Nook Gets Negative Reviews
Major gadget critics had not-kind words to say about Barnes and Noble's new Nook e-reader this week, with both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal panning the device in reviews published Wednesday.
"I don’t think it’s as good as the Kindle, at least not yet," the Journal's Walter Mossberg wrote on the paper's All Things Digital Web site, adding that the product was likely rushed to market before it was ready. But he did write that the device has potential for the future.
The Times' David Pogue was less kind. He accused the device's makers as suffering from "Greed-Borne Insanity" and "Ship-at-All-Costs-itis" in bringing out the device will before it was ready. Like Mossberg, he attacked the device's alleged selling points -including a color screen, ability to loan out books and ease of use- as misleading.