My kindle was pretty much dead… it was a first generation unit, that i got used on craigslist for 40 bucks. It pretty much lived in my hospital bag (the bag by the door that i take to the hospital with me when I get admitted) and the battery was just failing, and the screen had a few issues.
So, i figured it was time to get a new one… except, i was saving the cash for an android tablet… so I went to B&N to look at the Nook color, and ended up buying one.
Rooted it, installed newer android software, and the kindle app.
Yes. I have the kindle app on a Nook. Yay irony.
And honestly, for under 300 bucks, its a pretty damn nice little tablet. fast, pretty lightweight, does almost everything I wanted a tablet to do (except play Stupid Zombies, which requires android 2.2, but thats a month away)
Battery life is pretty decent, had it playing slacker radio for a few hours while we took a nap, and it was barely down to 90%.
Plays Angry Birds pretty well also.
I’m happy with it, it fulfills 3 of my needs… it can display work PDF’s pretty well, so I dont have to print out 30 or 40 page instruction manuals at sites (i REALLY liked the ipad’s ability to do this when i had it) it does all the internet apps i want on android pretty damn well… like my phone, just with a significantly larger screen, and it makes a pretty nice e-reader… well, at least on the kindle app… i dont have any B&N books.
I wish it had its own data radio like the ipad did, or like the tablets that the cell carriers sell, but my truck has wifi, my phone can broadcast a wifi hotspot as well, so thats something that works out.