I am hoping to purchase either a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet soon. I have read every pro and con and all the specs. Dh and I keep going back and forth. We really want a Kindle Fire that has a Nook Tablet screen (which supposedly is better for book reading). I know the b&w versions are better on both, but we want the color versions as we hope to use it for school (using artist prints, illustrated children's books, and such).
When browsing Amazon, I love how much easier it is to search for free e books and have them added to the kindle app we downloaded to our pc. And I was finding SO MANY wonderful free books on Amazon that cost on B&N site. On B&N website the search feature from free nook books has all the decent books scrambled amongst what I consider "R" rated books covers (couldn't even allow dh to search for a few good books with me!).
So, I want to go with the Kindle Fire, but we really want the best e reader of the two. If anyone finds the Fire does a fine job as an e reader, please let me know....to save me $50, plus I like shopping at Amazon better than B&N. Otherwise, I will go with my gut and get the Nook since over 50% of our use of it will be reading. I went to Staples to see the 2 side by side, but found out the store crew can't pull up books on the demo models...the Kindle did seem to have more glare from the main screens they could pull up though.