Price of tablet: $169
Data plan: Wi-Fi connectivity only.
The Nook Color is a low-cost alternative to most of the other tablets available on the market. Offered by Barnes & Noble, originally as an e-reader, this tablet has a 7-inch color display and now has an app store that offers 130 apps to start with and more to come. it also features web browsing, e-mail and over 2 million titles available for download.