Originally Posted by GreenMonkey
I think it was more up to their gills in Nook HD and Nook HD+ units, honestly.
They were running ahead of the pack for a while with the Nook Color and Tablet. When the Nook Color came out there was no $200 ish tablet of any sort anywhere that wasn't utter crap. But they threw away their lead.
They should have gotten the Google Play store the minute Amazon announced the Kindle Fire. They wasted valuable time trying to create their own ecosystem. Shooting way too high.
Agreed. The first Kindle Fire was a pretty crappy tablet, but it was open and it had a decent app store. If the first KF had had to compete with a more polished nook Tablet that also had Google Play then B&n might have come out ahead that year rather than starting their decline the following Spring.