Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 11:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Barnes & Noble is spinning off its Nook e-reader business into a new company - which will be a cooperation with Microsoft. Redmond will invest $300 million into the new company, and on top of that, the two companies have settled the patent litigation, which was part of Microsoft's string of mafia practices against Android vendors. I have a sneaking suspicion this will be the end of the line for the Android-based Nook e-readers and tablets. Get 'm while supplies last.
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Your Windows 8 Metro apps *can* come along just fine, that's the point. It's the legacy Win32 stuff that's a dead end as far as MS is concerned. Whether the public will buy into it, who knows.

As for the Nook, I don't see there being any issues regardless of whether or not they switch underlying OSes. All they have to do is keep hitting their pricepoints and producing well made hardware and we're copacetic. The epubs don't care what OS they're read on, and frankly most people buying ereaders don't care either.

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