The Nook Has Arrived
1st impressions of Barnes & Noble’s new ebook reader
After being delayed twice, today the nook, Barnes & Nobles eBook reader finally arrived at my doorstep, (literally). The nook came nicely packaged and wrapped, almost iPod-style. After unwrapping it, it took only about an hour to complete charge the already about 70% charged battery. Hooking it up to a WIFI router was extremely easily. The nook discovered the 802.11g router quickly and all I had to do was entering the WPA2 key.
Making ebook purchases is obviously a walk in the park. After setting up an account at B&N’s web site, registering the nook is straight forward and only requires the email address registered with the account. Two clicks later and the first ebook was purchased and downloaded onto the device.
However, not all ebook need to be purchased through Barnes & Noble. For instance, I recently bought ‘Unlocking Android’ at Amazon. The book comes with a free PDF version, which can be copied over to the nook, using the included USB to Mirco-USB cable, which is also needed to charge the device. Anyway, after coping the 10MB PDF document over (happened very swiftly), the document was readable after only a brief moment, required to format the PDF to the nook’s screen size.