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Pandigital Novel Review: Nook or Kindle cheaper

The Pandigital Novel is yet another eReader coming to the market, but how does it compare to the range of other such devices already on the market? It has the best of both worlds, the user will be able to read eBooks and you even get a lite version of Google Android. However, the downside is its price – $180, which as you know the Nook and Kindle are cheaper.

Joanna Stern from Engadget has spent some time with the new device and thought she would offer a detailed review, one thing that she points out before she gets going is the fact that it comes with access to the Barnes & Noble’s e-book store.

The Pandigital Novel comes with a color 7-inch touchscreen, and 2GB of internal memory. However, Stern still has a few reservations about the device, which she aims to discuss in the review — but what could they be?

The first issue was when she tried to read a complete novel, the second was the issue with its build quality, thirdly is its poor touchscreen technology. However, but the worst thing is its high price — the one thing that could affect sales. For a complete review visit Engadget.

Written by Peter Chubb

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Crystal

Ok I just came from Best Buy and while I HATE them with a passion it is one of the best stores I have found for electronics with good warranties that can be renewed. The guy told me that the differences between the pan-digital and the nook and kindle is that the way the kindles and nooks are going they are no longer going to have 3g as a feature, they are strictly going to be e-readers for books only. The pan-digital is like a mini tablet. It is basically like a big android phone. Which he says is good… Read more »

Ila
Ila

Can you read the pandigital in bright sunlight?

LeeAnn Price
LeeAnn Price

I am new to the ereaders but my daughter loves her nook. I want to know if snyone would pick the nook much more than pandigital? I found pandigital on sale right now for $139.99 plus $20 in house coupon so I am interested in it.

cathy
cathy

I can't deside from 9" pandigital or nook color ??????????

Christine
Christine

Is it better to get an i-pad instead of a pan-digital?

joyce ramsdale
joyce ramsdale

Where do I go to get a manual or detail to get me up and running ?

Beel

Dianne
Dianne

I can't get on my wifi with Novel. Web site is down and you have to leave a msg with your phone # for them to call back. I did that but no call, can anyone help?

Denise
Denise

has anyone had a problem turning your Novel off?? I tried three times last night and it will shut down but then boots itself back up….Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help in advance
Denise

keho from CA
keho from CA

Just go got the digital ereader for Chrismtas but can’t sign on to my home wifi. Want am I doing wrong. Called their customer service but off for the holidays. Might be easier to return.

Ashley
Ashley

i like my novel that i also got today it does alot more stuff u can put pics on it,music,and vidios my mother n law said that she wanted one like mine and she had a kindle that she got for christmas one downside though for sure that i figured out was that the touch screen is a little tricky but i still love it everything has its pros and cons nothing is perfect.. even though i am 24 i grew up when technology was getting better and better by the day so i guess that when i look at… Read more »

Tab
Tab

K so I got a nook and a novel for Christmas. Which one should I keep?

john smith
john smith

Joanna Stern from Engadget "poor touchscreen quality"? maybe if she took he time to actually "read" she would have realized that when you get the novel it comes with a paper telling you exactly how to use the touch screen. using you fingernail or stylus is the recommended way. read the product instructions first. ive had my novel for a couple weeks and ive had no problem with it.

Janice
Janice

I am still very confused as to which of the three I want to purchase…Kindle 3G/WiFi, Pandigital, or Nook.I can get the Pandigital for @ $120 with my 30% off at Kohl's. But I am now thinking the Kindle will be easier to use with the keyboard rather than the touch screen. Can all 3 of these do basically the same thing and can they all do email and search the web with no additional cost? Please help with my purchase decision! Thanks!

steve
steve

Says in faq at their site can’t watch youtube and downloaded android kit at own risk but how to run??

reader
reader

can u watch youtube videos on the Novel

annie
annie

Does anyone know if you can by an adpter for the mini port to take a full size USB (male) so that i can use my internet data card when wi fi is not present??

Pat
Pat

Does the Novel read the book (audio) for individuals who no longer are able to read, because of their sight?

holograham
holograham

i needed a mobile device with WiFi that would actually enable me to leave the house every so often. Mostly at Starbucks, I can now check my email, browse craigslist and enjoy a good book. This has all the capability of all the other e-readers and I-Pads and more.
-holograham

Bob
Bob

The best deal out there–Packed with usable features–the more I usee it the more I like it.
I can be reading a book one minute and surfing the web the next–It is extremely easy to use once you get past a relatively simple learning curve–This is the future of e-readers.
Yeah Pandigital–Bob

Nick
Nick

I purchased the Pandigital Nolel two days age. At first I had a bit of trouble getting on wifi, but after downloading the updated software, and a call to Pandigital, everything worked great. I looked at the Nook, Kindle, Sony and several other readers and for the money the Novel is in my opinion #1. The Novel's color touch screen is responsive and easy to read. The brightness is auto adjust so there is little glare if any. As I go through the booklet I am finding features I did not realize the Novel had, such as dictionary, highlight ,… Read more »

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