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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 16gb (Color, BNTV250)

3.7 out of 5 stars 345 customer reviews
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  • NOOK (Color) TabletTM - Nov. 2011 - BNTV250
  • HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names-Netflix, Hulu PlusTM, Pandora® & more
  • World's most advanced VividViewTM 7" Touchscreen
  • Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids' books. Native .cbz (comic reader) support
  • Lightning fast Email, Web & smooth streaming video , 16 GB of memory, extra-long battery life
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Product Description

Enjoy your digital books, magazines and newspapers in color, plus movies, TV shows and music from the top names including Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora. NOOK tablet features a 7" color touch-screen display with VividView technology for more than 16 million colors offering remarkable clarity and reduced reflection and glare. A 1.0GHz dual-core processor delivers lightning-fast Web browsing, video viewing and more. 16GB* of memory, expandable to 32GB plus free NOOK Cloud storage.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Resolution 1024x600
Processor 1 GHz ARM Cortex A-9
Hard Drive 16 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Integrated AGP
Brand Name Barnes & Noble
Series NOOK BNTV250
Item model number BNTV250
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Item Weight 14.1 ounces
Product Dimensions 11 x 5.9 x 1.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11 x 5.9 x 1.6 inches
Color Gray
Rear Webcam Resolution 2 MP
Processor Brand ARM
Flash Memory Size 16 GB
Battery Type battery_type_lithium_ion
Power Source Battery
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Additional Information

ASIN 1400501466
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 345 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,481 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#732 in Computers & Accessories > Tablets
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds
Date First Available November 16, 2011

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Initially I was happy with my Nook Tablet (NT). I downloaded some of my pdf files, checked my email, got on the web, and got a couple of reading materials from the Nook store....then I looked at the apps selection of the B&N store -- jeeze, very limited. I had read multiple enthusiastic reviews talking about downloading third party apps, went online and was very happy to download several of the same apps I use on my smart phone that are not available on the B&N store. I got a few apps, sideloaded them, and was happy. At this point I would say I would have given 4.5 stars if I reviewed it right then and even told my friends and patients the same. Then I turned on my NT right before Christmas, and the third party app capability had disappeared. I discovered that the 1.4.1 firmware update that was pushed to us unsuspecting users had disabled the capability of third party apps. Talk about disappointed -- The main reasons I got the NT (instead of a Kindle Fire) were #1 the android OS that allows you to run literally thousands of apps, and #2 the memory card expansion slot. Now, with third party apps locked out, the NT in my eyes has significantly lost value, in fact it really isn't much more than an eReader now -- and I could have spent a lot less and got either a black/white version or nook color if an eReader is all I wanted. It was marketed as a "Nook Tablet" and that is what I expected when I bought it. Now I am really thinking hard about taking it back. Nook "tablet" my foot - without decent apps, this thing is basically a nook color that costs a lot more. This is a totally bone headed move on B&N's part, and very draconian.Read more ›
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I bought a Nook Tablet based on the principle that it was much more than an eReader and was backed by an upstanding company in Barnes & Noble.

At the price point the hardware is truly magnificent with a wonderful screen, fast processor, good storage capacity and an SD card. I didn't need the GPS and cameras that are 'missing'. The 7" form factor turned out to be ideal for my purposes.

The selection of eBooks from Barnes & Noble is excellent and even the magazines I bought are more than readable. Netflix video quality, while not High Definition, is certainly High Quality and is simply stunning with the right movie and since I am a Netflix streaming subscriber already, was 'free' to me. So far so good.

Here's the rub. The selection of apps from B&N is truly pitiful. I mean, worse than you can imagine. Now combine this with the fact that the standard email client as installed on the NT is very basic and limited and the standard web browser is little better. There are no replacements in the app store. None. What you see is what you get.

And something else makes it even worse. You can't add your Google accounts in order to sync with Google services such as contacts, calendar, reader etc.

The sad thing is the hardware is MORE THAN capable of running all these services but is being prevented from doing so by the B&N tablet software and their 'walled garden' approach - similar to that adopted by Apple but without their huge app store and connected services to create the illusion that you are not in an ecosystem prison.

There were originally two ways that NT owners could enhance the tablet but B&N are now attempting to close both of these paths with their latest operating system 'upgrade' (version 1.4.
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I bought the Nook Tablet yesterday. It took less then five minutes to set-up since I already have earlier version of the Nook (Nook Color) and an account with B&N. It quickly synced with my purchased content & downloaded the magazines I subscribe. The tablet is amazingly fast & easy to navigate. I watched a two hour movie from Netflix on it without interruption. It streamed the movie flawlessly. The picture quality was as good as the one on an HDTV. Only complaint I have is the sound volume but I understand that this is not an entertainment device, it is an e-reader. Sound quality is acceptable while streaming music via Pandora. The new tablet is bit lighter and screen is little brighter as well. And finally, the main function, reading experience is as good as on the older Nook color. I definitely recommend this reader.
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Update 2-Sep-13:
Put on CM 10.2.2 (Android 4.2.2) last week. I've got to say, it's nice. Fonts are small, though one could choose dpi if they had visual issues (google this). Netflix works, and the UI is really quite nice - pretty much no need for Button Savior, battery life is same as CM7. In general I like it better than CM7. My major hardware dislikes are headphone jack requires a little wiggling sometimes, no BT, no GPS. Seems to charge fine with a normal cable.

At this point I lean toward Samsung tablets - I like the IR and the microSD slot.

Update Jul 2012: I've installed Cyanogen 7, which works with button savior. I had trouble installing from .zip booting into recovery but was able to install without a hitch using a bootable microSD card. Fonts are sometimes a bit big, as is line spacing, but in general, CM7 frees you of the B&N walled-ness, even as somewhat mitigated below. Netflix doesn't work, and Google Chrome won't run on Android 2.3. Headphone jack a bit intermittent - need to wiggle wire sometimes.

Original review, Dec. 2011.
First I give a summary, followed by the details if U are interested. I hope people will read reviews here, as, if you say much at all on B&N's site, they don't post your review and don't allow you to modify it so that U can post it!
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