Saturday, May 25, 2013

Is the B&N Nook Doomed?

Earlier today I read an article about ten things that will disappear within a year, and one of them was the B&N Nook. The others were interesting, too, like Volvo and Martha Stewart's magazine. In fact two of the products on the doomed list were print magazines.

In any even, this article about the Nook is interesting. It's doesn't say the Nook will disappear within a year, but it doesn't have very high hopes for it either.

The Nook, which is currently having some modicum of success and showing nice growth but is far from profitable, is based on the Android operating system. Google’s Android operating system. I predict that over the course of the next two years that we’ll see Microsoft /quotes/zigman/20493/quotes/nls/msftMSFT-0.09% convince the Nook guys to try a hybrid Android/Windows operating system or that they’ll convince the Nook guys to ditch Android entirely for Microsoft’s Windows 8 for tablets.

I used to post a lot more about my e-readers (Kobo products). But I've stopped posting about dedicated e-readers now basically because I don't use them much anymore. They've been sitting on top of the hutch in my dining room for months now and I'm not even sure if they have a charge.

I use my mini iPad and my iPhone to read almost everything now. It's more convenient, and that's the only reason why.  It's interesting how it seems like only yesterday everyone was talking about their e-readers.

You can read more here about the Nook.

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