I’ve been thinking about getting a e-reader tablet type thing this Christmas. It wasn’t something I’ve ever thought about until I talked with my boyfriend the other day about what I wanted for Christmas. Now I am a believer in books that you can hold in your hand. Even when it comes to reading articles online I prefer to read them after they’ve been printed out. Now I don’t print out every article I read and I only read blogs online, but when it comes to books, I have to be able to use my thumb and forefinger to turn the page.
After talking to my boyfriend, this little thought grew in my head. It was one of those “what if” moments, so I went online to look up the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet and some other variations of the two. What I found was interesting to say the least. I guess my love for books never transferred over to the side of technology.
I’ve seen plenty of comparisons of the kindles and nooks and I have to say that the reviews really don’t help much. They quote a lot of facts and everyone has their own opinion on each tablet or e-reader. The reviews didn’t help me make a decision, honestly I’m still not 100% sure which one I want!
Of course when you go to Barnes & Nobles they play up the features on their products and downplay Amazon’s. On Amazon’s website, I didn’t see anything about the competition which I look at as positive marketing towards your own product instead of negative marketing towards another. I’m glad that I took the time to look at both sites, and then third parties because each site had a different take. On top of that, those sites that review and compare both, do not come up with a definite answer as to which tablet is best! So I guess it’s up to me to decide.