I’ve fallen behind on my class reading. Reading from a laptop on a plane is pretty far from my idea of fun, but I still wasn’t too keen on getting an iPad (due to my refusal to use apple products) or a plain old eReader. Let’s face it, I’m not a reader and since that’s the case I see little point in owning a gadget for an activity I don’t do. Similar to how I don’t own a waffle iron.
Then I learned that the Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color (and other nook models) is just one big application running on Android. Other craftier people used that to their advantage and decided to put Google’s new tablet OS Honeycomb on the nook.
Voila, I have a fairly functional android tablet with the form factor of an eReader and the price point of less than half of the Xoom. Also, the OS is running from a microSD card so to make it a proper Nook Color again I just have to take the card out and it will boot up just fine! This only set me back around $300 after the nook, taxes, and a fresh microSD card.
I can’t get certain things to work on it though including the Delta app, but I still have my phone for that. There is no GPS and the color doesn’t have a 3G option like the eInk version does, but it does have a wireless-N card.