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B&N to release Android-based ebook reader?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Oct 2009 15:57 User comments (1)

B&N to release Android-based ebook reader? The WSJ is reporting this week that book retailer Barnes & Noble is prepping to release an Android-based ebook reader, one that will rival the popular Amazon Kindle for the top spot in the growing market.
B&N has its own eBookstore which they say is seeing good sales for the books, but so far there is no hard evidence that ebook reader sales are great in general.

The B&N player would include a 6-inch display, E-Ink screen, virtual keypad, and Wi-Fi, all while running on Google's open source Android platform.

Amazon recently cut the price of their Kindle, as well as making it International and available in 100 new countries.

It is unclear when the new Android device will be released and at what price but it is safe to say it will at least match the Kindle's new low price.

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19.10.2009 23:46

Considering that the Kindle costs twice as much as production cost, B&N should be able to undercut the price considerably. More importantly, their OS will be open source, so perhapse it will not include the remote censorship capabilities of the Kindle.

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