Daily Archives: January 28, 2012
New York Times: The Bookstore’s Last Stand
Barnes & Noble is trying to strike at Amazon with another device. At its labs in Silicon Valley last week, engineers were putting final touches on their fifth e-reading device, a product that executives said would be released sometime this spring. (A Barnes & Noble spokeswoman declined to elaborate.)
I wonder what that could be?
eInk? Color LCD? Pixel Qi? Mirasol? (I doubt Mirasol unless they have a Top Sekrit Second-Gen screen that’s good!)
Cheaper eInk Nook? Cheaper color Nook?
I was just wondering the other day about what both Barnes & Noble and Kobo could possibly introduce later this year, so an introduction as soon as Spring is very surprising.
Probably nothing more surprising than a 9″ or 10″ tablet.
This photo is from Friday, January 20, 2012:
I first saw this station wagon moving down Broadway this morning but couldn’t get my own camera out in time to capture it: