I Like HTC
I agree with mcord11758. I just made the View decision over a Galaxy 7 2. The HTC is a very solid box. I am running a customer HC ROM. I have only had it for a week, but I am quite happy with it.
The Fire will, no doubt receive further attention from Amazon.
How important is the camera for you? 5MP not all that powerful, but beats 0MP.
I already own 2 Nooks, a color and a tablet. The view performs in the same ball park as the tablet, even though the NT is a dual core processor.
If it were my choice I would go with the HTC. Seems that we will see, at least, ICS through the XDA group.