A YouTube video embedded below did a durabilty test on the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire's screen shattered fairly effusively while the Nook took some long cracks in the corner.
And, the winner, of course was the Nook Tablet.
The Nook Table features includes:
- HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names--Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora & more
- World's most advanced VividView 7&Prime Touchscreen
- Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids' books
- Lightning fast Email, Web & smooth streaming video
- Thousands of must-have apps like Angry Birds and Epicurious
- 16 GB of memory, extra-long battery life--yet ultra-light and thin
- Always free NOOK support in-store
Here is the "Drop Test: Nook Tablet Vs Kindle Fire" video: [via GizmoSlip]
In other Nook Tablet relates news; just out for less than a week, Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet has been rooted to enable you to access the Android Marketplace and tweak the Nook to your desire.
The hack published on the XDA-developers forum provides a simple to follow instructions involving few easy steps.
The root is permanent, but due to the locked bootloader, you won't be able to install any custom ROMs on the tablet.
Those who are not running Windows on their system have no reason to worry since the XDA also provided a series of instructions for rooting the Nook Tablet manually.
How to do it manually instead of running the Nook&Zergy.bat file (for linux or mac users or someone who wants to do it all manually)?
Install drivers and follow instructions up until running the batch file then do the following commands in order:
adb push zergrush /data/local/zergy adb shell "chmod 755 /data/local/zergy;cd /data/local/;./zergy" adb wait-for-device install Superuser.apk adb remount adb push su /data/local/tmp/ adb shell cd /data/local/tmp;chmod 777 su;cd /;mount -o remount,rw -t rootfs rootfs /; adb push su /system/bin/su adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
For Windows opertaing system, the instructions are here.