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    Apps for a tablet?

    I recently bought an ASUS TF 101 tablet and wanted to know what people thought were good apps to have on the tablets? It currently uses the latest Android OS.

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    I don't know about android specifically, but get the Kindle App for sure.
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    Google Reader is better on the tablet than on the phone...
    There are quite a few tablet-optimized games out there as well... If you watch any video online, Netflix is a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timman_24 View Post
    I don't know about android specifically, but get the Kindle App for sure.
    ... and the Nook app.

    That said my public library offers both formats, but they have more epub (Nook) stuff. Kindle books are restricted to USB only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ua549 View Post
    ... and the Nook app.

    That said my public library offers both formats, but they have more epub (Nook) stuff. Kindle books are restricted to USB only.
    I haven' tried their stuff yet. I love the option of previewing the first 40 pages of a book on the kindle. Does nook have that option?
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    Yes, that is a function of the book provider. Also one can read many books free for an hour in a B&N store. Often that is enough time to read an entire title otherwise one can return another day and continue reading.

    I've never read a Kindle book. I am very pleased with my Nook readers. I have 2 - an original and a Touch. IMO which product is best is more about where you wish to purchase content and what formats your local public library supports. Kindle and Nook have similar features. The entry level Kindle has advertising that can't be turned off.

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    For ebooks, I recommend Aldiko! Supports most formats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ua549 View Post
    Yes, that is a function of the book provider. Also one can read many books free for an hour in a B&N store. Often that is enough time to read an entire title otherwise one can return another day and continue reading.

    I've never read a Kindle book. I am very pleased with my Nook readers. I have 2 - an original and a Touch. IMO which product is best is more about where you wish to purchase content and what formats your local public library supports. Kindle and Nook have similar features. The entry level Kindle has advertising that can't be turned off.
    Of course you can go to book stores and read books, but I usually read at night before turning in.
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    AFAIK you can't do that with a Kindle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ua549 View Post
    AFAIK you can't do that with a Kindle.
    Hmmm maybe I misunderstood you. Do you mean you can hook up to B&N wifi and get all your books on the nook for free while connected or something? I thought you meant you went into B&N and read physical books.
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    When visiting B&N and connecting to their wi-fi network, one can read many of their e-books free for an hour per day. There are some e-books that are not part of the free service. The B&N near my house has a nice cafe in it to make reading quite comfortable while sipping Starbucks beverages and eating a sandwich and/or a dessert.

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