Before I purchased my iPad last year, I spent a long time debating whether to get a tablet or a dedicated eReader. Each side has its benefits, and in the end I decided it was in my best interest to go for a tablet, and I’ve not regretted it since. What’s interesting now is that the line between eReader and tablet is starting to blur. In fact, if you have a Nook Color, which is an eReader, you can turn it into a full-fledged Android tablet by simply dropping $35 on a microSD card.
Over at Nook2Android you can purchase a microSD card that has everything you need to convert your Nook Color. All you do is shut off the device, insert the card and turn it back on. It will automatically boot into Android 2.3 Gingerbread. You need only connect it to WiFi to get the full Android experience. The best part is that if you take out the card, your Nook will function exactly as it did before. I’d say that is well worth the price tag.