Originally Posted by VaultBoy
The original Nook Color was great after rooting and tossing CM on it.
Stock out of the box, though, was pretty lackluster.
True, but that was relative to what else was available at the time at that price, which wasn't much. There's a lot of great hardware out there today and most of it comes with a much better ecosystem. The Nook is a niche device. It's not bad, I just think the market is limited. It was a good try, they had to do something. Amazing, really, when you consider they had no experience in selling anything other than books, much less manufacturing in the highly competitive world of electronics.