Yet another review of the Nook that comes across as more of a promotion for the Kindle
The Nook is finally here. It turns out to be much less Kindle-killer than Kindle-clone, and a slow one at that.
How slow is it on start-up? Achingly slow. Might-as-well-go-pour-yourself-a-cup-of-coffee slow. Amazon's current model, Kindle 2, takes about three seconds from the moment you release the power button until you can start reading. On the Nook, it takes a minute and 50 seconds.