From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Barnes & Noble is releasing a new Nook e-book reader for the Christmas holidays while it evaluates the future of tablet computers.
Nook tablets haven’t sold well amid intense competition with Apple’s iPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and others. Barnes & Noble had a slim 2 per cent share of the worldwide tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2012, but fell off IDC’s top five list this year.
The company said it isn’t giving up on tablets, but it will focus on a new e-reader this year while continuing to sell last year’s tablet models.
The move comes as research firm IDC says the market for dedicated e-book readers is declining. Instead, consumers have been more interested in tablets, which can do much more, including video, email, Facebook and games.
Barnes & Noble’s new e-reader, Nook GlowLight, is available in its US retail stores and online from Wednesday for $US119 ($A125.88), the same as the standard model of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite reader.
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