Originally Posted by seajewel
Still think it's a terrible decision, and it really turns me off of Barnes & Noble. It was bad enough with the e-ink readers, but now you're talking about a multimedia device.. Yes rooting to android will solve your problems, but that's really something probably only a small percentage of people do.
Plus it turns a nice optional feature (the SD Card) into an added and mandatory expense to get full value out of the thing. Even if its only $10 it is still an extra ownership cost.