Nook Color or Galaxy Tab for 299?

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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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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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Where did you see the Tab price rumor? Was it on or off a contract?

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

Oh, and on a semi-related note, we’ve got word that the Galaxy Tab is about to drop to $299.
 

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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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