Originally Posted by PatNY
I'm wondering why they didn't make their latest Nook tablet more open to Android apps. Kobo did it with their latest tablet, so why couldn't B&N? So it seems to me that B&N shot themselves in the foot with this decision. Their ecosystem isn't rich enough to be a closed one.
They probably make little or no money on the actual hardware sale.
They are hoping that the hardware sale drives content sales.
If they sold an open device, and people just downloaded the Kindle app and bought books from Amazon instead, that doesn't help them.
Basically they are squeezed between a better ecosystem device in the Fire and a better open device in the Nexus 7. That doesn't leave them much chance.