collections, two Iron Man collections, two Hulks, two Thors and one "Captain America.
The Nook Newsstand has hundreds of popular digital magazines and newspapers to which you can subscribe or download as single copies. You can even try any magazine for free for 14 days. All of the magazines feature a digital table of contents menu that lets you jump to different stories. site's newsstand offers similar features for its magazines, and pages turned more quickly and easily. A number of magazine titles also have interactive and multimedia features embedded in the content.
The most recent issue of Parents magazine has a video cover with a barking dog and a number of hyperlinks within the pages that take you to other parts of the magazine. But there is no easy way to search for titles that offer that "something special.
Some of the books offer page-specific interactive features, such as the ability to change the color of the main character's costume on page two of "Awesome Man. Enhanced Nook Books include audio and video embedded within the story, or as additional sections, like DVD extras on a movie. Tolkein's "The Hobbit. Also, the extra content must be downloaded separately, taking up a possible 1. The sheer file size of books like this gives us pause when considering this version of the Nook Tablet.
That said, the extras are pretty cool.
For instance, in a matter of a second or two, we were able to click a Play button in the middle of the text and hear J. Tolkien read a passage from the Riddles in the Dark section for 30 minutes.
Other enhanced books include video interviews with authors as well as animations on images. Enhanced books like this aren't available on the iOS version of the Nook app.
The Nook Tablet's eReader has a built-in share button that lets you recommend the book to your contacts, post your reading status to social networks, rate the book, or like the book on Facebook without leaving the reader app.
The reader also has a fantastic Recommend button that pops up a list of similar titles. The Nook Friends app allows you to connect with other Nook users, see their recommendations and even loan them books.
During testing, we added a friend and were able to easily send her a recommended book and see a history of every title she had commented on publicly. In the settings menu, you can set a four-digit PIN and then block access to the Web browser and all the social features. In a completely different settings menu, you can also set a separate password for downloading items from the store.
However, there's no way to restrict library content by user or to disable email access. While there is a Twitter app, there's no official Facebook app.
The only graphically demanding game we could find on the device was the racing game "Raging Thunder. After about a minute of monotonous play the basic flying app crashed. Discovering apps is no picnic, either. You can browse through categories, but there's no way to search just the apps inventory.