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Nook Color or Galaxy Tab for 299?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by anuraj1, Feb 19, 2011.

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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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    I would stick to android os.. So galaxy tab

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    Both devices use Android.
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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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    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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    yeah i use both of these for mine.... i bought the nook color just as a e-reader for my girl then saw the potential then went out and bought one for myself to play with. Its now rooted and outscores the galaxy tab on both quadrant and linpack scores. Not to mention the nook color feels good in the hand unlike the cheap fragile feeling you get using a galaxy tab.

    nookDevs

    Barnes & Noble Nook Color - xda-developers


    lol looks like BayouFlyFisher beat me to it but nothings better then a little bit of redundancy to get the point across....
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    Wow thank you all so much for the responses. I think I'll drag my sick carcass out of bed for the first time in a couple of days and pull the trigger on the nook. I was worried that I might be buying it right before they release the nookcolor2, but apparently the NC has only been out for like 3 months?
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    Nook color feels and looks cheap

    Tab has a data contract

    I would say still go with the Nook tho since it has H comb
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    Is it Hcomb based off the SDK or from the Xoom system dump? And either way, any idea where I could find it? The only one I found while searching was an older one from the very beginning of Feb.
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    Its based off the SDK.
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