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Not sure why this is being blocked, must be the word Amazon or maybe the link?  So I am posting my review here word for word and hope they unblock it.


Got it yesterday for my anniversary as a gift and was loving it. Great size for a tablet, hardware performs well, screen is good, and it's priced very well. If you want a tablet to read and watch "some" video it's a good purchase, that would be even better if they had TV show and movie rentals like Amazon. 

It would have gotten 4 starts, but this is why I am taking it back: 

Up until yesterday's patch (v 1.4.1) the platform was fairly open. With very little work you could download apps from Amazon's store or the Android Market. The Nook Color has been a dream for hobbyists for a year now. But that patch locked everything down and now you are limited to the sad collection of apps from Barnes and Noble. 

I don't want to completely reset the device and root it, voiding my warranty just to get a handful of apps I wanted working on it like a decent client for Google Reader. 

They are following Amazon's lead who did the same thing this week. I stopped using Apple products because of its locked down environment and I'm not going to start playing the same game with another company. I know this is only angering a bunch of technical people, but don't forget that we are a very vocal group and often the first people our friends and family come to for technical advice. 

I recommend if you really want a cheap tablet, to stick with the Kindle Fire, because their app and video market is much better even if the hardware is not as good. But if you can afford it, get a real Android tablet. Some decent one's can be had for only $50 more than the Nook.

Response from Barnes and Noble:

Your Review is no longer visible by others because it contains inappropriate language which violates our Terms of Use. If you update your content, it will be reconsidered by our moderators within three business days. This message will be removed when your content is approved.

I can't find anything in the Terms of Use that I have violated, so hopefully it's just a mistake that will be fixed.  Sent a message to customer service.

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 4:13 AM | Back to top

Comments on this post: My Nook Table Review Got Blocked by Barnes and Noble

# re: My Nook Table Review Got Blocked by Barnes and Noble
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Take a look at section IX. Or maybe it is just a violation that their "Terms of Use" page is still running classic ASP.
Left by bunch on Dec 22, 2011 8:07 AM

# re: My Nook Table Review Got Blocked by Barnes and Noble
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Bet it was either mention of rooting or:
"Barnes & reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or other User Created Content (including private messages) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability."
Left by Kyle Burns on Dec 30, 2011 3:14 AM

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