re: Nook Vs. Fire: 5 Comparison Points
If someone is looking for just an ebook reader the Kindle Fire may work for them well. Amazon typically has the better prices on ebooks than does Barnes and Noble, due to Amazons publishing policies that try to make the price be lowest at Amazon (or cut what the author/publisher earns from sales). Also, discount coupons and such work on any purchase with Amazon, including Kindle purchases, Barnes and Noble would do better if their Membership covered discounts on Nook purchases, as it is, many books are often higher for Nook than the print version. However, if someone is looking for a very portable mobile computing platform going with a pure Android tablet, such one in the Asus Transformer line, is the only way to go. For an extra $150+ you can have the best of both worlds by having Nook, Kindle, and even Google Books on your reader as well as having full access to all the mobile/tablet software out on Google Marketplace that your tablet will support, even Netflix. Have one of the second generation "ink" screen Kindles, and it is great for reading in any light, but for functionality, my Asus Transformer TF101-A1 can't be beat (except maybe by the TF101-B1 that has a bigger flash hard drive).