It looks like NOOK Color users will soon have less of an incentive to root their devices. Come April, the NOOK is about to change in a pretty significant way. In addition to adding Adobe Flash support, there will be an official Barnes & Noble NOOK Store for various types of apps (Angry Birds included). An email app will also be available, allowing users easy access without the need to visit a website.
Here are the details from HSN:
At the price of $250, the NOOK Color might really be the most affordable tablet-like Android device on the market (rooted or not). Since Flash isn’t compatible with pre-Froyo versions of Android, it also makes sense to assume that the update will bump the NOOK Color to Android 2.2.