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Nook vs. Kindle Fire


Author's Note

When the Nook Tablet debuted, several of my friends jumped at the chance to pick one up. Their intent was to root the device and run a standard version of the Android operating system on the hardware. I held off purchasing my own gadget -- instead, I picked up an e-reader with eInk. I prefer reading on that type of screen. In my electronic book, both the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire are good devices, but weren't exactly what I wanted.

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