Summary: A Great Reading Device I am a reader, and I bought the Nook Color over this last winter because I love to read. I also give the Nook Color 4 stars for being such a great product and because of these reasons; I like that the books don't cost much, I also like that the Nook Color is installed with Java, but sadly the battery doesn't last long (on mine at least).
Summary: I purchased this as a second one for my mom. The only drawback is I am not getting the upgrade I got with my original Nook Color I guess since they do not make this product any longer. If anyone knows how I could get the upgrade, that would be great as it has a few nicer features. Although the original software serves its purpose.
Great for reading. Rooting is easy. Slow for a tablet.
2 August 2013
Summary: First thing I did was root it and install Cyanogenmod. Hit a few snags during that process but there are many tools available online that permanent damage is nearly impossible. With CM, it is like other tablets except it is very slow. This isn't a problem when reading or even watching Youtube, but mostly when trying to wake it from sleep or when using Chrome. It also reboots randomly.
Summary: This is one of the 1st QUALITY tablets made...IMHO. If you are looking for a deal on an Android tablet. The price of Nook Color should be at a great value now (6/13/2013). Buy it used, refurbed, or new. I bought it used and user refurbished for $55. It's not as fast as the latest and greatest but it can do the basics like email and web surfing just fine. Tip: go through the advanced settings in developer options and performance settings and tweak the performance.
Summary: This was a gift for Mother's Day for my mom with macular degeneration with blindness in one eye and decreased in the other. She was an avid reader and this color reader will read aloud the book and the fonts were increased in size so that she is able to see it and the pictures are vivid in color so she can appreciate the illustrations and pictures sent(those also may be enlarged).