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Subject: Article: Barnes & Noble planning new eReader for May 24th launch
Date Posted: 5/6/2011 11:51 AM ET
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You have got to be kidding me!  And this is right after a whole lot of mothers (such as I) received Nooks for Mothers Day!!??

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 12:40 PM ET
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That doesn't necessarily mean a new product will be for sale on that date. Maybe just announced, or even up for pre-sale. No one knows exactly what it is yet, either!

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 2:40 PM ET
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Technology moves so fast these days there are newer things coming out all the time. That doesn't mean that the older one you already have won't work, I don't understand why people are always upgrading to the newest, biggest, and best thing to come out.  The only one who comes out ahead in that game is the company who sells it.

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 3:45 PM ET
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Wonder If they will Lower the Nook like Amazon did....      This is getting silly!  Both B&N   and   Amazon just came out with these just before Christmas!  How are Customers supose to know [or them]  How they hold up in the long run!     What they should be doing is getting more ebooks!  And lowering those prices!  



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Date Posted: 5/6/2011 3:58 PM ET
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 What they should be doing is getting more ebooks! And lowering those prices!  

That's not up to Amazon or B&N. That's in the hands of the publishers.

 
Date Posted: 5/6/2011 6:41 PM ET
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This is getting silly!  Both B&N   and   Amazon just came out with these just before Christmas! 

What is so strange about this? If you've dealt with any sort of electronics, it's par for the course. As soon as you walk out of the store's door with your new purchase, you can bet it'll be outdated before you get to your car.

I think that's be true since... well... humanity started selling each other things. There's always someone, somewhere, with a new wheel coming out tomorrow.

 

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 7:16 PM ET
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Barbara, tech these days are NOT made to last more then 2-3 years MAX.  Loads of people buy the newer, better tech every 6-8 months.  Look at all those people that bought ipads and now prepaid for ipad2.  Coworker bought an ipad hrmm 8weeks ago and is intending to buy the ipad2 for thanksgiving.

Will be interested in what they are coming out with. I liked the Nook and Nook color best about of the ereaders I tried.

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 9:12 PM ET
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My brother, who is a patent attorney for some technology companies, tells me that the things we buy are at least three years outdated before they're on the shelves.  I've proofread some of the patents...I believe him.  I'm still typing on my computer that I bought in 2007 and sewing on my 1970s sewing machine, though...just because it's outdated doesn't mean it doesn't work. 

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 11:32 AM ET
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What is so strange about this? If you've dealt with any sort of electronics, it's par for the course.

Yep.  Just look at Apple.  I've probably had 5 versions of the Ipod over the years.

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 9:05 PM ET
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LOL you folks are right ....  I just getting use to the "old" Models LOL    I drive a 1986 Van is that Old enough LOL    Last week I was looking at a 1973 Dodge Motor Home hehehehe   I Love old But my Kindle that I Purchsed Jan 20 2011  is soon to be OLD  before its time ....    I Love old cause then they are usualy Cheeper than the New!  But seems now New is cheeper than Old or Last Months model ....  sigh 

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 9:12 PM ET
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