Originally Posted by jgr208
Hey so I am looking around for Christmas gifts for my mom and I think I may get her the nook. So basically my questions are what are the good and the bad of the nook completely stock, and also what apps if I get it should I get her to start off with.
Pros: Reads Books & Magazines, PDFs, & Kid's Books are great. Browses the internet. Pandora Radio. Plays some video, picture and music formats. Has 'LendMe' feature.
Cons: Books & Magazines cost money (quite expensive imho). Browser is slow and limited. Pandora is a limited\outdated version. Not all file formats supported. Very limited app support at the moment (until nookDeveloper gets going). Stuck to B&N experience look\feel\theme.
Pros: Reads Books, Magazines, Comic Books, PDFs, basically any and every format of ebook and file format. Better browser experience (full browsing experience). Youtube and many other apps. Games like Angry Birds etc etc. Many apps from Market are working. Widgets and Live Wallpapers. Better device customization (theming and overfall look and feel). Still have access to all B&N applications\services etc.
Cons: Sometimes crashes. Not everything works. Interfacing issues that require 'Soft Keys' and many other fixes. Only reliable Google apps have been Google Reader and Google Books for now. Lots of things still need patching and fixing. Possible 'bricking'
My mom asked for a nookColor by name for Christmas (well she asked for a nook, but I opted for the better version). I am debating whether I want to root hers or not.. I am really considering it...