Pros: Nice size, easy to read. Good downloads
I purchased this Nook Color specifically because I was taking a very long trip to China and wanted to be able to read without carrying a ton of books. I also liked that it had email capability so I would be able to have emergency contact with home. The reading part worked out great. The email didn't work so well, but I don't believe that was the fault of the NOOK. It probably had to do with the distance and other factors.
I purchased this in October. The first one failed because it was so unstable I had to keep rebooting it to read. I had some problems with Barnes and Nobel trying to get a replacement, but they finally did send me a new unit after several phone calls and much complaining by me.
I find that the new one is a bit unstable too, but not nearly as bad as the earlier one.
I can be reading and all of a sudden the nook will just lock up and I have to turn it off in order to get back to the book and be able to turn pages etc. I am not really thrilled with this unit, but I do enjoy the portability and the ease of use and download.
Hope this helps others out there to make a good purchase!