MsCG1, they are not on display yet, but perhaps if you ask you might get to look at one. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time - about 7pm. The assistant was a young guy, tall, definitely tekkie looking - if you know what I mean - but really helpful and really nice guy.
You know if B&n can get their AppStore right, this could be a rival to an iPad. It is a smaller and less expensive version. But without he apps then it is what it looks to be - an ereader with additions. The screen is not flat to the edges like an iPad or itouch, but hat di not impede navigation.