Just thought I would let you all know that Amazon has released BRAND NEW Kindles at some amazingly low prices. They even have a Kindle in color (Kindle Fire, $200, a Kindle B/W touch, as well as with/without the keypad). I really want to get my kids a Kindle ($80 version!!).
I have a classic Nook and a Kindle (keypad, about 6 months old). Personally, the Kindle is far better for speed and customer service. After the last update on my Nook, it is running like a snail and lags a LOT more than it did. I tried calling customer service but they were of NO help. My Nook has been turned off and shelved for about a year.
Do your research and check the FB pages for both as well as the discussions. Find friends who may have one or the other device and compare.