Pandigital - Nova Digital Reader - Black
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7" ActiveTouch screen
With 600 x 800 resolution for simple navigation and a clear view.
Front- and rear-facing cameras
For versatile image capture. Built-in microphone and speakers provide audio support.
4GB internal memory
Provides space for storing media.
Built-in microSD media card slot
For accessing eBooks and other digital content stored on microSD memory cards (not included).
Mini USB 2.0 port
For fast data transfer. Micro-HDMI output for connection to a compatible HDTV.
802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Barnes & Noble bookstore software
Features a large selection of titles to choose from, including multiple genres and subjects (requires Internet connection; additional fees may apply).
Weighs 13.8 oz. and measures just 0.5" thin
For easy portability.
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Provides extended battery life.
- Pandigital Nova Digital Reader
- USB cable, AC adapter
- Owner's manual
- Expandable MemorymicroSD
- Connection PortMini USB 2.0
- NavigationTouch screen
Rating 2.7 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews(95 Reviews)
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Not So GreatPosted .
I bought this for my daughter's 8th birthday, she's quite laptop and android phone saavy so this seemed to be an easy transition. It's a great size and the price was on point but it started to short out, would freeze up and was slow or unable to download most applications. Best Buy was fabulous, they allowed me to change it three (3) times, the last time down to the 7" size even the case. But alas it was not meant to be so 2 months from my date of purchase they gave me a full refund for the tablet, case and the extra warrenty I purchased. We're saving up for another brand of tablet or IPad.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great E-reader/basic web browserPosted .
Just bought this today as an xmas gift for one of my parents who are older and aren't as advanced with all this new technology coming out, and I have to say I am pretty impressed with how much this powerful e-reader can do... Not only can you read books on a screen that doesn't have to much shine or glimmer, which for people who like to read for long periods of time its perfect, compared to the tablets that have a strong computer screen glare to them..but you can also listen to music, browse the web, watch you tube videos,take pictures, use skype and play android games. No this tablet does not have android market but it has something close enough for someone who is becoming familiar with a touch screen android device... So to sum it up, no this is not some high tech i pad, lenovo, samsung or asus tablet, if your looking at this to try and get a cheaper version of those your looking at the wrong product... in my opinion this device is for new comers to touch screen android devices, and for someone who loves to read..this is not for the younger generation who knows everything about computers, processor speeds, and just technology as a whole..So I'd definitly recommend this product to a reader who wants a device that does a little more then just have the capibilty to read books.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great so far -- point in time review with new padPosted .
I purchase the Nova yesterday at BB at the sale price(169). I'm very pleased. I was able to load Netflix and Skype with video (I can receive but not send video so far, and there are a few hoops to jump through in using it -- see my note on Skype site). Flash seems functional for most, although not all, videos (they promise full Flash by October). I happen to like resistive screens, but the capacitive screen on the Nova is great, and offers some multitouch (pinch zoom). The cameras are just fine, and the audio volume is adequate. There is a firmware upgrade that should be done as soon as you buy it (easy). I suspect Skype and Flash issues will be smoothed out soon. The distortion when using the mike needs to be addressed. This is a tablet I can share with my small grandchildren ( 1 to 6) and they will be able to use it right away, just like the iPad they fight over. Other tablets were a dud with them -- no Flash, no Netflix, no camera. I'm sorry the Nova doesn't have GPS or Bluetooth, but it is implied that these can be added through USB. It does have HDMI, a graphics accelerator, and an A9 CPU (although likely to be single core), as well as an 800 by 600 screen (others are 800 x 480). And it fits in my pocket (I use a baggie to protect it from humidity, as the fit is tight). If you carry it in your pocket, make sure the screen faces in. Add a portable 4G hotspot (like Clear) and you are ready to go anywhere with Internet access almost everywhere. I strongly prefer the portable hotspot, because it works with multiple devices simultaneously, and costs far less than buying service for each. For example I can Skype with my grandkids on the tablet while using my computers and cell on the same connection (and still have a connection left to share). I get 1.5 to 3 mb/s down and 1 up in Hawaii, and 5 to 6 mb/s down in LA on the Clear in my (other) pocket. BTW, if you would like to monitor your home when no one is around (or your aging parents, etc.), buy a netbook, set it up with its own Skype account, lock out others from the contact list, and turn on autoanswer with video. Leave it on, and pointing to the area you would like to monitor. You'll be able to call it from your tablet or other computer anywhere in the world and see and hear what is happening, as well as be heard.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
decent but needs better batteryPosted .
