While the device looks pretty and the price is much cheaper than other tablets.
I’m not sure I’d want a color nook.
8 hour battery life isn’t as long as kindle battery life. One of the reason I chose the kindle over using my husband’s mini tablet is the battery life is longer on the kindle. I have to charge my kindle maybe once or twice a week depending on my usage. I would get even more battery life if I turned off wireless. Kindle is easier, greener and your less likely to run own of battery power.
The newer nook will also have more glare than the older version of Nook.
While color would be nice for cook books its not worth replacing my e-reader for the flaws stated above.