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Posted Apr 20, 2011 1:42 UTC (Wed) by tutufan (guest, #60063)
For me it works reasonably well, though the interface is a bit quirky, and occasionally having only one hard button (instead of four) is an inconvenience. Though it's not heavy, I can't really hold it comfortably with one hand, which was a bit of a surprise. Having used this seven-inch device, I can't really imagine wanting to deal with anything larger. If anything, I'd be tempted to go with *smaller* devices in the future. (In some ways, my (work) Blackberry is easier to use, as it can be used one-handed.)
Posted Apr 20, 2011 2:38 UTC (Wed) by alogghe (subscriber, #6661)
The screen is 1024x600 and its 380grams instead of the too heavy 630gram+ of the iPad and wannabees. Most of the eink devices are 250grams I believe.
Snappy and responsive ui. Enough acceleration to make it pleasant to browser and read.
Cyanogen has a replace softkey setup to make up for the lack of a back and menu button on the hardware. Its quite nice.
Firefox mobile is a good to great experience on it.
Posted Apr 20, 2011 18:07 UTC (Wed) by khc (subscriber, #45209)
Nook Color & CyanogenMod
Posted Apr 21, 2011 0:14 UTC (Thu) by knobunc (subscriber, #4678)
I think the sleep power consumption problem is not fixed. However, I have had no trouble with the battery life of my Nook Color running CM 7 release. It is snappy, pretty, and the soft-button bar at the bottom works really well. It may no go to the lowest sleep state, but at whatever state it goes to, it still lasts for days without a charge. Remember that the screen sucks down tons of power... so if that sucker is off then it doesn't drain that much power.
Posted Apr 21, 2011 21:12 UTC (Thu) by khc (subscriber, #45209)
If it lasts for days without a charge, I may give it a try. I was reading that it needs charging everyday. I already do that for my phone, I don't want to remember to recharge another device everyday.
Posted Apr 20, 2011 4:00 UTC (Wed) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
Posted Apr 20, 2011 4:04 UTC (Wed) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
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