Originally Posted by afv011
The Nook Color was ahead of the curve, I don't think there's any doubt there. They had about 1 year of free reign while Amazon scrambled to come out with something that could compete with the Color. There were other tablets out there, but there were more expensive, the Color was the right tablet at the right time, but BN didn't follow through, the Nook Tablet was a poor update to the Color, and the locked down store was another bad decision.
Yes. The Nook Color was my first Android tablet, and at the time it was a good deal. The Nook Tablet was merely an incremental update, and after that they were playing catchup.
I felt that the lack of a 4:3 screen was a shortcoming for a device intended as a reader, as well.