"B&N continues to block non-B&N apps;BN apps are 3x more"1.0 starson by xxcarrier
Pros: Display is adequate
Cons: Limited and overpriced app selection
Non-standard charging/data cable
Summary: B&N needs to restore the Amazon App store access they had on their original "Tablet" before the 1.4.1 "update." They apparently seem determined to maintain this asinine block on their latest incarnation as well.To clarify, this review is what B&N calls the Nook TABLET, and therefore, buyers should expect a TABLET, not an e-reader as one can also buy from B&N.
Their app store is still woefully inadequate with an emphasis on children's and religious apps. Apps are also overpriced (i.e. Cut the Rope is $2.99 vs. the .99 I can spend for IOS version) and very few free/trial apps.
And, B&N continues to use the propietary charging cable, which requires me to carry yet another cable when I travel.
Updated on Feb 22, 2012
I would not complain about the Nook "TABLET's" app limitations if they did not have the pre "-update"ability to download third-party apps in the first place; the fact is, B&N is not only very capable of downloading third-party apps, it had this option in the first place without rooting.