I bought this to watch movies on during military deployment. The only problem I've had with it is the battery life. The battery meter predicted 5 hours for movies, but my battery was dead after just 1 two-hour movie. And yes I disabled all other apps while watching it and ran an app that extends battery life. Also the onboard memory is really too small. Still, this item does everything the Kindle Fire does and for a lower price, plus it has front- and backside cameras. So I'm mostly satisfied.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
First ImpressionsPosted .
Purchased the Nova on Sunday and began using it immediately after the initial five hour charge. My first impression is good. The device is fast and responsive. It plays 720p video without stalling or audio-video sync problems and image quality is good. While it doesn't support the Android Market, the Amazon AppStore app installed and runs without problems. For those who are experiencing problems with the number of apps it can have installed and still function, please realize the device has a total of 4 GB internal memory. Of that 512 MB is used as system memory, 3 GB as internal storage, and the remainder seems to be for the OS. By default, apps are installed to the 512 MB memory space. Some apps allow for moving to SD storage for running and with App2SD you can install pretty much any app to SD storage which, according to the specifications, can be up to 32 GB with microSD cards. I've found Android to be quite a bit like Linux running on a PC (or Mac, for that matter). It doesn't, by default, have the world's most intuitive interface and at times it has to be coaxed to do the things you want it to. However, it offer quite a bit of versatility and the price of the Nova with it's capabilities, makes it a very good buy.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
great little tablet for the moneyPosted .
I bought this tablet as an upgrade from the pd Novel and I'm very happy with my purchase. It worked great right out of the box. Piece of cake to set up and has exceeded my expectations. After looking at the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet I chose to buy a Nova for 3 main reasons: affordable price, features, and security. The price point speaks for itself...$50 to $100 less than the competition. Unlike the Nook or Kindle, the Nova has a microphone and 2 cameras built-in. I love being able to Skype relatives in Europe as well as video chat with my kids on their ipods (very handy since they don't have cell phones and its FREE!). Other added features include backlit navigation buttons, usb hosting, and expandable memory card slot up to 32gb. I find the Nova to be considerably lighter than the Novel making reading more comfortable. The touch screen is very responsive, page turns, screen orientation and pinch/zoom features are great. I keep my Nova in a case with built in android keyboard that opens like an easel and sits on a tabletop like a little netbook. I prefer typing on a real keypad rather than a virtual one. I also like to use a stylus when navigating. As for security, if you are buying a tablet for a child or teen, shop carefully. I found Kindle Fire to have some security concerns. The Nova allows you to lock the device with security passwords and gives you the option to log out of your Barnes and Noble account so that no one can make unauthorized purchases. As far as apps, I have been able to load all my favorites including Netflix, Hulu+ (sometimes choppy), TV.com, Skype, Weather Channel, Angry Birds without having to root or modify the device in any way. The only thing lacking is the speaker volume (but there's an app for that too) After seeing so many negative reviews I felt an obligation to put in my 2 cents and share a positive experience. Hope this helps, happy shopping!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Jury still out.....Posted .
I'm not sure yet. While I love the display, I hate that I can't read it in the sun. While I love that it has tablet functions I hate that loading too many of them seem to lock the device up. I have had to reset to factory settings twice since I bought it on 8/11/11. The camera quit working but once I reset it worked again. The reader quit working twice right in the middle of my book. The bookmark on the reader doesn't always mark the page and when I log back in to read I get sent back to page one and have to remember where I left off. I really want to love this! I had a Sony EReader (PRS300) and just wanted something with some more functionality. I'm giving it another week. One more factory reset and I'm going to take it back and get the Nook.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Has had it's problems, but has been a blessingPosted .
Apparently Pandigital has upgraded the 7" black. When I got mine, it didn't have any cameras and didn't have any Android until I updated the Firmware. I did have one lock-up problem. So my version, at least, isn't for people who have to have everything work perfectly and aren't very good with technical issues. But for people who want an inexpensive gadget that can play music, movies, Android apps, surf the web, read and answer e-mail #and now take pictures and maybe video conference?#, and you're not bothered by the possibility of some tech imperfections and maybe doing some upgrading... well, I for one have appreciated what I've been able to do more than I've been bothered by the problems. I don't think mine is even capable of running the Android 2.3 the new ones come with, but I've been able to find a few fun games for the earlier OS it's got. SD memory is pretty cheap these days, so I added 8 Gig and put a bunch of my computer files on it. But it mostly comes down to an inexpensive way to have a portable portal to e-mail and the internet, or if there's no WI-Fi I can play Minesweeper or read a book or listen to music. I lost the charger but found I can trickle charge it from my computer with a USB connection #when the device is off before connecting#.I would recommend this to a friend