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Barnes & Noble Nook HD Tablet Review

If you're a fan of apps, widgets, streaming content, or games, this is a tablet to skip.

December 07, 2012
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Reading Books

Reading books on the Barnes & Noble Nook HD is a cinch, as you can tap or swipe your finger across the screen in order to turn pages, and you can even change the font, size or color if you want to. The menu callouts at the top will guide you through the process, and it's a lot like having a lit book that can alter the text in whatever way you'd like.

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Buying Books

Using the proprietary Nook app, users of the Barnes & Noble Nook HD can buy and read eBooks at a whim. Provided you have registered your device and created an account with the retailer complete with billing information, you can search for your titles via the store app, the tap the "buy" icon to charge your card and begin your download.

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eBook Formats

Though frustrating, one of the many impediments suffered by tablets with a gutted version of Android is the lack of access to the Play Store. If you have a large library of content that you'd like to port over to the Nook HD, that has a different format than the Nook app can read, you're out of luck. There are no codecs or alternative readers that you can download to remedy the situation outside of converting the files with a utility like Calibre.

Newspapers & Magazines

If periodicals are more your style, you can find them in the same place as you would books: just tap the "store" icon, then the "newspapers" option, and you'll have your pick of the litter for contemporary content. Purchasing and reading works in exactly the same way as books as well, making the whole process simple.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Email & Web Browsing
  8. Internet Apps
  9. Conclusion
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