Originally Posted by murraypaul
As the only tablet you can't read Kindle books on?
The only one you can't use Zinio to read magazines on? Use PressDisplay to read newspapers on? (Unless that has changed recently)
It is locked out of a huge amount of reading content.
A walled garden far beyond the height of anything Apple sell.
This will all depend on the ability to easily root the Nook. If it's possible, then the issue will mostly disappear. If I were B&N I would purposely make the Nooks easy to root, as doing so will sell more units for them. Even if they don't officially sanction side loading and rooting, it's the smart thing to enable it. Kobo's newest tablets have open access to Google, with no rooting required. That's what B&N should be doing.
Meanwhile, CNET put the Mini and N7 into the ring for a smackdown, and the N7 came out ahead: Link to video