I'm so confused... looking for these features

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    Hello All, I’ve been searching for a tablet and the more research I do the more confused I get!



    Here is what I want:
    • 7-ish inch screen
    • Able to play flv videos
    • Must be fast enough to play videos smoothly
    • Must have a SD, Micro-SD or other Flash card expansion slot
    • Access to the Android app store
    • G-sensors
    • Android 2.2 or better

    Nice to have
    • Wifi
    • High res screen
    • USB port
    • Android 3.0

    Don’t want:
    • Having to buy a cellular contract

    Don’t need (but don’t care):
    • Camera
    • Web cam
    Ok, here is where it gets a little harder, looking to spend $200-300.

    Any recommendations?

    -Brian
     
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    Dpakrr: thanks for your response but the nook doesn’t do almost anything on my want list, and honeycomb is the lowest item on my nice to have list
     
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    Nookcolor has pretty much all of the above. See my comments for some.
     
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    A rooted Nook Color is much closer than you think.

    Don't discount the NookColor because it is being released by B&N...it has great build quality, is incredibly versatile, and for the price (or anything even close to it) you won't find a better device.
     
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    Thank you again guys, this has been helpful (especially Vic\Darmeen). I was and _am_ a little scared about having to "root" this device but I will read about the process and see if its something i can handle.

    On the note about flv videos I've already converted all of my old movies to flv, it took for ever :( -- I don't want to have to convert them back. But if I have access to the app store can I not just download a video player that supports flv's?

    Can anyone point me to sites that explain the process. If I understand (and I probably don't) rooting is replacing the installed operating system (a limited by mfg) with a different version (stock android)? If this is correct can I install 3.0?

    -Brian
     
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    Brian, you don't need another site, just drop down to the Nook Forums right here on Androidtablets.net
    Nook

    We have all kinds of threads talking about the different things you can do with the NookColor.

    Rooting isn't as scary as it sounds...the NookColor is almost unbrickable! (we have had people come on the forums with 'It won't turn on, my NC is bricked' and before long, they are cruisin along, all fixed)

    The NookColor community here is AWESOME, and we can point you in 10 different directions (after you get the basics first of course)

    Honeycomb is not a viable 'daily driver' YET. We did get a preview that was put together by deeper-blue on the XDA forums (he pieced together a functional OS from the Preview SDK Emulator)

    I am currently running a stable Froyo ROM on my NC, and the developers are working on Gingerbread OS ROM's and releasing daily beta's...

    I may be bias, but that doesn't make me wrong ;)
     
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    ok, it was a lot easer then i thought it would be got it rooted with auto-rooter 3 -- i think I'm going to try the Froyo ROM :)
     

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