When I reviewed the nook eBook reader last week, I concluded the review by saying that I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked or disliked the device and that I couldn’t recommend it until the performance issues were resolved. Last night Janet asked me if my nook had received the firmware update. I had seen murmurings all day that it was happening but I totally forgot about it till she asked me. Sure enough, when I took a look at the device information summary page, I saw that the firmware had been updated to version 1.1.1 – yay! I’m happy to say that overall performance feels much snappier with this update. Touch area navigation, button page turning and and even swipe page turning are all much faster now. Initial book loading times still feel slow, but I can live with that as font changing time and load times when going back and forth between multiple books have been fixed. I’m happy to say that I now have no qualms recommending the Barnes & Noble nook ebook reader.
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