Nook Color or Galaxy Tab for 299?

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  1. anuraj1

    anuraj1 Active Member

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    There is a rumor that the Galaxy Tab is being lowered to 299 with the Xoom approaching release. I've been considering a tablet to hack and play around with since I love doing that with my Droid1 so much.

    So if it was up to you, would you buy a Nook Color for 249 or a Galaxy Tab for 299? I don't know much about hacking tablets, but I'm looking for the one with the best custom rom and overclock capability.

    Any help would be very very appreciated!
     
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    Chizzele Team Sourcery Developer

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    I would stick to android os.. So galaxy tab

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    Both devices use Android.
     
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    anuraj1 Active Member

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    I definitely want an Android Tab, but the Nook Color does run on Android. Once you root it, it can supposedly even run Honeycomb.
     
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    Well, the NC has been rooted and it runs either Froyo or Honeycomb now. I have a rooted NC and it's awesome. That said, I voted for the Galaxy Tab at 299. I simply love it's look and feel as a hand-held device.
     
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    Where did you see the Tab price rumor? Was it on or off a contract?
     
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    I'm not sure if it is on or off contract, but I would only go for it off contract. I can tether my D1 to it, I'd never want to pay for 3G monthly.

    Here's the link with the rumor (at the end of the article):

    Motorola XOOM will be Available for $599 on Contract at Verizon? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

     
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    I just got a Nook Color a week ago and I absolutely love it. I've ran Eclair, Froyo, Honeycomb and now Gingerbread (CM7) on it.

    The one thing I really love about this tablet is that's its virtually impossible to brick it because B&N designed it to boot off the SD card before the internal memory. What does this mean? That you can just load a bootable Clockworkmod image on a MicroSD card, put your desired OS on the card and boot from it and install it.
     
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    If I was only willing to spend $300, and could get a galaxy tab for that (I would not pay the $600 tag for it)....the tab it would be.

    Otherwise, I want a Xoom :)
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    for only $50 more, i'd go with the Galaxy. doesn't it come with a data plan though?
     
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    Good point on the required data plan, I was hoping the rumor was for the wifi-only model. Thanks for the responses so far, but we are tied at 5-5 haha. More replies please??
     
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    Bump please... I might dive into the nook today. I'm sick so I'm stuck in bed but I might muster the energy to get up and buy one so I have something to do haha.

    Also, does anyone know of a good site like this one to learn about the Nookcolor?
     
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    Xda developers is great as well as androidtablets.net. nookdevs.com is also good.
     
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    And I'd go with a nook color over a g tab any day
     
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