"Adequately-featured, low-end tablet"3.0 starson by xxcarrier
Pros: This does most of what I want a low-end tablet to do, but to make it work for me, I had to dig around for apps that are found in Amazon app store. B&N appears to be treating this like an enhanced reader, so they should reduce the price.
Cons: 1. Has a limited app selection; B&N needs to be open to Android market if they want to be competitive
2. Requires a propietary power and data cord and cannot charge off the computer as most other tablets can.
3. Needs to make all memory available.
Summary: I am keeping this because -after digging more than a customer should- I was able to find the apps I needed from the Amazon app store. B&N will have a hard time keeping the Nook Tablet from being returned if it continues to treat this as an enhanced Nook reader, though.I would like to drop my review to TWO STARS and recommend the Amazon Fire tablet over the Nook Tablet after the 1.4.1 update, which blocks third-party access to other apps.
Updated on Dec 22, 2011
The tablet may be fine spec-wise, but on 12/21, B&N forced an "update" on the Nook Tablet. When I first bought the Nook Tablet, I was able to access many of the Amazon Store's apps without rooting the tablet; there was a box I had to uncheck to allow untested apps to function. Some worked, some did not work, but I was able to find a few apps from Amazon's much greater selection. I purchased a couple of B&N apps, but their app selection -both paid and unpaid- was very small. Despite the lack of apps available in B&N, they emasculated their TABLET by blocking non-BN apps.
While Apple and Amazon block third party apps as well, they at least HAVE apps!
If B&N expects to sell their TABLET at $50 above the competition, then they need to either get more apps or restore access to third-party apps.