I've no experience with the nook, but I'd pay $50 more for a Galaxy over my
fire. If nothing else, that way you get a "true" android with access to
both Google Play and Amazon's App store. And then you load the Kindle
Reader and the Nook Reader so you can read books from either vendor.

And then you signup for the Pixel of Ink daily newsletter with lots of Free
or very inexpensive ($0.99) books for both the Kindle and Nook.

Bob Crothers
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

- unknown

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Gqcy <gmufasa01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Just what I have googled so far, I think that $50 is an acceptable
upcharge for the Galaxy from the Nook Tablet...

On 6/19/2012 9:48 AM, daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
In early May I cashed in some Best Buy gift cards that I got for
and got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. I got the 7-inch version on the day that
it came out ($250). The same day I ordered an iPad-2 for my wife's
birthday. I didn't have a good reason for getting them other than I
wanted a new toy and she wanted to keep up with technology being used by
teachers. I chose both based on the price/feature ratio. Mine has more
features, more memory (I added a 32GB micro-SD card), and overall cost
less. Here's costs more, has less memory (16GB), but has more apps
available. Your choice may depend on what you want to do with it.

I have an Android phone (which I love) and had considered buying a Nook,
loading Android on a micro-SD card, and dual-booting. As I was
researching it Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 for the same price.
native Android, has two built-in cameras, and an IR port. I believe that
you can put a SIM card in it and use as a phone but I haven't tried that.
It's wifi-only but I've got an app that lets it get internet access from
my phone via Bluetooth. It works fine for an e-reader.

A couple weeks after I got my 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 the 10-inch version
out. Since I've gotten used to my 7-inch version the 10-inch seems too
big. I do like the placement of the speakers better on the 10-inch.
are on either side of the tablet when held in a landscape orientation.
speaker for the 7-inch is at the bottom when held in a portrait

The bottom line is price, features, and if you want a full tablet vs. an

Dave Parnin

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