Well, first you need to understand that the Streak is a tablet by design. The Nook, while making an awesome tablet, is a hacked eReader.
The Streak will work perfectly fine with the installed Froyo and your probably don't need to do much more than root the thing (which is also one of the reasons there probably are not a lot of developers behind it...not to mention that it was cost prohibitive before as well).
The Streak will give you cameras, microphone and GPS which you won't get with the Nook.
The Streak comes with Gorilla glass (which may or may not be a big deal to you).
Honestly, if I could get a Streak 7 or the Nook Color with the Streak only being $50 more, I would totally have tapped that.
On a side note, I don't see where it is listed at $299? Can you link it? I saw it for $399 when I went to the site.
The screen is the most important piece on any tablet. If the screen is ****, it could have an 8-core processor and it would still be a bad buy.
My 2 cents.
Well, that, and the fact that web browsing type usage the battery life is just over 3 hours, periodic use is 6 hours, and not using it at ALL is 12 hours.
And it's got a decent battery, 2800mAh, so possible it's a poorly designed ROM, but as is, yuck.
But yeah, screen res is low, probably bad viewing angles.. Someone in the office has one here but I haven't seen it yet, he's undecided given its battery life and screen res.
$200 for a 7" car nav that won't have any battery concerns, ASSUMING the backlight is bright enough for car use, isn't a bad idea though.
Same here.. $100 off of some of the other tablets is also tempting.I've played with the Streak 7 now, and I gotta say it's very tempting... Microphone, stereo speakers that are louder than the NC's, GPS, bluetooth (that works >4"), haptics..
I compared screens, and obviously the NC is sharper, clearer. But ignoring direct comparisons, the Streak's screen ain't bad. The viewing angles are actually great, lay it down away from you and you can still read it, no posterization etc. I can see the pixels, and the text isn't super sharp, but I'm really used to my NC's screen.
I'm seriously thinking of grabbing one for $200 and giving it a run.
Yeah, the resolution is 800x480 which is far from the 1024x600 of the Nook. However, that's not the biggest deal on a 7" screen.