For me the decision was easy. I wanted something that was easy to use, gave me access to all my internet activities including games, banking, shopping, reading and social networking, and wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to own it.
I did a little research (as you should do before any purchase) and quickly learned that Blackberry is not the right device for me. Apple products sound wonderful but they don't get access to the App Market (they have their own apps sold on iTunes) and I wouldn't be able to sync any of my accounts because they're not compatible with the Apple system.
I wanted something that would give me everything my laptop gave me without having to create new accounts. I wanted to continue using all programs & utilities I've been accustomed to (like Google or Yahoo services), and not have to use one set of accounts on a laptop and a whole set of different accounts on a mobile device. And the only Smart Device I found appealing was the Android Tablet!
Note: I did buy a Pandigital Novel but it was slow, not upgradeable and very limited in the things it could do. The price is right if you're getting it for a child or a beginner who isn't too tech savvy!
I also checked the Kindle series but they are NOT Flash capable and so most of my online games & flash-based websites would not be viewable on the Kindle. It does have some nice features for people interested in checking email once in a while & reading lots of books!
The Nook Color Reader did catch my eye because I do frequent Barnes & Noble to read magazines and drink coffee. They give free Book-of-the-Day, subscriptions and other privileges to their Nook members. However, the Nook would limit me in the things I wanted to do online.
For me, a Tablet should be good enough to substitute for my laptop; and when I get back on my laptap there shouldn't be any inconsistencies to where I left off on my tablet. You can't do that with a Blackberry or an Apple if you've been dependant on a Windows or Linux computer. They don't mesh! And the last thing I would want is to have two sets of accounts for everything that can't sync with each other!
|I <3 Android|
P.S. My opinion is not an expert opinion nor do I get paid to advertise for anyone. The above information is based on my own research when I was looking for a good mobile device. If my information is inaccurate or misleading, I apologize.