22 January 2011 by Published in: General musings 3 comments

I took a suggestion from Steve Stanley and returned the black and white Nook and exchanged it for the color version. The color version scales the PDF’s much better, and it also has a larger storage capacity than the black and white version. With the 8GB micro-SD card plugged in, the device now has 16GB worth of storage capacity. The display is 7 inches, as opposed to the 6 inch display for the black & white unit. The color version is larger, and weighs a good bit more, but the color is vivid.

Downside: The black and white unit comes with free built-in 3G wireless as well as built-in WiFi. The Nook Color does not have the 3G wireless capacity, only the built-in WiFi, which means that it can’t be used in as many places.

I’m also having a real challenge finding a decent case for the thing. There aren’t many out there, and I don’t like most of them. A lot of the makers say they’re coming, but I need something in the interim. I really liked the M-Edge case that I had for the black and white version, but it’s not available for the color version yet. I guess I will just have to be patient and wait.

So far, I am pleased with the upgrade. I’m looking forward to messing with it further.

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  1. Sun 23rd Jan 2011 at 7:46 am

    Yeah, I bought my nook and then they come out with the color version. But the whole screen is an LCD, isn’t it?

    Damn electronics. I’m feeling overwhelmed.:)

    Dave Powell

  2. Keith Toney
    Sun 23rd Jan 2011 at 11:20 am

    Just getting familiar with the Kindle-let Susan know if she’s looking for a case apparently there’s been issues for some reason with most of them EXCEPT the one that comes with the built in light. Question for Dave and yourself–since you can delete content on the Kindle shouldn’t that negate the storage issue? Just download the pdfs you’ll be using and delete them when the trip/writing project is done?

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