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Video look: Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet

I’ve spent nearly a week using the latest 7-inch tablets (or are they e-readers?): the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet(s bks) and Amazon’s Kindle Fire(s amzn). I still don’t think you can go wrong with either device if you have $200 or $250 to spend and want a portable media consumption device. However, there are differences between the two. Most noticeable are the Nook’s 16 GB of memory, 1 GB of RAM and micro SD expansion slot. The Fire only has 8 GB of memory, 512 MB of RAM and no expansion slot. But one could argue that Amazon has the better ecosystem with stores for movies and music.

Here’s a closer look at both devices, touching upon both the hardware and the software to help you decide which might be the better purchase for you. I actually recommend them both — but to different types of users.

Find out which might be optimal for you, depending on the type of consumer you are. If I could put the Amazon ecosystem on the Nook’s hardware, I think that would be the best of both worlds. Since I can’t do that, I’m settling for the next best thing: putting the Fire experience on my 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab!

15 Responses to “Video look: Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet”

  1. Yvonne Peters Hamilton

    Also, if you must have a wi-fi connection, does that mean it won’t work in the car? Or at someone’s house that doesn’t have a router? Also, I read there is a youtube app we can download? One more thing, can you explain how that Cloud mode works? I’ve been reading for security purposes, you should turn the devise to “off-cloud mode”??

  2. Yvonne Peters Hamilton

    Hi Kevin, I don’t think my previous question posted. Can you please demonstrate how Facebook works with both devices? Can you use instant chat with both? Also, how do you upload photos with both of these? My husband is buying me one of these for Christmas – I just have to decide which one I want. Thank you! :)

  3. Kevin, can you please demonstrate which one is more Facebook friendly? Can you use instant chat with both? Also, how do you upload photos to these devices? Thank you so much for your help! My husband is buying me one for Christmas – I just have to decide which one I want. :)