I was conversing in a forum about which tablet to buy when someone suggested the Nook Color. After a quick noodle, it looks like a very promising candidate.
A check on Utube, there were some side by side comparisons. The Nook actually boots up and load pages faster than the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It really begins to look like a serious proposition. Buy Nook Color ebook reader and root it to run Android. Get all the functionality of the Android Market place eg Angry Birds :), while keeping BN applications.
Will spend more time on this next month.