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Old 06-25-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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I sold my nook tablets and bought into the Amazon system. There are too many major players in the tablet world and B&N comes in last place.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Interesting reading. I note that they still intend to do their e-ink devices in house, but the tablet business is moving to a partnership model.

Doesn't really affect me at all, as Nook is not a player in Canada, but I always enjoy seeing how the wider market is going.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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I wonder who the tablet manufacturer is, and how they're going to manage the transition. I suppose it depends on how quickly the tablets are selling on clearance.

So I guess we can expect a new e-ink reader then? I suppose we should have foreseen this from a lack of e-ink reader fire sales.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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I wonder who the tablet manufacturer is, and how they're going to manage the transition.
Since Microsoft is already invested in Barnes & Noble....
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #7
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Since Microsoft is already invested in Barnes & Noble....
If Microsoft go down the windows 8 route......................
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #8
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If Microsoft go down the windows 8 route......................
They have small and cheap Win8RT tablets starting to come out.
And the second wave of Pros will be cheaper and longer-lived.
Not out of the question.

But B&N is likely going to be aiming at deals with the second tier Android vendors. Asus, Acer, Vizio...

They used to have one with Pandigital.
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Pandigital was awful and why anyone would partner is beyond logic.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #10
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:02 PM   #11
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Asus wouldn't be a bad idea. I hear they have a sub-$150 7" tablet coming out. That could fill the space of the smaller Nook for a cheaper price.

The part about the retail stores: So revenues are down, but the stores are still profitable, because of higher margin items? Have heard speculation that those are non-book items, so perhaps we'll be seeing more non-book items in stores.
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If Microsoft go down the windows 8 route......................
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A sad situation, but not surprising. One of the worst run companies. No vision. I get an image of management using Windows Millennium edition and wondering if this internet thing is anything more than a fad.
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Sounds to me like they are spinning off their tablet development to concentrate on e-readers. Am I reading this wrong?
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I shudder when I look at windows 8 on a PC or laptop. It's not something I'd pick up in a tablet either. I am a longer term Apple user and the Nook HD is my first experience of Android, I doubt I'll ever be ready to try a third operating system, so if Nook went down the windows 8 route and abandoned Android then this Nook wil be my only one.
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