A sign of something to do with e-books
Here’s the item on sale today at woot: 1 refurbished Barnes & Noble NOOK 3G+WiFi eReader, 16 Level B&W E Ink Display & Color Touchscreen Navigation Panel for $99 plus $5 shipping.
I’m not sure whether this is a sign of eBooks becoming the default, or if it means that new products are coming down the pike, or that Barnes & Noble is in trouble and the Kindle is going to be the default, or what, but it does show that the industry is changing faster and faster.
Having seen some of the new color screens coming out by the end of the year, I think I’m leaning towards inventory reduction… but I can’t be sure. And of course, by writing this, I’m contributing to the uncertainty.
Oh, one other note: woot is owned by… Amazon. Which means that for at least one day, Amazon is selling NOOKs. Now I’m even more confused.
At least one model of Nook can be easily converted into a full Android tablet by a simple process known as “rooting”.