Kindle Fire Or Nook Color?
Many people are thinking of whether to buy Nook Color or Kindle Fire in the wake of Amazon’s release of a series of Kindles including Kindle Fire. It’s true that you can’t decide unless a clear picture what are the similarities and differences in physical and technical specifications and contents available between two devices. Here I’m not looking at the similarities, rather differences so that the capability of two devices can be distinguished. I put my comments in the third column. However, I’m not going to suggest one over another. You better make your judgment.
There are some rumors that B&N will come out a new nook in a few weeks. It is expected that new features will be incorporated with the new Nook to make it more competitive with Kindle Fire. We have to wait and see until the new device is announced.
|Weight||14.6 ounces||15.8 ounces||Kindle Fire lighter|
||In all three dimensions, Kindle Fire is smaller|
|Supported File Types||
||Nook Color Supports wider file formats campared to Kindle Fire; but Fire has better support for audio and video|
||Kindle Fire has better shot!|
|Expandable Memory||No SD card slot||Expand your memory up to 32GB with microSD™ memory card.||Nook has better carry on storage|
||In order to comment on this, we have to wait for the Kindle Fire to be released on November 15, 2011|
|Web Browser||Amazon’s own Silk browser to enhance faster loading of web pages||Regular Android web browser||Kire has better browser|
||More than 2 million titles including 1 million free, out-of-copyright books||Fire has more and better choices in terms of free books|
|Newsstand: Magazines||300 popular magazines and newspapers||198||Fire has more and better choices|
|Newsstand: Newspapers||300 popular magazines and newspapers||36||Fire has more and better choices|
|Kids Book||over 1000 popular children’s books never before available on Kindle||654||Fire has more and better choices|
|Music||Amazon’s own store: 17 million songs||None||Fire is going to fire up music download!|
|Movies & TV shows||Amazon’s own store: 100,000 titles||None||Fire is going to fire up movie download!|
|Apps||Amazon has its own Android app store, and have already more than 30,000 apps, and growing fast||approximately 900 apps||Though none of these devices have access to Google App Market, Amazon is trying to catch up Google’s market with Kindle Fire|
|Textbooks||29,050||None||Fire might have good potential to be a cheap alternative to physical textbooks. Many school may adopt Kindle Fire rather than expensive iPad. Students can even borrow books from amazon store at a cheaper price.|
|Price||$199||$249||Fire is cheaper.|
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