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Ebay Deal of the Day. I just had to...
Enter $50 off coupon code CNOOKDEAL at checkout for $50 off.
Free shipping, but state sales tax added, so I paid $220 total.
02-16-2012, 07:59 PM
Excellent find! I have one of the older gen ones which I rooted to run Android Honeycomb. IMHO it's a fantastic 'lil tablet!
(And great for reading comics, if you're in to that sort of thing.)
Older gen meaning 1 year old? :)
These days, it's a losing battle to keep buying the "latest & greatest" anything!
02-17-2012, 01:44 AM
Jessica: I assume you mean the original Nook Color which is what I also have. If so, did you notice the performance decrease with Honeycomb? I went back to the B&N OS because I didn't like the speed of Honeycomb on the Nook Color.
02-17-2012, 05:52 PM
Yes, yes, the original Color. I didn't even realize there was a Nook Tablet & Color now, silly me. o_O
To be honest, I never used the Nook as it was originally intended, so I didn't have any performance benchmarking. I got the Color a year ago solely to be used as a cheap Android tablet as I already had a Kindle for e-reading - I rooted it as soon as it was out of the box. I haven't really noticed any speed issues, but I do have some app compatibility problems (can't purchase things, random crashes, etc.)
02-17-2012, 07:28 PM
Time to test cyanogenmod encore from a Sandisk uSD.
There is also the market available as a side download.
I started with a higher class kingston, but Sandisk according to the forums is faster in small read/writes.
In my case it proved to be true.
02-18-2012, 11:11 AM
For non US customers this is a nice option:
I got mine here, refurbished, but it looked in mint conditions.
Now there's a $219 refurb 32GB HP touchpad: http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-9.7%94-Touchpad%2C-32GB---Refurb/380412140694?_trksid=p1468660.m2000036
Anybody try one of these? It's an orphan, but they sold a bunch when they closed 'em out cheap.