Microsoft’s cash infusion into the NOOK platform ensures the device family will be around for holiday season 2012. Great news for people looking for a tablet that’s not married to the Amazon or Apple ecosystems. It also ensures the price wars for tablets continue, and the consumer is able to get a tablet-form device for a fraction of the cost of more expensive systems that do just one thing well (e.g., gaming systems).
The NOOK Color is really a well-made device. With a few 3rd party apps, you can outfit NOOK to be your all-in-one tool for reading, entertainment, and business productivity. Self-plug: we just released our DejaOffice mobile CRM app for the NOOK. It transforms your NOOK into a business tool that carries your address book, appointments, tasks and notes – all in one integrated app. You can even sync the NOOK to Micrsoft Outlook on your computer.