Gave my wife a Nook Tablet for her b'day the other day to replace the ancient Kindle she was using. Turns out the Nook tablet is pretty darn sweet, decent speed, nice reader for magazines and such, I'm digging it!
People complain there aren't as many apps as the Kindle (mis)Fire and I reply: WHO CARES!
How many APPS do people really need or use?
I have maybe 50 apps in my phone and use about 20, big whoop.
What do you do with tablets or a laptop most of the time, browse the web and it does that quite nicely. The Netflix and Hulu apps seem to run well, so I can read mags and books, watch video, listen to music, play some games, browse the web and use email.
What more do I need?
If there isn't an 'app' there's usually a website, bookmark it and move on.
Besides, you can 'sideload' a real Android interface onto the Nook and then get access to the Amazon APP store which is hysterical. Then you have a ton of apps available and at a much cheaper price too.
B&N marketing people better wake up, they could make a serious dent in the iPad market if they unlocked this device a little. Sure, they wouldn't get exclusive sales from all customers which is the obvious goal, but once you've hurt the competition in a major way, which is easy to do at half the price, then you may make more sales in the long run.
They really need to take the long term approach here as this tablet rocks, they just need to loosen a little more control to the customer.
Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it so far, wife loves it, I'd recommend one!